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Operation Oyster

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Operation Oyster
Part of the Rhodesian Bush War (or Second Chimurenga)
Operation Oyster is located in Zimbabwe
Operation Oyster (Zimbabwe)
Date19 March-14 April 1969
Chirundu, Rhodesia
Result Indecisive
 Rhodesia Zimbabwe African People's Union flag.png ZIPRA
Commanders and leaders
Rhodesia Unknown Zimbabwe African People's Union flag.png Unknown
Units involved

23x15px Rhodesian Army

Rhodesia BSAP
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
1 civilian lightly injured 12 sympathisers arrested

Operation Oyster was an operation involving the Rhodesian Light Infantry and the British South Africa Police in response to the shooting of a white Rhodesian couple in their car near the Nyadiri Bridge. The husband was hit in the leg and the foot. The operation was shut down on the 14th April, a dozen ZAPU sympathisers had been arrested.[1]


  1. Wood 2008, pp. 639–640


  • Wood, J. R. T. (April 2008). A matter of weeks rather than months: The Impasse between Harold Wilson and Ian Smith: Sanctions, Aborted Settlements and War 1965–1969. Victoria, British Columbia: Trafford Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4251-4807-2.

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