Rhodesian Front


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Rhodesian Front

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the governing party in Zimbabwe (then called Rhodesia) 1962–78
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Ellert, The Rhodesian Front War: Counter-insurgency and guerrilla war in Rhodesia 1962 to 1980 (Gweru, 1989), 117
1965: White voters in the African colony of Rhodesia back Prime Minister Ian Smith's Rhodesian Front which wants independence from the UK.
I AM surprised that Canon Peter Hall (Mailbox, June 8) did not reflect in his letter that the so-called rebels such as Ian Smith and Wing Commander Simmonds of the Rhodesian Front party fought for Britain during the war.
Smith's party, the Rhodesian Front, overwhelmingly won elections in 1970 and 1974, as government clashes with black nationalist guerrilla fighters intensified.
1965: Huge Rhodesia election win for Smith White voters in the African colony of Rhodesia back Prime Minister Ian Smith, pictured left, and the Rhodesian Front which is demanding independence from the UK.
In the course of his story, he explains some of the factors and events that cumulatively formed the counter-insurgency war in Rhodesia and its neighboring countries, known as the Rhodesian Front War of 1972-74.
In March 1962 three opposition groups, including the Dominion Party merged to form the Rhodesian Front (RF), under the leadership of Winston Field of the Dominion Party.
This strategy, however, alienated Europeans from his United Federal Party and in December 1962 it was defeated at the polls by a new right-wing party, the Rhodesian Front.
Independence: the Rhodesian Front government of Prime Minister lan Smith declared independence in 1965, in defiance of Great Britain and world opinion.
Falling foul of Winston Field's Rhodesian Front government in 1963, he was expelled from Southern Rhodesia as an undesirable and took a number of overseas academic posts in the UK, US and Tanzania before returning to Zimbabwe shortly after independence in 1980.
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