Anatomy of Terror (ca. 1974)

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This is a digitised version of an article from The Anatomy Of Terror. The booklet was published on January 1, 1974 by the Rhodesian Ministry of Information and circulated in Washington, D.C.

“This material is prepared, edited, issued or circulated by the Rhodesian Information Office, 2852 McGill Terrace, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 which is registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act as an agent of the Government of Rhodesia in Salisbury. This material is filed with the Department of Justice where the required registration statement is avail-able for public inspection. Registration does not indicate approval of the contents of this materia! by the United States Government.”

The Anatomy Of Terror

This is not a pretty book. The pictures inside depict a few of the many atrocities perpetrated by the so-called Freedom Fighters in Rhodesia..

Outright torture has long been a weapon of the Communist-trained thugs who, for the past 15 years, have been trying to force their philosophies on an unwilling and peace-loving, indigenous, population.

The incidents and pictures in this book record the wave of atrocities – murder, rape, abduction, torture, beatings, robberies and cattle maimings, over the last 18 months.

If, as they say, the people are on their side, why is it necessary for them to resort to such barbarism in order to convince them? It is a sober thought that the people who perpetrate these crimes are financed and comforted by the international community and the World Council of Churches.

Perhaps this publication will serve to prove the calibre of men who masquerade as liberators of a so-called oppressed community who are supposed to be in rebellion against a white-dominated Government.

Let no one doubt the message it conveys. For this is the “new order” that the Organization of African Unity would seek to introduce to Rhodesia. This is the work of people inspired by African despots, massacres in the former Belgian Congo, wholesale murder of the Lumpas in Zambia, the bloody toll of Burundi, the butchers of Biafra, and the assassins of Zanzibar – the whole blood-stained fabric of African aspirations.

This then is the anatomy of terror.

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