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[Forewarning, this post is kinda off topic]
I really want to get my dad a pair of the rugby shorts as a fathers day present as he long ago wore out his own. When I got one of the slotting floppies shirts and wore it without mentioning it he and my mum had a good chuckle when they realised I had a shirt mentioning Rhodesia on.
Picture is my dad being INTAF, not saying which one. Basically, riding around visiting and managing protected villages with an FAL and an UZI, distributing anti-terrorist propaganda.
Cool stuff, he's kept a lot of the pamphlets and tons of film which we aim to digitise. I want him to do memoirs because he had a really crazy career, culminating in driving himself to a hospital my mum worked at in a borrowed tractor, after going over a landmine in a land rover and the ambulance getting lost. I have a bunch of scans of interesting war/immigration related documents they kept when they left the country, including their war bonds etc, which I'll post if anyone is interested.
We both find the internet's masturbation over Rhodesia fascinating in a weird way, which is why I rarely post about it. Particularly Americans given the fact along with Canada the UK and Australia you all basically fucked the place due to sanctions. Which still pisses off my dad given each country has its own, far worse track record of treatment for natives, and having now worked as a civil servant in the UK and rubbed shoulders with some of the people who made decisions about his country, was horrified to learn how little they really knew about it. (People who worked in the advisory for sanctions believing Rhodesia had Apartheid :/)
(I feel bad posting this particular image, because of the lengths I had to go to rip it from here, so posting source.)