This is the definitive history and tribute to "The Incredibles". The RLI is one of those units that, for true military aficionados, is spoken with the same reverence as Legio X, Davout's 3rd Corps, la Légion étrangère, the impi's/ibutho's of Shaka Zulu, and 1st SS Panzer. This was one of those rare units that was lead by, and composed of, "first-thinkers". They virtually invented the science of COIN (counter-insurgency).
With 20/20 hindsight, I believe most objective people will agree that the struggle of Rohodesia's white minority was a noble endeavor, despite what it seemed like at the time. Certainly, it is difficult to find anything good about the Mugabe regime which succeeded it , and which still devastates the land and people of Zimbabwe. It is unfortunate that the issue of skin color came to dominate all rational discussion of the conflict. As a Democrat and (huge) Obama supporter, I suppose I am surprised by my own view on this. But facts are facts - regardless if they fit into one's preconceived notions.
In any case, do yourself a favor and buy this book. I am truly and deeply proud to own this small piece of one of the greatest military units the World has ever seen. Beyond that, the quality and loving attentional to detail is like nothing I've ever seen. As I said, it's a fitting tribute to some incredible men - many of whom still fight the "good fight" in Afghanistan today.
May God bless them and keep them safe.