Selous Scouts

Rhodesian Counter-Insurgency Specialists

Peter Baxter



Formed in 1973 by the legendary Lieutenant-Colonel Ron Reid-Daly at the behest of Rhodesian military supremo General Peter Walls, the Selous Scouts were to write their name into the annals of military history as one of the finest counterinsurgency units of all time, through their innovative pseudo-guerrilla tactics, brilliant reconnaissance operations into Zambia and Botswana and daring flying-column raids into Mozambique.


The book presents an excellent survey of Rhodesia's security strategies and remains a fascinating contribution in its field. - International Affairs


Peter Baxter is an author, amateur historian and African field, mountain and heritage travel guide. Born in Kenya, educated in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), leaving the country after independence.