Executive Outcomes: Against All Odds - Eeben Barlow (Revised Edition)

R 675.00

Executive Outcomes was already well known to several governments and private corporations before it exploded into controversy in 1993 after entering into a contract with Angola’s FAA to train a brigade-level force to decisively end their decades-old conflict with UNITA. It was also well known to those involved in fermenting conflicts in order to topple African governments with a view...

KOEVOET: The Men Speak - Jonathan Pittaway

R 675.00

This is the story of one of the world's most effective Special Forces units told by the men who served in it. Breaking with conventional military thinking, the South African Police created Koevoet by refining the concept of the counter-insurgency group pioneered in Rhodesia during the Bush War in order to provide up-to-date intelligence about an elusive enemy. Now at...

Composite Warfare: The Conduct of Successful Ground Force Operations in Africa - Eeben Barlow

R 450.00

Composite Warfare presents African soldiers and scholars with a true African ‘Art of War’. This book is intended as a guide and textbook for African soldiers and scholars who wish to understand the development of hostilities, strategy, operational design, doctrine and tactics. It also illustrates the importance of non-partisanship and the mission and role of the armed forces. It covers...

SPECIAL AIR SERVICE: The Men Speak - Jonathan Pittaway

R 675.00

Until now little has been known about the Rhodesian contribution to the history of the SAS. Now at last the men themselves tell their own stories of the exploits of that Special Forces unit during the Bush War and the years before. SAS Rhodesia provides a comprehensive account of the origins and history of this famous Special Forces unit, as told...

Salute the Eagle: My experiences as a Parabat in Angola – Kevin Vos

R 230.00

"This is my story; from the time when I was conscripted as a schoolboy into the army at age seventeen." This story is fact and not fiction. It is not a historical account written in the first person, it is written as a novel giving insight into the small talk, the joys and the challenges of army life; culminating in...

CHOPPER DOWN! The Story Of A Mercenary Pilot In Africa - Carl Alberts

R 300.00

After twenty years of armed conflict in Angola and political instability in coup-ridden Sierra Leone going back to 1991, private corporate financial interests became the catalyst that spawned the creation of possibly the most successful private military corporation to date: Executive Outcomes (EO). With its initial task of securing Angolan government control in the Soyo oil-producing region, prompted by private...

North of the Red Line: Recollections of the Border War by members of the SADF & SWATF: 1966-1989

R 400.00

Over the years, much has been written about individuals and the forces and their operations in what became commonly known as South Africa’s Border War, or Grensoorlog, but never before has the human spirit of this 23-year-old conflict been so graphically and unashamedly captured and chronicled as in this book. Equally unique, was the exclusive use of social media to...

Recce: A Collector's Guide To The History Of The South African Special Forces - Paul Matthysen, Matthew Kalkwarf & Michael Huxtable

R 1,600.00

The quintessential professional-prepared to die for his country, but not trained to ... this is the elite 'Recce' soldier This book has been some 15 years in the making and can claim, with some justification, to be the definitive publication on the 'Recces', unlikely to be topped for many, many years. The South African Special Forces have invariably been portrayed...

Surviving The Ride - Steve Camp & Helmoed Heitman

R 500.00

Ever wanted to know how South Africa became a world leader in the field of mine-protected vehicles? How about the many prototypes developed in secrecy by South Africa during the 1970s and 1980s, in defiance of the UN-led international arms embargo against the country? You probably didn’t know that in the past 40 years South Africa has developed and manufactured over 200 different mine-protected vehicles and their...

Four Ball, One Tracer: Commanding Executive Outcomes In Angola And Sierra Leone - Roelf van Heerden as told to Andrew Hudson

R 275.00

Brutally honest and devoid of hyperbole, this is Roelf van Heerden's Executive Outcomes. / Unapologetic, unassuming and forthright, the combat exploits of Executive Outcomes (EO) in Angola and Sierra Leone are recounted for the first time by a battlefield commander who was physically on the ground during all their major combat operations. From fighting UNITA for the critical oil installations...

First In Last Out - The South African Artillery In Action 1975 - 1988 - Clive Wilsworth

R 400.00

This work covers all operations of the Border War in which the South African gunners took part, starting in early 1975 when a young second lieutenant was seconded to train UNITA troops in Angola on US 4.2-inch mortars - through Operation Savannah, the first operation, to the last rounds that were fired in June 1988 against the Cuban 80th Division...

19 With A Bullet: A South African Paratrooper In Angola - Granger Korff

R 300.00

"A fast-moving, action-packed account of Granger Korff's two years' service during 1980/81 with 1 Parachute Battalion at the height of the South African 'bush war' in South West Africa (Namibia) and Angola. Apart from the 'standard' counter-insurgency activities of Fireforce operations, ambushing and patrols, to contact and destroy SWAPO guerrillas, he was involved in several massive South African Defense Force...

BLOOD on their HANDS: General Johan Booysen Reveals his Truth - Jessica Pitchford

R 250.00

When Johan Booysen hears that the new Provincial Police Chief takes backhanders from a Durban businessman, he decides to give her the benefit of the doubt. But the evidence becomes impossible to ignore and he soon gets dragged down the corridors of power and politics into a web of intrigue, deceit and betrayal that, at times, he has trouble making...

Die Roem en die Rou: Stories agter Honoris Crux - Dr At van Wyk

R 295.00

Die Roem en die Rou: Stories agter Honoris Crux het in 2008 die eerste keer verskyn as 'n keur uit vertellings wat dekades gelede verskyn het in At van Wyk se twee boeke, Honoris Crux: Ons Dapperes / Our Brave en Honoris Crux II. Ook inligting wat destyds as te sensitief vir publikasie beskou is, is hierin opgeneem. Hierdie heruitgawe...

Pathfinder Company: 44 Parachute Brigade - The Philistines - Graham Gillmore

R 255.00

Colonel Jan Breytenbach writes in the foreword: "On Ascension Day, 1978, a composite South African parachute battalion jumped onto the tactical HQ of SWAPO's PLAN army, based at Cassinga, 250 kilometres north of the Angolan border to destroy the facility, their logistics, and to wipe out a strong concentration of SWAPO guerrillas. The airborne assault, part of Operation Reindeer, was...

Shred When Read - Michael Bowery

R 300.00

This work is a serious, non-fictional autobiography, which inter alia is an expose of the times and personalities involved during the thirty years the author spent in covert operations with the Nationalist Party government of South Africa from 1966. The author’s targets during this period included Soviet and Cuban political and military activity in Southern Africa and those of the...

The Search For Puma 164: Operation Uric And The Assault On Mapai - Neill Jackson, & Rick van Malsen

R 300.00

September 6, 1979 a lone Puma helicopter flies northward, leaving behind the desolation of the battle for Mapai, in Mozambique's Gaza Province. Huddled in the cabin, two weary soldiers sit silently immersed in their own thoughts, contemplating their difficult duties ahead. WOII Graham Enslin, CSM, Support Commando, is struggling to come to terms with the death in action that morning...

NUBES BELLI - Oorlogswolke / Clouds Of War

R 230.00

NUBES BELLI: ‘n Versameling Gedigte Oor Die Bosoorlog / An Anthology Of Poems About The Bush War (Compiled by Dawid Lotter) Nubes Belli (a.k.a. Clouds of War – Oorlogswolke) is a bilingual anthology of poems compiled by Dawid Lotter, a Bush War veteran. This anthology is a kaleidoscope of poems from published as well as amateur poets sharing their reminiscences about their experiences in war, a war...

Battle For Cassinga: South Africa's Controversial Cross-border Raid, Angola 1978 - Mike McWilliams

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 3 BATTLE FOR CASSINGA  Battle for Cassinga is written as a first-hand account by an ordinary South African paratrooper who was at the 1978 assault on the Angolan headquarters of PLAN, the armed wing of SWAPO. The book relates why the South African government took the political risk in attacking the fortress in an external operation and...

Four Flags, The Odyssey of a Professional Soldier: Part 1 - Dave Barr

R 495.00

Four Flags refers to the four armies Dave Barr fought in, US Marines, Israeli Paratroopers, Rhodesian RLI and the South African Paratroopers, Pathfinders where he lost his legs. PART 1 - US MARINE CORPS VIETNAM 1969-72, ISRAELI DEFENCE FORCE 1975-77 Dave Barr had had a penchant for trouble since day one, born in the back of a car, shooting by...

Chibaya Moyo: The Rhodesian African Rifles - An Anthology, 1939-1981 (Andy Telfer & Russell Fulton)

R 450.00

Chibaya Moyo: The Rhodesian African Rifles - An Anthology, 1939-1981 (Andy Telfer & Russell Fulton) Chibaya Moyo, ‘Strike to the Heart’ in Shona, is an anthology of stories and anecdotes from those who served with the Masodja, the all-volunteer black soldiers of the Rhodesian African Rifles, a proud African regiment that fought with distinction in two world wars, the Malayan...

Bushmen Soldiers: The History Of 31, 201 And 203 Battalions In The Angolan War 1974-90 - Ian Uys

R 375.00

The Bushman soldiers were the most outstanding all-round fighters of the Border War. As the first of the indigenous population to take up arms on South Africa's behalf, they were among the last to lay them down. The border's oldest and most bush-wise people, they became feared as relentless trackers and dedicated soldiers. Coming from a primitive hunter/gatherer culture, they...

The Bomb : South Africa's Nuclear Weapons Program - Dr. Nic von Wielligh & Lydia von Wielligh-Steyn

R 475.00

The most comprehensive account ever of South Africa's nuclear power written by an insider and specialist as the main author. 576 pp with photo sections in colour and black-and-white.  

The Saints: The Story Of The Rhodesian Light Infantry - Alex Binda

R 480.00

At last! The history of the Rhodesian Light Infantry. We’ve seen the stories of the more ‘glamorous’ Selous Scouts, the SAS and the Rhodesian Air Force, but very little about the RLI, often underrated, but arguably one of the most effective counter-insurgency units of all time. This was the unit that brought the ‘Fireforce’ concept to the world’s attention - the...

Enduring Valour: South Africa's Cross Of Honour - Ian Uys

R 275.00

The Honoris Crux (Cross of Honor) was South Africa's premier gallantry decoration awarded to members of the SA Defense Force between 1952 and 2003. The stories behind over 300 of these awards and other medals for bravery are graphically told - ranging from outstanding valor in all types of warfare to exceptional heroism displayed in saving lives. For these soldiers,...

Mobile Warfare for Africa: On the Successful Conduct of Wars in Africa and Beyond - (Roland de Vries, Camille Burger & Willem Steenkamp)

R 755.00

Presenting a remarkable amount of experience drawing primarily from South Africa’s Border War in the form of case studies, supported fully by an extensive number of photographs and specially commissioned maps, this study has applications for historians, researchers, and contemporary military practice.This is an easy-to-read book with many real-life case-studies and examples which presents a yardstick for the enhancement of...

19 en Gewapen: 'n Suid Afrikaanse Valskermsoldaat in Angola - Granger Korff & Lenord le Hanie

R 300.00

Die rowwe en eerlike vertelling van ‘n ’Bat in the bosoorloë van Namibië en Angola  19 en Gewapen is ‘n aksiebelaaide vertelling van Granger Korff se twee diensjare in 1980/81 saam met 1 Valskermbataljon tydens die hoogtepunt van die Suid Afrikaanse Bosoorlog in Suid Wes Afrika (Namibië) en Angola.  Afgesien van die standaard teen-insurgensie aktiwiteite van die Fire Force krygsverrigtinge...

Platoon 3 - Tim Ramsden

R 350.00

“This is a story common to tens of thousands; called up, broken down, trained and thrust into action.” In 1984, as an eighteen-year-old school leaver, the author was conscripted into a chaotic world of strict order, intense discipline and subtle brain washing, moulding him into a proud well trained 1SAI Ratel soldier.  On the SWA/Namibian/Angolan border patrolling through the bush...

From Fledgling To Eagle: The South African Air Force During The Border War - Brig Gen Dick Lord

R 375.00

The crucible of combat over 23 years forged the fledgling South African Air Force into a formidable strike weapon, capable of defeating the best Soviet air defenses of the time. From Fledgling to Eagle chronicles the evolution of the SAAF in the 'Border War' that raged in Angola and South West Africa (Namibia) from 1966 to 1989, covering all the...

Troepie Snapshots: A Pictorial Recollection Of The South African Border War - Cameron Blake

R 200.00

A photographic slice of conscript life in the South African Defence Force This pictorial is a compilation of images obtained by the author while working on his first book-an oral history of pre-1994 South African Defence Force national service. It was illegal to take photos; however, there were inevitably those conscripts who ignored the rules, aiming their cheap, disposable cameras...

Four Flags, The Odyssey of a Professional Soldier: Part 2 - Dave Barr

R 495.00

Four Flags refers to the four armies Dave Barr fought in, US Marines, Israeli Paratroopers, Rhodesian RLI and the South African Paratroopers, Pathfinders where he lost his legs. PART 2 - RHODESIAN SECURITY FORCES 1979-80, SOUTH AFRICAN DEFENCE FORCE 1981-83 Dave Barr knew from 12 years old he wanted to be a Marine. Following a series of menial jobs – including...

Striking Inside Angola With 32 Battalion - Marius Scheepers

R 180.00

Join 'The Terrible Ones' on clandestine operations and in conventional warfare during the harsh bush war that raged through southern Angola in the 1980's. The conflict ended with the last major battle of the Cold War, one of the largest land battles of the latter part of the 20th century. This book presents an eyewitness account by a South African...

Bush Of Ghosts: Life And War In Namibia 1986-90 (John Liebenberg & Patricia Hayes)

R 400.00

Bush Of Ghosts: Life And War In Namibia 1986-90 (John Liebenberg & Patricia Hayes) Unique images by veteran photographer Liebenberg are included, taken in stealth where cameras were outlawed, and because he managed to get to both sides of the conflict. The book traces the marks left by war on individuals on both sides, as much as on the region...

9C - Nine Charlie! Army Signallers in the Field. The Story of the Men and Women of the South African Corps of Signals, and their Equipment - Walter Volker

R 500.00

The book, entitled ‘Signal Units Of The South Africa Corps Of Signals And Related Signal Services’ represents one of the most comprehensive collection of regimental and unit histories ever published in one volume in South Africa. It is also the first time that the histories of many of the signal regiments and other units will be published and available to...

Fireforce: One Man's War In The Rhodesia Light Infantry - Chris Cocks

R 260.00

Fireforce is the compelling, brutal but true account of Chris Cocks’ service in 3 Commando, The Rhodesian Light Infantry, during Zimbabwe’s bitter civil war of the ’70s—a war that came to be known almost innocuously as ‘the bush war’.  ‘Fireforce’, a tactic of total airborne envelopment, was developed and perfected by the RLI, together with the Selous Scouts and the Rhodesian...

Wondgom - Dawid Lotter

R 200.00

Dawid Lotter is ʼn Bosoorlog veteraan wat met hierdie bundel die emosies van die tydvak in gedigte en woordsketse weergee. Dit bevat sy eie ondervindings asook verwerkings van ander veterane se ervarings. Die gedigte spreek met brutale eerlikheid die gemoed van die soldaat tydens die oorlog aan, asook die aanpassings daarna. Die vrese, onsekerheid en wroegings van beide die soldaat...

Mercenaries: Putting The World To Rights With Hired Guns - Al J Venter

R 350.00

Mercenaries have been a part warfare for centuries, and though the names have changed, continue to play a part in global military conflicts. In today’s world these "soldiers for hire" are an attractive alternative when Western governments are reluctant to put their militaries at risk for obscure causes that would otherwise be difficult to explain to their electorates. In this...

SAAF's Border War: The South African Air Force In Combat 1966-89 (Peter Baxter)

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 8 SAAF'S BORDER WAR South African Mirages and Cuban MiG-21s dogfighting over Cuito Cuanavale, the largest tank battle on African soil since El Alamein; Puma troopships shot out of the skies by Strela missiles and RPG-7 rockets; Alouette III gunships hovering menacingly above Koevoet tracker-combat teams as they close in for the kill; Hercules and Transall transports disgorging...

Vlamgat: The Story Of The Mirage F1 In The South African Air Force - Brig Gen Dick Lord

R 280.00

"Their hands are shaking ever so slightly. They will be flying again in the morning"Vlamgat, literally 'flaming hole' in Afrikaans, was the nickname the South African Air Force (SAAF) gave to the Mirage F1, its formidable frontline jet fighter during South Africa's long 'border wars' in South West Africa (Namibia) and Angola from the late 1960's to the late 1980's....

The Great Trek Uncut: Escape From British Rule: The Boer Exodus From The Cape Colony 1836 - Robin Binckes

R 350.00

Until the lions are taught to write, history will always be written by the hunters'. In the early planning stages of Freedom Park Robin Binckes participated as a member of the history subcommittee. The amount of debate and argument, much of it heated, astounded him. Practically every event discussed was interpreted from diametrically differing viewpoints. One of the most controversial...

Rhodesia Regiment 1899-1981 - Peter Baxter, Hugh Bomford & Gerry van Tonder

R 1,200.00

As the 19th century and Queen Victoria's long reign drew to a close, volunteer squadrons of the Rhodesia regiment, recruited by Colonel Baden-Powell, were positioned along the border with Bechuanaland, to defend Rhodesia against Boer aggression. In 1914 Rhodesians again rallied to the Crown with the formation of two battalions of the Rhodesia Regiment to counter the German presence in...

The Last Hot Battle Of The Cold War: South Africa vs. Cuba in the Angolan Civil War - Peter Polack

R 300.00

As the Soviet Union teetered on the edge of collapse during the late 1980s, and America prepared to claim its victory, a bloody war still raged in Southern Africa, where proxy forces from both sides vied for control of Angola. The result was the largest battle on the dark continent since Al Alamein, with forces from both sides paying in...

The Black Beret: The History Of South Africa's Armoured Forces Volume 1 - Beginnings To The Invasion Of Madagascar 1942

R 650.00

Volume 1 of "The Black Beret" starts with the early history of South Africa and ends with the invasion of Madagascar by the South African Forces during WWII. This volume covers topics such as how armour came to the battlefield, the use of horses vs armoured car in German South West Africa in 1915, the first steps to mechanisation, the...

ARMY SIGNALS IN SOUTH AFRICA: The Story of the South African Corps of Signals and its Antecedents - Walter Volker

R 500.00

The book, entitled ‘ARMY SIGNALS IN SOUTH AFRICA. The Story of the South African Corps of Signals and its antecedents’ is impressive work of epic proportions, and together with its two companion volumes, will most probably become the primary reference work on army signals in South Africa. It is a compilation of some previously published material, but consists mainly of...

Kleurskakerings van Skarlaken - Dawid Lotter

R 200.00

"Sedert 1975 het ek meer as 300 gedigte en woordsketse geskryf en saamgestel oor die Bosoorlog en weermagslewe. Baie hiervan is nog te diep in my gevoelens gewortel om dit met ander te deel. Hierdie bundel, Kleurskakerings van Skarlaken, is ʼn samestelling van ʼn klein deeltjie van my versameling. Die Bosoorlog het plaasgevind tussen die jare 1966 tot 1989. Met...

Rhodesian Fire Force 1966 -1980 (Kerrin Cocks)

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 20 RHODESIAN FIRE FORCE 1966-1980 On 11 November 1965, Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith unilaterally declared his country independent of Britain. International sanctions were immediately instituted against the minority white regime as Robert Mugabe’s ZANLA and Joshua Nkomo’s ZIPRA armies commenced their armed struggle, the Chimurenga, the war of liberation. As Communist-trained guerrillas flooded the country, the...

BUSH WAR RHODESIA 1966-1980 (Peter Baxter)

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 17 BUSH WAR RHODESIA 1966-1980 It has been over three decades since the Union Jack was lowered on the colony of Rhodesia, but the bitter and divisive civil war that preceded it has continued to endure as a textbook counter-insurgency campaign fought between a mobile, motivated and highly trained Rhodesian security establishment and two constituted liberations movements motivated,...

Special Branch War: Slaughter in the Rhodesian Bush. Southern Matabeleland, 1976-1980 - Ed Bird

R 300.00

This searing account primarily covers Ed Bird's Special Branch (SB) service in the Beitbridge area of southern Matabeleland, 1976-1980, encompassing Operations Repulse and Tangent of the bitter Rhodesian 'bush war'. Joining the British South Africa Police (BSAP) in 1964, Bird cut his teeth on Selous Scouts 'pseudo' operations during Operation Hurricane in 1974-1976, so was well equipped to deal with...

Shaking Hands with Billy - Anthony Turton

R 255.00

Shaking Hands with Billy is a book that goes behind the scenes into the top secret world of the South African security force community during the build-up to the country's first democratic elections in 1994. The book reads at three different levels, because that moment in time is embedded in a set of regional dynamics, by which the author  is...

SIGNAL UNITS Of The South African Corps Of Signals And Related Signal Services - Walter Volker

R 500.00

The book, entitled ‘Signal Units Of The South Africa Corps Of Signals And Related Signal Services’ represents one of the most comprehensive collection of regimental and unit histories ever published in one volume in South Africa. It is also the first time that the histories of many of the signal regiments and other units will be published and available to...

Mad Dog Killers: The Story Of A Congo Mercenary - Ivan Smith

R 195.00

During that long, hot summer of 1964, Ivan Smith, a mercenary volunteer in the Arme'e Nationale Congolais, came to witness and understand fear, the law of the jungle and the lust for killing that permeates Africa. A member of 'Mad Mike' Hoare's 5 Commando Group he and his companions were nominally soldiers but there was little in the way of...

Counter-Strike From The Sky: The Rhodesian All-Arms Fireforce In The War In The Bush, 1974-1980 - JRT Wood

R 260.00

On 11 November 1965, Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith unilaterally declared his country independent of Britain. International sanctions were immediately instituted against the minority white regime as Robert Mugabe’s ZANLA and Joshua Nkomo’s ZIPRA armies commenced their armed struggle, the ‘Chimurenga’, the war of liberation. As Communist-trained guerrillas flooded the country, the beleaguered Rhodesians, hard-pressed for manpower and military resources,...

Winds Of Destruction: The Autobiography of a Rhodesian Combat Pilot - PJH Petter-Bowyer

R 450.00

Winds of Destruction is a unique account of one man’s service in the Rhodesian Air Force, spanning a period of twenty-three years from 1957 to 1980—through the politically turbulent years of Federation; the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (U.D.I.) by Ian Smith’s government in 1965 and thirteen years of relentless, uncompromising bush warfare against the never-ending tide of Robert Mugabe’s and Joshua...

Africa's Commandos: The Rhodesian Light Infantry - Mark Adams & Chris Cocks

R 700.00

The RLI … killing machine extraordinaire Few, if any, regiments have left their mark on the history of modern warfare as did the Rhodesian Light Infantry. Raised on 1 February 1961 the RLI first evolved into a commando unit then became involved in mundane border-control duties in the Zambezi Valley. Later as the bush war intensified the RLI was to...

The Flechas: Insurgent Hunting In Eastern Angola, 1965-1974 - John P Cann

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 11 THE FLECHAS In 1961, Portugal found itself fighting a war to retain its colonial possessions and preserve the remnants of its empire. It was almost completely unprepared to do so, and this was particularly evident in its ability to project power and to control the vast colonial spaces in Africa. Following the uprisings of March of 1961...

The Battle For Mozambique: The Frelimo-Renamo Struggle, 1977-1992 - Stephen Emerson

R 260.00

The sixteen-year-long war in Mozambique between the Frelimo government and Renamo rebels remains one of the most overlooked and misunderstood of the conflicts that raged across Africa during the height of the Cold War. While usually viewed as mere sideshow to more high-profile wars in Angola, Rhodesia and within apartheid South Africa itself, it nonetheless is noteworthy in its complexity,...

Selous Scouts: Rhodesian Counter-Insurgency Specialists (Peter Baxter)

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 4 SELOUS SCOUTS: Rhodesian Counter-Insurgency Specialists "Its members consisted of some of the finest guerrilla-fighting men in the western world, unconventional in many ways, disregardful of parade-ground discipline, unorthodox in their dress, yet a force so tightly knit in the face of danger that those who knew anything about them could only marvel" - The Citizen. Formed in 1973...

Skadus In Die Sand: 'n Koevoet Spoorsnyer se Verhaal van 'n Insurgensie Oorlog - Sisingi Kamongo & Leon Bezuidenhout

R 280.00

Hierdie is die storie van ‘n Kavango spoorsnyer wat ses jaar deel van Koevoet was, die elite Suid Afrikaanse Polisie teen-terrorisme eenheid, gedurende die Suidwes Afrika-Angola bosoorlog van die 1980’s.  Die meerderheid van die wit polisie lede het nie meer as twee jaar gehou nie; die swart lede het egter vir jare op hierdie spore geloop. Sisingi Kamongo vertel die...

MAMPARA: Rhodesia Regiment: Moments of Mayhem by a Moronic, Maybe Militant Madman - TOC Walsh

R 260.00

Toc Walsh was conscripted into intake 138 Depot Rhodesia Regiment on 18 April 1974 and endured a year of what he deemed to be ‘military mayhem’. In July 1976, he was drafted again with the 10th Battalion Rhodesia Regiment to continue his wild ride into the maniacal world of combat. The country was in a state of national emergency and all available...

Four-War Boer: The Century And Life Of Pieter Arnoldus Krueler

R 300.00

The amazing life of Pieter Krueler (1885-1986) provides a window into a full century of conflict such as one man rarely experiences. Four-War Boer traces Krueler's highly colorful life from the Second Boer War, where he first served as a 14-year-old scout, through his service in World War I with the German army in East Africa, to the Spanish Civil...

War Dog: Fighting Other People's War - Al J Venter

R 280.00

Mercenaries have been with us since the dawn of civilization, yet in the modern world they are little understood. While many of today's freelance fighters provide support for larger military establishments, others wage war where the great powers refuse to tread. In War Dog, Al Venter examines the latter world of mercenary fighters effecting decisions by themselves. In the process...

The Rebel In Me: A ZANLA Guerrilla Commander In The Rhodesian Bush War, 1974-1980 - Agrippah Mutambara

R 255.00

This is the true story of a young guerrilla commander brought up in a Christian family in Rhodesia, a former colony of Britain. Exposed to the excesses of a colonial regime where race and racism determined one’s status in society, and influenced by the radical anti-racial views of his parents and later of fellow students and work mates, his character...

Anecdotes Of The Anglo-Boer War: Tales From The Last of The Gentlemen's Wars - Rob Milne

R 260.00

Wars always generate stories and everybody loves a story. Rob Milne has compiled this selection of Anglo-Boer War stories from all over South Africa and recounts them in a book that saddens, mystifies, but most of all entertains. There's the devotion of the English fiance'e who for 60 years sent a sprig of heather to the Chrissiesmeer Post Office for...

My Memoirs of the British South African Police - John Shaw

R 260.00

My memoirs of the British South African Police 1966 - 1981 ... and a Colonial Upbringing in Northern Rhodesia Throughout the author’s life in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) his father was a member of the Northern Rhodesia Police and the author sets about recording various incidents in the life of a youngster growing up on the numerous towns and police stations...

Motoring Memories Of The British South Africa Police - Barry Woan & Peter Huson

R 300.00

MOTORING MEMORIES OF THE BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA POLICE - Written & compiled by Barry Woan & Peter Huson This book starts with a history of the British South Africa Police (BSAP) Motor Car Club, which would never have existed if it had not been for the enthusiasm of the then Commissioner, Basil Spurling.  It was a success during its short...

Standby! South African Air Force Search and Rescue - Brig Gen Dick Lord

R 295.00

Unsung heroes—the selfless heroism of South Africa’s airmen In the air force no mission receives greater priority than the mission of mercy. When lives are at stake all resources available are dedicated to the task. Aircrew, ground crew, paramedics, doctors, mountaineers, navy divers, policemen and trained civilian volunteers are rapidly organized into a rescue team and dispatched with all haste...

BIAFRA: The Nigerian Civil War: 1967–1970 (Peter Baxter)

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 16 BIAFRA: The Nigerian Civil War: 1967–1970 Nigeria was a unique concept in the formation of modern Africa. It began life as a highly lucrative if climatically challenging holding of the Royal Niger Company, a British Chartered Company under the control of Victorian capitalist Sir George Taubman Goldie. It was handed over to indigenous rule in 1960...

The Fighting Doc: The Rhodesian Bush War Diary of John Coey, KIA 19 July 1975

R 250.00

The Rhodesian Bush War Diary of John Coey, KIA 19 July 1975 It is Saturday afternoon, 19 July 1975, next to a dry riverbed in Rhodesia’s north-eastern operational area, in a war against communist-backed guerrillas. A Rhodesian combat medic receives an order to descend into the riverbed to attend to two critically wounded troopers, their figures seemingly lifeless on the...

Masodja: The History Of The Rhodesian African Rifles And Its Forerunner, The Rhodesia Native Regiment - Alex Binda

R 500.00

Formed in 1916 as The Rhodesia Native Regiment, its troops were blooded with honour in the East African campaign. Disbanded in 1919, the regiment was re-formed in 1940 during World War II as The Rhodesian African Rifles, seeing action in Burma. In the 1950s, the regiment distinguished itself further during the Malayan Emergency. During the 1960s and 1970s, the regiment...

Delta Scout: Ground Coverage Operator - Tony Trethowan

R 250.00

As a young Patrol Officer, Tony Tretowan was to experience rural life in remote stations in the bush of Matabeleland. He embraced the experience and learned Sindebele within a few months. The book is richly interspersed with anecdotes of wild frontier life - of rowdy prospectors, obstreperous farmers, maverick hunters and bizarre eccentrics. He deals with a wide array of...

Congo Unravelled: Military Operations from Independence to the Mercenary Revolt, 1960–68 - Andrew Hudson

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 6 CONGO UNRAVELLED: Military Operations from Independence to the Mercenary Revolt, 1960–68 “Clearly and comprehensively explains the intrigues of the Congo wars” –Colonel Mike Hoare Post-independence events in the Republic of the Congo are a veritable Gordian knot. The ambitions of Congolese political leaders, Cold War rivalry, Pan-Africanism, Belgium’s continued economic interests in the country’s mineral wealth,...

The Kevin Woods Story: In The Shadow Of Mugabe's Gallows

R 255.00

Kevin Woods was sentenced to death in Zimbabwe and jailed for twenty years by Robert Mugabe. For more than five years of his detention he was held in the shadow of Mugabe's gallows, cut off from the world, naked and in solitary confinement. He had been a senior member of Mugabe's dreaded Central Intelligence Organization, the CIO, and was jailed...

Weep For Africa: A Rhodesian Light Infantry Paratrooper's Farewell To Innocence - Jeremey Hall

R 250.00

Jeremy Hall’s childhood in the white-ruled apartheid South Africa of the 1950's and ’60s was ostensibly idyllic: growing up in the farming areas of Natal, he had free rein to pander to his keen exploratory mind, yet niggling away was entrenched racism and interracial hatred. Closeted in the hallowed halls of an English-speaking high school, the revelation of the real...

Tumult In The Clouds: Stories from the South African Air Force 1920 – 2010 - Dean Wingrin

R 355.00

The South African Air Force (SAAF), formed on 1 February 1920, is the second oldest air force in the Commonwealth. The air arm played a major role in securing victory for the Allies during the Second World War, in the 1948/49 Berlin Airlift, and in Korea in the 1950s. The SAAF assisted Rhodesia in the 1960s and ’70s, made a...

Journey through Many Worlds - Johan Dempers

R 280.00

This is a fascinating story which started 15 years ago when the author responded to a newspaper advertisement from one Joe Brooks, seeking a fellow adventurer to take part in what seemed to be a crazy venture: a 15,000 kilometer trip across the continent of South America-by pane, train, on foot and by canoe. Together, the two men travelled through...

Watershed: Angola And Mozambique: A Photo-history: The Portuguese Collapse In Africa, 1974-1975 - Wilf Nussey

R 255.00

In the first quarter of 1974 the advance of African independence that began in Ghana in 1956 had ground to a halt in southern Africa. It had come up against a seemingly impenetrable wall of white and colonial rule: the Portuguese in Angola and Mozambique, the UDI regime in Rhodesia, South African rule in South West Africa (Namibia), and the...

Die Grensoorlog In Ons Binnekant: Hanteer Verlies Gelowig - Ds Klasie Steenkamp

R 220.00

 “Dit was soos ’n geweerskoot in die nag. Die teiken is getref – op meer as een manier … Die bloed het in my ore gesuis … ‘U seun, Wouter, is dood.’ ” Een stukkende oomblik, ‘n leeftyd van verlies; ‘n emosionele kettingbotsing wat verhoudings verander – en soms wrakke langs die pad laat. Deur fyn gefiltreerde terugflitse nooi dominee...

Tale Gunner: The lighter side of South African military life - A.J. Brooks

R 150.00

Nothing quite beats that rawness of military humour. It’s the same the world over. This hilarious collection of South African military anecdotes will—for the less sensitive reader—have you doubled up with mirth. Here’s a taster … … If that is what it feels like to be blown to smithereens, then it’s not too bad. The noise of the explosion was horrendous...

Book of Remembrance: Rhodesia Native Regiment & Rhodesian African Rifles, 1916–1981 (Gerry van Tonder)

R 560.00

Book of Remembrance: Rhodesia Native Regiment & Rhodesian African Rifles, 1916–1981 (Gerry van Tonder) Over the years since 1980 when Rhodesia became Zimbabwe, much has been written and recorded about the various regiments that served the country of Rhodesia from the early pioneers in the 1890's, right through to the day that these fine units marched off their respective parade...

Malloch's Spitfire: The Story and Restoration of PK350 - Nick Meikle

R 275.00

Pursuit of a dream … Spitfire PK350 is the only late-mark Spitfire, an F Mk 22, to have ever been restored to full flying status. She had no restrictions on her airframe and with four fully serviceable 20mm cannons, she was as good as the day she came off the production line in July 1945 at the massive Castle Bromwich...

Blue And Old Gold: The History Of The British South Africa Police 1889-1980 - Peter Gibbs, Hugh Phillips & Nick Russell

R 675.00

Peter Gibbs was born in London in 1903, educated at Aldenham, and lived in Bulawayo since 1936. A number of his books have been published in London and New York. He served in the BSA Police Reserve for 21 years, retiring with the rank of reserve superintendent. He was awarded the MBE in 1964. He is deceased. Hugh Phillips was...

From Tailhooker to Mudmover: An Autobiography - Brig Gen (Ret) Dick Lord

R 250.00

This book traces an extraordinary career through nearly four decades of military aviation. Dick Lord, well known as an aviation raconteur, tells a tale of military flying at its very best. He covers, in amusing detail, the life of a carrier pilot in both the Royal Naval Fleet Air Arm and the United States Navy. His unusual career then led...

Operation Dingo: Rhodesian Raid On Chimoio And Tembue 1977 - JRT Wood

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 1 OPERATION DINGO: Rhodesian Raid On Chimoio And Tembue, 1977 Startling in its innovation and daringly suicidal, Operation Dingo was not only the Fireforce concept writ large but the prototype for all the major Rhodesian airborne attacks on the external bases of Rhodesian African nationalist insurgents in the neighboring territories of Mozambique and Zambia until such operations ceased...

Bwana Wa Polisi: The Story Of A Policeman's Life In England, Nyasaland And Bechuanaland, 1952 -1967 - Christopher Bean

R 160.00

Christopher Bean was born into a police family in Yorkshire and joined the West Riding Constabulary as a cadet in 1952. For the next fifteen years or so he continued a career in the police service, in the Royal Corps of Military Police, the West Riding Constabulary, the Nyasaland Police and finally the Bechuanaland Protectorate Police. This account re-lives his...

Out Of Action - Chris Cocks

R 260.00

Out of Action is the sequel to the best-selling Fireforce: One Man's War in the Rhodesian Light Infantry. Part 1, "War," chronicles Chris Cocks' final 16 months of combat in the Rhodesian bush war, as a stick leader in PATU, the Police Anti-Terrorist Unit. It is a time of unbelievable cruelty as the part-time white reservists battle overwhelming odds, without...

I am Soldier of Fortune: Dancing with Devils - Lt. Colonel Robert K. Brown, USAR (Ret.)

R 355.00

Robert K. Brown, former Green Beret, after a bizarre military career that succeeded in getting him kicked out of Special Forces not once but twice, and completing the Command and General Staff College without a security clearance, while meantime being wounded in Nam, finally found his true calling as a publisher.  Thirty-eight years ago he launched an upstart magazine from...

Pride Of Eagles: A History Of The Rhodesian Air Force - Beryl Salt

R 759.00

This is the story of military aviation in Rhodesia from the romantic days of 'bush' flying in the 1920's and '30s-when aircraft were refuelled from jerrycans and landing grounds were often the local golf course-to the disbandment of the Rhodesian Air Force (RhAF) on Zimbabwean independence in 1980. In 1939 the tiny Royal Rhodesian Air Force (RRAF) became the first...

Publish and be Damned: Two Decades of Scandals - Chris Steyn-Barlow

R 195.00

Chris Steyn-Barlow became a journalist by an unexpected twist after she took a secretarial post at the Sunday Tribune's Johannesburg's bureau. She proved herself a useless secretary but her boss, the legendary Viv Prince, sent her out on stories instead of firing her. Her first job was to interview British fashion guru, Mary Quant, and ask if it was true she...

Discovering the Battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War - Ken Gillings

R 260.00

Interest in KwaZulu-Natal’s battlefields – especially those of the Anglo-Zulu War – has soared since the film Zulu first screened in 1964, followed by Zulu Dawn in 1979 (the centenary of the Anglo-Zulu War). During the centenary, the famous battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift were made ‘tourist-friendly’ by the then Natal Provincial Administration and controls were put in place...

So Far and No Further: Rhodesia's Bid for Independence During the Retreat from Empire 1959-1965

R 260.00

Given the headlong rush of the Macmillan government in Britain in 1959 to be rid of its colonies, Rhodesia should have been the first African colony in line for independence. Rhodesia was self-governing, and possessed most powers, including the right of self-defence. Being in the condition of New Zealand before the grant of dominion status, it seemed logical that Rhodesia...

MAU MAU: The Kenyan Emergency 1952–60 (Peter Baxter)

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 7 MAU MAU: THE KENYAN EMERGENCY 1952–60 The Second World War forever altered the complexion of the British Empire. From Cyprus to Malaya, from Borneo to Suez, the dominoes began to fall within a decade of peace in Europe. Africa in the late 1940s and 1950s was energized by the grant of independence to India, and the...

MEN OF THE MENDI: South Africa's Forgotten Heroes of World War 1 - Brenda Shepherd

R 280.00

This is the story of the sinking of the SS Mendi during WW1, the bravery of the men on board and the ensuing inquiry conducted by the Board of Trade in London. The story follows the small band of survivors to France where they complete their tour of duty. The First World War rages in Europe, it is a white...

The Great Lakes Holocaust: First Congo War, 1996 - 1997 (Tom Cooper)

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 13 THE GREAT LAKES HOLOCAUST: First Congo War, 1996 - 1997 Great Lakes Holocaust is the first in two volumes covering military operations in Zaire – as the Congo was named from 1971 until 1997 – and the Democratic Republic of Congo at the turn of the 21st century. This volume explores the events of the 1980s...

The Great Lakes Conflagration: Second Congo War 1998–2003 (Tom Cooper)

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 14 THE GREAT LAKES CONFLAGRATION: Second Congo War 1998–2003 Great Lakes Conflagration is the second in two volumes covering military operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the turn from the 21st century. This volume explores developments in the DRC that led to the outbreak of violence in August 1998, and systematically details the continued...

The Chronicle of Jeremiah Goldswain: 1820 Settler - Ralph Goldswain

R 360.00

This is the story of the 1820 Settler, Jeremiah Goldswain, in his own words. After thirty-eight years on the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony, he sat down to write his memoirs. It is a close-up view of four decades during a period when the British Empire was expanding in southern Africa, with the borders being pushed ever farther into...

The War Story of Soldier 124280 - Mike Sadler

R 310.00

The true, personal and extraordinary first-hand account of an ordinary young soldier who served in the South African Artillery during World War II. Mike Sadler joined the army at the tender age of 17 as a signaller. This is his story, of why and how he joined up, his experiences under training, and his part in the North Africa campaign....

Zambezi Valley Insurgency: Early Rhodesian Bush War Operations - JRT Wood

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 5 ZAMBEZI VALLEY INSURGENCY Across Africa in the post-1956 era, the aspirations of African nationalists to secure power were boosted and quickly realized by the British, French and Belgian hasty retreat from empire. The Portuguese, Southern Rhodesian and South African governments, however, stood firm. Influenced by the Communist bloc, these nationalists adopted the ‘Armed Struggle’. In the...

Echoes Of An African War - Chas Lotter

R 360.00

" ... only the poets of the First World War have captured so compellingly the many moods of the young soldiers" -Prof Marcia Leveson (President English Academy of Southern Africa)The soldier poet of southern Africa matches his haunting poetry with authentic photos, paintings and sketches to tell the story of the Rhodesian bush war. Echoes of an African War follows...

Student Comrade Prisoner Spy - Bridget Hilton-Barber

R 210.00

When Bridget Hilton-Barber got on a train to Grahamstown in 1982 to study journalism at Rhodes University, she had no idea of the brutal drama that would unfold. A rebellious young woman, she became politically involved in anti-apartheid organisations and was caught up in the massive resistance and repression sweeping the Eastern Cape at the time. She ended up spending...

Piet Retief Commando: The Story of a Border Commando 1880 - 2007 (Walter Volker)

R 555.00

This well researched and well illustrated book is focusing on the Piet Retief Commando and also covers a wide area of South African military history. It provides an overview of the history from pioneering days right up to closure in 20017 - including the commanding officers, RSM, badges and insignia, and achievements during two Boer wars and during the Border...

From Addis To The Aosta Valley: A South African In The North African And Italian Campaigns 1940–1945 - Keith Ford

R 260.00

Based on the author’s diaries, From Addis to the Aosta Valley is the account of Keith Ford’s service in the Second World War from 1940–1945. As a gunner, he was deployed ‘up north’ to East Africa and experienced his first taste of action with the 1st South African Division during the invasion of Italian Somaliland; thereafter he was involved in...

Rhodesian Combined Forces: Roll of Honour 1966-1981 - Adrian Haggett, Gerry van Tonder & JRT Wood

R 280.00

The dreams for which young heroes died How cheap they seem today – Except to those who loved so much And watched them march away We live because they died, and yet They live if we do not forget The intention of this publication is to honour all who lost their lives in action, or while on active service, with...

Wings Over Ogaden: The Ethiopian-Somali War 1978-79 - Tom Cooper

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 18 Wings Over Ogaden: The Ethiopian-Somali War 1978-79 With Ethiopia in disarray following a period of severe internal unrest and the spread of insurgencies in Eritrea and Tigray, Ethiopia and its armed forces should have offered little opposition to well-equipped Somali armed forces which were unleashed to capture Ogaden, in July 1977. However, excellently trained pilots of...

SOMALIA: US Intervention 1992–1994 (Peter Baxter)

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 9 SOMALIA: US INTERVENTION 1992-1994 The end of the Cold War introduced an altered global dynamic. The old bond of East/West patronage in Africa was broken, weakening the first crop of independent revolutionary leadership on the continent who no longer had the support of one or other of the superpowers. With collapse of the Soviet Union, all this...

ANGOLAN RENDEZVOUS: Man and Nature in the Shadow of War

R 260.00

In Angola everything is interwoven: life and death, war and peace. Ostensibly, this book is in two voices: Tamar Golan, Israel’s first Ambassador to Angola, deals with the political/diplomatic aspects, while the stories on gorillas, the Black giant sable and Nature are by zoologist/ecologist, Tamar Ron. But in reality, the book has one voice, one of love for Angola, its...

France In Centrafique: From Bokassa And Operation Barracuda To The Days Of EUFOR (Peter Baxter)

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 2 FRANCE IN CENTRAFIQUE France in Centrafrique explores the early colonial and post-colonial history of French Equatorial Africa with a particular emphasis on the role of the Central African Republic in the Second World War and the Free French Movement. One of the key figures to emerge from this period, and a man who would shape the modern...

Libyan Air Wars: Part 1 1973-1985 (Tom Cooper, Albert Grandolini & Arnaud Delalande)

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 19 LIBYAN AIR WARS: PART 1 1973-1985 Between 1973 and 1989, various Western powers and Libya were entangled in a seemingly never-ending exchange of blows. Supposedly launched in retaliation for one action or the other, this confrontation resulted in a number of high-profile, even though low-scale, clashes between the Libyan Arab Air Force (LAAF), the US Navy...

I won't be home next Summer - Ron Selley & Karen Cocks

R 195.00

Ronnie Selley, a South African from rural Natal, joined the RAF on a short-service commission in 1937, considered the Golden Age of aviation. During these glory years of Howard Hughes and Amelia Earhart few guessed at the brewing storm and dark days to come. After completing his training on antiquated First World War aircraft, Selley was posted to 220 Squadron...

Executive Outcomes: Against All Odds - Eeben Barlow (Revised Edition) (Hardcover, Signed)

R 1,350.00

Executive Outcomes was already well known to several governments and private corporations before it exploded into controversy in 1993 after entering into a contract with Angola’s FAA to train a brigade-level force to decisively end their decades-old conflict with UNITA. It was also well known to those involved in fermenting conflicts in order to topple African governments with a view...