Memories of Rhodesia

RHODESIAN HISTORY:
A LOOK AT MARCH OVER THE YEARS

March - the time that Julius Caesar warned "beware the Ides of March". As Summer turned to Autumn, so the fate of the nation changed.As always it was politics that dominated the news - each time about the steps being taken to implement a political settlement that would eventually bring peace to the country.


March 1974

Rhodesia's most popular person to hate, Harold Wilson, was once again sent to 10 Downing Street.

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Murder and mayhem at The Falls, whilst in the UK an attempt was made on the life of Princess Anne.

Meanwhile tragedy struck P.E.A.

     

March 1978

Saw great events take place as an Internal Settlement was reached and white-minority rule in Rhodesia came to an end.

 

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March 1979

Twelve months later and the country prepares for the first ever one-man one-vote elections.

General Hickman is forced into retirement whilst the country continues its attacks against ZANLA.

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March 1980

Once again the country goes to the polls and elects Robert Mugabe as Prime Minister.

The final days of Rhodesia come to a close.

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