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

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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...

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

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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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

Shadows In The Sand: A Koevoet Tracker's Story Of An Insurgency War - Sisingi Kamongo & Leon Bezuidenhout

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This is the story of a Kavango tracker who served for six years with Koevoet ('Crowbar'), the elite South African Police anti-terrorist unit, during the South West African-Angolan bush war of the '80s. Most white team leaders lasted only two years; the black trackers walked the tracks for years. Sisingi Kamongo tells the story of the 50 or so firefights...

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...

THE ELITE: The Story of the Rhodesian Special Air Service - Barbara Cole

R 550.00

The Rhodesian Special Air Service, one of the most formidable fighting forces in the world, operated almost exclusively across the borders during the long bitter bush war, undertaking deep-penetration missions against insurgents being harboured inside neighbouring Mozambique and Zambia. There were missions into Botswana too, and at one stage, SAS men were operating without benefit of passports in all three...

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

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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...

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...

Striking Inside Angola With 32 Battalion - Marius Scheepers

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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...

Platoon 3 - Tim Ramsden

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“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...

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

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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...

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

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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

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"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....

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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

BUSH WAR RHODESIA 1966-1980 (Peter Baxter)

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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,...

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

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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...

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