264pp, illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2015
John Shaw was born in 1947 in Livingstone and grew up in various towns in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) where his father was a member of the Northern Rhodesia Police. The family moved to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1964 and in 1966 John joined the British South Africa Police. He retired in August 1981 as a superintendent. In this memoir he discusses the lifesyle of a district policeman and encounters with ZANLA fighters during the Bush War.