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(2) The US vets who Volunteered For Rhodesia - Free Documentary - 1/12/17

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Reseach Tools used: Easybib, Noodle Tools.
Short Student film about the US Vietnam veterans in the Rhodesian bush war, who also had the name "the crippled eagles."
Author: Aidan Torma
Teacher: Mr Buckley
For educational use only - nonprofit film.
Editing Software: iMovie

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Image Sources

Rhodesian Flag: Vox.com
South African Apartheid flag: Wikipedia.com
United Nations Flag: Wikipedia.com
Zimbabwe Flag: Flagapedia.net
Portuguese Angola Flag: Wikipedia.com
Soviet Union Flag: Istockphoto.com
Angola Flag: Worldatlas.com
Soldier of Fortune Rhodesian Infantry photo: Ander Xande - Vietnam Vets in Rhodesia
A pride of men Rhodesian advertisement: The story of Rhodesia’s Army
Ian Smith pistol and Victoria fall photos: BBC - Rhodesia Profile
Rhodesian Wildlife advertisement: Althistory.com
Robert Mugabe Photo: Huffington Post
Cecil Rhodes Photo: BBC - Zimbabwe profile
Rhodesian Soldier Kit Diagram: IPMS/REVIEW
Crippled Eagles Photo: Wikipedia.com
Rhodesian group photos: Pinterest.com, Coub.com, BBC Zim, Wikipedia.com
Music and Audio:
Audio software: Imovie, Quicktime player, Online Converter V 3.1.
Audio Equipment: RHODE microphone, Blue Yeti Microphone, Macbook air 2012 audio.
Clem Tholet 1973 - Rhodesians Never Die
Creedence Clearwater 1969 - Fortunate Son
John Edmund 1966 - I wish I was a blue Job

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