Mike Borlace writes knowledgeably and respectfully on his experiences. The writing is intense, and is rounded out in terms of details. There is even a glossary and appendix to help the reader acclimate to this world.
by JD DeHart
Exceptional in every way. Real, a time forgotten and a man of war
Over 700 days in combat with men, even flying nurses and even his DOG and yet even more amazing he survived 5 crashes.
A great reminder of what is real and what is just written about.
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by Ranger Harper
A truly amazing book . With his wonderfully descriptive style the author writes about events in a way that made me feel like I was sitting in the cockpit with him watching them unfold before my very eyes . And feeling the the emotions , the anticipation of action and action and quite often the sadness of it all. Truth be told I was one of those people on the ground and for the first time ever was able to understand and see events through a combat pilots eyes. Characters are described in such a way that I felt as if I had met them sometime in the distant past. And the humour - tongue-cheek, in-your-face laugh out loud that had me in stitches.
Accurate, direct, well written, and welcomely devoid of political correctness - exactly how it should be!
Started reading and finished it in one sitting. Alarmingly real in the accurate conveyance of the emotions prevalent in that harsh unforgiving period. Insightful as well regarding the politics at work. Not everyone’s taste I suspect but a cracking read for anyone involved in the “struggle”
Fantastic read, brought back so many memories of Rhodesia, a "Paradise Lost".
The Rhodie slang, places in and around Salisbury and so many other long forgotten places.
Hopefully Mike will do a follow up as hinted at in the last page of the book when he was picked up in Zambia on the edge of the Zambezi River.
Well done Mike, one of the best books on the Rhodesian conflict.
by Jock Hiddleston