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Speaker: Tim Ewbank
Zimbabwe won its independence after a largely forgotten civil war which pitched the government of Ian Smith against the nationalist forces of Robert Mugabe & Joshua Nkomo. This talk follows the progress of the war from its modest beginning to full scale civil war. The international forces that lead to the eventual settlement and its aftermath will be examined. It will conclude with a comparison with the American experience in Vietnam, which was contemporaneous.
Tim Ewbank grew up in Rhodesia and was directly involved in the civil war. He continues to have connections with the country; consequently has witnessed its sad decline into its being a failed state.
08 Nov 2023
Zoom and Bridge St (booking required)