Interview with Chris Pearce, formerly Rhodesian Army.
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Interview undertaken 25/09/2009 by Annie Berry
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rhodesia; army (rhodesia); childhood; colonialism; british empire; military recruitment (rhodesia); unilateral declaration of independence (1965); 1st battalion, rhodesian light infantry; 2 commando; 7 troop; 3 commando; 13 troop; zambia; economic sanctions; manufacturing industry; production; rationing; education; wages; family disorganization; delinquency; 3 commando; social stratification; social class; military strategy (rhodesia); war planning; malayan emergency (1948-1960); c squadron, rhodesian special air service regiment (sas); sandhurst, uk; john mowlem and co; farming; firearms; guns; operation anvil; powell, spike; rubin smith, bruce; army (uk); nationalism; arms control; arms industry; occupational status (in rhodesian security forces); cultural isolation; contact (with opposition); torture; terrorism; war dead; mau mau; kenya; fire force; pseudo operations; selous scouts; special branch; military intelligence; propaganda; resources (military); racial segregation; school of infantry; assembly points; coup; elections; muzorewa, abel tendekayi (b 1925); walls, george peter, lieutenant general (b 1927); zimbabwe african national union (zanu); zimbabwe people’s revolutionary army (zipra); gerrymandering; nhongo, rex; masuku, lookout; politics; resignation (from rhodesian security forces); grey's scouts; interethnic relations; equal opportunity; 1st battalion, rhodesia regiment; 4th battalion, rhodesia regiment; 5th battalion, rhodesia regiment; loyalty; mugabe, robert gabriel (b 1924); apartheid; psychological trauma; elim mission; Rhodesian Oral History Project