Interview with Alan Toms, male, formerly British South Africa Police.
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Interview undertaken in London on 07/10/2008 by Sue Onslow
Audio file details:
Media: hard drive and CD.
Format: wav and mp3.
Size: 988MB and 89.6MB.
rhodesia; british south africa police; military recruitment (rhodesia); law enforcement; military training (rhodesia); nationalism; wilson, james harold, baron wilson of rievaulx (1916-1995); unilateral declaration of independence (1965); resignation (from rhodesian security forces); firearms; insurgency; police anti-terrorist unit (patu); communism; social class; occupational status (in rhodesian security forces); wages; social status; ethnic groups (in rhodesian security forces); equal opportunity; oppression; elections; land ownership; independence; federation of rhodesia and nyasaland; criminals; call ups; military intelligence; crime reporting; ambush; counterinsurgency (coin); african languages; customs and traditions (african); spirit mediums; homicide; cultural identity (rhodesian); support unit; career development; emigration (from rhodesia); associations; community (social values); intergroup relations (rhodesian security forces); south africa; apartheid; south african police; malayan emergency (1948-1960); seekings, (reg) albert reginald (1920-1999); excitement; colonialism; racial discrimination; interethnic relations; economic and social development; china; natural resources; Rhodesian Oral History Project