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The Art Work of Andre Du Plessis

Our first featured artist is Andre du Plessis.  Andre's work is photo-realistic and haunting in places.  Contact Andre du Plessis for further details regarding his art works.

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Plaintively titled "Boots" - a Rhodesian soldier has been killed in action and his body is recovered by helicopter.  An all too familiar scene as the war progressed.








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The stark detail of the bunker is superbly captured here.  Note the sandbagged defensive wall, the pintle mounted FN-MAG machine gun and spotlight for scouring the bush at night.









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Andre's subtle use of earthy colours brings out the subject of his painting - an elephant grazing along the shoreline at Kariba.








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The lush countryside around the Headlands area of Rhodesia forms the subject of this picture.








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A forested area of some beauty; a lonely rural dirt road and a single donkey cart.








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Two Hawker Hunter FGA-9's high in the Mashonaland sky.  The Rhodesian Air Force's small fleet of aircraft included a number of  classic war birds.  With these scarce resources, the Rhodesians maintained air superiority  throughout the period of the bush war.






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Another rural scene; the rocky granite outcrops of Rhodesia were known by the Dutch term "kopje" (koppie).









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A Reims-Cessna F3337 "Lynx" of the Rhodesian Air Force.  Acquired surreptitiously in the mid 1970's these aeroplanes were ideally suited to strike actions and served with distinction throughout the war years.






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A rural scene with ubiquitous windmill.  The Chiredzi area of the Rhodesian Lowveld.







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