Bush War Rhodesian Internal Affairs Flag

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Original Bush War Rhodesian Internal Affairs Flag made by William Smith & Gourock.

Maker label present. Lots of wear to flag along with staining and soiling.

Measures 64” X 35” 

Established by the British South Africa Company in 1894 as the Native Affairs Department, it was reconstituted in 1962 as the Ministry of Internal Affairs. It established administrative districts throughout Rhodesia. Each district was led by a white uniformed District Commissioner, who was assisted by a multiracial staff and security forces. As the Rhodesian Bush War began in the early 1970s, INTAF significantly expanded its security operations. It established a paramilitary force, which patrolled the rural areas. It also began intelligence-gathering and maintained the protected villages program. Upon Zimbabwe's internationally recognized independence in 1980, INTAF was disestablished and was succeeded by the Zimbabwean Ministry of Home Affairs.

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