Rhodesians occupy a very specific digitalized time-space bubble at the very
edges of a margin that researchers think of as “past.” In this study, I trace the memorization
of the Rhodesian Bush War on YouTube, of what it was like to fight for a dream
and see it crumble in an isolated and highly racialized society. Th rough narrative analysis
focusing on identity formation and social networks of relationships, a militaryromantic
story of racialized masculine heroism, suffering and sacrifice is pieced
together, forming a globally shared Rhodesian space-time bubble of meaningfulness,
making it an active part of the present as much as a remnant of the past.