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There was a time when the world was still embroiled in the Cold War and when the communist threat was a reality for many South Africans. That was a time when the phrase “going-to-the-bush” had a meaning of its own and when many a South African conscript was obliged to do his “tour” on the Namibian border.

This book tells the story about the war; the "bush" as well as the people. It gives a personal account about a young man who reported for military service with the South African Defence Force and takes the reader on a tour de force from Basic- and Officers Training all the way to the bush of Namibia and Angola during the last battles of the Border War – including the so-called battle of Cuito Cuanavale. It also details the rigorous training; life in the Caprivi, as well as the constant operational deployments. Furthermore, the book describes the events directly after the war and relates the history of a legendary unit and its people at the time.

Softcover, 208 pages with photographs & maps

Published 2008


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