Mozambique had not actually declared war. President Samora Machel's words were "Our country has been attacked and our people are being massacred. We are in a state of war." But this subtle distinction was lost in an early translation that spoke of a "declaration of war". The 800-mile border between Mozambique and Rhodesia was closed, and Mozambique began fully to implement the UN-imposed international sanctions against Rhodesia.
TIME magazine, March 1976: AFRICA: The Countdown for Rhodesia
The UK's Daily Mail said: The choice for the Europeans in Rhodesia is not between handing over and hanging on. It is between a chance of survival and certain suicide.
Filabusi was founded in 1899 as a mining settlement centred around Fred mine. The name is a European take on the Ndebele name Mfilubuso which means ‘to create a face’. The possible reason for this name comes from a story that a local was killed by an arrow that struck him in the face.
Simanje-manje was a form of South African music that became popular in the 1960s. The Zulu term means "things of now-now".
This clip provides a sample of military music, songs and historic sounds from the Rhodesian Forces during the bush war: