The Wretched of the Empire: Politics, Ideology and Counterinsurgency in Rhodesia, 1965–80

@article{Evans2007TheWO,
  title={The Wretched of the Empire: Politics, Ideology and Counterinsurgency in Rhodesia, 1965–80},
  author={Michael Evans},
  journal={Small Wars \& Insurgencies},
  year={2007},
  volume={18},
  pages={175 - 195}
}
  • M. Evans
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Political Science
  • Small Wars & Insurgencies
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