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dc.contributor.author Makombe, Tafirenyika
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-26T13:56:37Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-26T13:56:37Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Makombe, T. (2013). Out of Action: By Chris Cooks. Johannesburg: 30 Degrees South Publishers 1999; pp 278. Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(2): 185-187. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2026-7215
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1404
dc.description.abstract Chris Cocks’ (2008) Out of action is the sequel to his (1988) Fireforce – one man’s war in the Rhodesian Light Infantry. In Fireforce the writer narrates his life in the Rhodesian Light Infantry. In Out of action the twenty-one year old Cocks explains his double role as civilian and police reservist when he writes: “A few months before I had been Lance-Corporal Cocks. Now I was Police Reservist Cocks, attempting to begin a civilian career in agriculture” (Cocks, 2008, p. 24). In reality, however, there is no distinction between the two roles as a lance-corporal and police reservist because the Rhodesian police was militarised. In the army Cocks was a stick leader while in the police he is leader of a Police Anti-Terrorist Unit (PATU). The PATU was a paramilitary specialist unit in the British South African Police (BSAP) while a stick was a four to six-man unit or battle group in the Rhodesian Army. For both units their call was to respond to guerrilla sightings and engage them in combat. en_US
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dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Chris Cooks en_US
dc.subject Johannesburg en_US
dc.title Out of Action: By Chris Cooks. Johannesburg: 30 Degrees South Publishers 1999; pp 278. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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