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Location 19808, Delaware
Country United States
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Start Time Feb. 27, 2017 15:59:50
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WELENSKY'S 4000 DAYS

In 1953, a British Conservative Government brought about the Federation of three African States Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland, convinced that such a Federation was the only practicable means by which the three Central African territories can achieve security for the future and ensure the well-being of all their peoples.

The prospects seemed infinitely good; such a federation might not only become a state as great as Canada but a bulwark against the already menacing advance of Communist influence in Africa. The constitution was so solidly welded that, in the opinion of two British Secretaries of State, the federation could only be liquidated by the unanimous consent of the four governments concerned.

And yet, only 10 years later, another British Conservative Government, protesting to the last minute, Sir Roy maintains, that nothing further from their minds, brought about the dissolution of the federation.

The story is here told by one of the chief architects of the Federation and the man who for seven of the ten years was its Prime Minster. He is a man renowned for his belief in the outspoken word. �I am a fighter,� he admits in the first few pages. This book is the account of how he fought, tenaciously and indefatigably, for something in which he believed passionately. He always said what he meant and meant what he said; others, he felt, did not. �The federation was destroyed, not by our avowed enemies but by those who called themselves our friends and said they believed in what we had built. They killed it slowly, in the dark and by stealth; and they wept hypocritical tears as the finished the deed.� In his view the interests of the Federation were all along subordinated to British political expediency.

The book is a highly controversial document, based on the minutes of interviews, tape recordings, transcripts of telephone conversations, and it affords an absolutely unique revelation of the machinery of government and statesmanship as practised in our time; for never surely could the documentation and sources for such a stark record become available under any other than these unusual circumstances.

Equally notable is the contribution Sir Roy makes to the history of the holocaust in the Belgian Congo where he reckons the Western powers were guilty of another betrayal.

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1st Edition, Hardback. Good condition.


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Don't forget to check out our large range of books, videos and memorabilia items we have available. The world's finest collection of Rhodesiana today - available on the web. Please contact us with any question you might have. Visit us today at Memories of Rhodesia

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A note originality: Every effort is made to ensure the items we offer for sale are original, genuine items. This is done through the provenance of the item, known traits of originals and checking with known experts. If we have doubts as to it's antecedents we will clearly make them known.

A note on shipping: for items sent from the US to other countries our preferred method is Global Priority Mail which allows for tracking and speedy delivery, where possible. Second, by Air Mail. We use similar services from our UK and SA offices. Surface Mail is no longer offered by the US Postal Service and therefore not an option. We try to ship within 1 business day of payment. Thank you

A note on availability: Though we have one item listed, the chances are that we have additional copies available at one of other offices in the US, UK or South Africa. If we do then we usually ship from the office nearest the buyers location to ensure a speedier delivery. If you have any questions concerning availability please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you.

A note on our DVD products: Our DVD's are taken from original 16mm and 8mm films or VHS tapes. They are digitally captured and enhanced with the finished product being better than the original, but they are not full restorations. They remain old footage, at least 40 years old, which have often not been cared for. You are not getting Hollywood quality products! All our DVD products are fully tested before they leave our premises. We will replace any defective item within 30 days. We do ask that the original disc be returned to us first. Our DVD's are on DVD-R media, please make sure that your player is compatible with this format. Thank you.


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