RHODESIA: Chimurenga and the Chicken Run

The leathery-faced Rhodesian tobacco farmer who sat sipping tea in the spacious lobby of Salisbury's Meikles Hotel had an automatic rifle slung incongruously across his lap. "If it comes to it," he told friends loudly, "I'll give up the farm, retreat here and pick off the buggers as they come through that door." Though still maintaining a confident front, reports TIME Correspondent Lee Griggs after a visit to Salisbury, white Rhodesia is becoming deeply demoralized. Last week's vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal the Byrd Amendment, under which the U.S. has...

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