50th Anniversary of UDI - 11/11/65. Whilst enormously proud to be Rhodesian, I believe this was not our finest hour.  The declaration was followed by 15 years of unilateral world trade sanctions and a protracted bush war, during which way too many young lives were lost. On its knees, the beloved country was then handed over on a plate to the Mugabe regime, which has all but reduced it to rubble over the past 35 years.  Could Smithy not have carried on negotiating and found a less radical…

50th Anniversary of UDI - 11/11/65. Whilst enormously proud to be Rhodesian, I believe this was not our finest hour. The declaration was followed by 15 years of unilateral world trade sanctions and a protracted bush war, during which way too many young lives were lost. On its knees, the beloved country was then handed over on a plate to the Mugabe regime, which has all but reduced it to rubble over the past 35 years. Could Smithy not have carried on negotiating and found a less radical…

The Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe...located right next to the Falls. Just imagine....

The Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe...located right next to the Falls. Just imagine....

Rhodesia 1 Dollar (1970-1979)  Obverse: Zimbabwe Bird, a national symbol of Zimbabwe; Bank logo with Chiremba Balancing Rocks at Epworth; Coat of Arms. Reverse: Mountains; Tobacco field. Watermark: Cecil Rhodes or Zimbabwe Main colour: Blue. Bird (1979 issue only). Signatures: N.H.B. Bruce, etc. First Date of Issue: 17 February 1970.

Rhodesia 1 Dollar (1970-1979) Obverse: Zimbabwe Bird, a national symbol of Zimbabwe; Bank logo with Chiremba Balancing Rocks at Epworth; Coat of Arms. Reverse: Mountains; Tobacco field. Watermark: Cecil Rhodes or Zimbabwe Main colour: Blue. Bird (1979 issue only). Signatures: N.H.B. Bruce, etc. First Date of Issue: 17 February 1970.

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Rhodesia - a teapot-shaped country in the Southern part of Africa.  The names of many towns have been changed now but these were what they were called when I was a little girl.

Rhodesia - a teapot-shaped country in the Southern part of Africa. The names of many towns have been changed now but these were what they were called when I was a little girl.

Woolworths bomb, Salisbury, 6 August 1977.  I was 2 streets away when this happened. *shudder*

Woolworths bomb, Salisbury, 6 August 1977. I was 2 streets away when this happened. *shudder*

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