A Tango With Death: Brigadier Tolletjie Botha & DCC as told to Giancarlo Coccia

R 350.00

'Dancing a tango with death' was the daily life of the DCC - the Directorate of Covert Collection - secret agents, working in what JJ 'Tolletjie' Botha called 'hostile countries'. Who were these men? Airline pilots, Belgian missionaries, German industrialists, engineers, medical doctors, high-ranking officers of enemy countries and last, but not least, people like a well-known Namibian lawyer and a...

32Bn Tree of Honour (POSTER)

R 2,750.00

32 Battalion Tree of Honour - Poster. Signed by 4 Officers Commanding, Col Jan Breytenbach, Col Gert Nel, Col Jock Harris & Col Mucho Delport. Limited edition of 32 posters. Printed on high definition photo paper. Poster size: A1

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

R 950.00

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...

A Greater Share Of Honour: The Memoirs Of A Recce Officer - Major Jack Greeff (SIGNED)

R 550.00

As a young Staff Sergeant in the Recces, Jack Greeff became one of the most decorated soldiers in the SADF. Leading two-man reconnaissance patrols deep into enemy held territories and operating under the noses of the enemy, they collected vital strategic information on enemy movements and installations.  Using the information gathered, he led raiding parties to the targets to execute...

We Dared to Win: The SAS in Rhodesia - Hannes Wessels with Andre Scheepers (HARDCOVER & SIGNED)

R 850.00

In his own words Andre Scheepers describes his childhood on a farm, learning about the bush from his African friends, and becoming a soldier. The family had to leave the farm after being ambushed by terrorists. A quiet, introspective deep thinker, Andre started out as a trooper in the Rhodesian Light Infantry commandos and was hectically engaged in Fire-Force combat...

BLOOD MONEY: Stories of an ex-Recce’s Missions as a Private Military Contractor in Iraq - Johan Raath (HARDCOVER & SIGNED)

R 850.00

‘I remember the cracking sound of the AK-47 bullets as they tore through our windscreen . . . A piece of bullet struck my bulletproof vest in the chest area and another piece broke off and lodged in my left forearm.’ Johan Raath and a security team were ambushed in May 2004 while on a mission to reconnoitre a power...

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

R 1,250.00

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...

BORN TO STORM - Herman van Niekerk HCS, SM, MMM

R 380.00

THE STORM IN ME  EMPOWER Experience the ruthlessness of life and adapt to it by realising that in the quest to survive, empowerment is required. Learn that this lifestyle has serious  consequences  for  the  good  and  for  the  bad.  Relentlessly  push forward to get into positions from where top-class military operations are executed which have serious strategic consequences.  REBEL Gets...

Bat Out of Hell: A South African Paratrooper In America - Granger Korff

R 360.00

The aftermath… After the dust had settled, the smell of gun powder had dispersed, the crashing sound of mortars and RPG7s had faded away … what ghosts returned with young South African soldiers of the border war generation who fought at the tip of the spear against the communist threat on South Africa’s border? Young ‘parabats’, manufactured by the formidable...

Pilgrim Days: From Vietnam to the SAS - Alastair MacKenzie

R 550.00

If there was ever anyone who went a little further, a little beyond, it was Alastair MacKenzie. In a career spanning 30 years, MacKenzie served uniquely with the New Zealand Army in Vietnam, the British Parachute Regiment, the British Special Air Service (SAS), the South African Defence Force's famed ParaBats, the Sultan of Oman's Special Forces and a host of...

PAPA KILO: Veg en Wen: Die Verhaal van 'n Valskermsoldaat - Samajoor Sampie Stoffberg

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Reguit, sonder doekies omdraai en met 'n passie wat aansteeklik is. Gaan die inhoud in hierdie boek aanstoot gee? Besluit self! Dit is egter onmoontlik om eerlik en reguit jou hart uit te praat sonder om aanstoot aan iemand iewers te gee. Maar nou ja, dit is mos deedae die mode om polities korrek te wees, om te vertel hoe...

DZ: Memoires van 'n Parabat - Johan Engelbrecht

R 280.00

In hierdie werk deel Johan Engelbrecht sy persoonlike herinneringe met die lesers. Hy het reeds op 17-jarige ouderdom formeel aansoek gedoen vir toelating tot 1 Valskermbataljon se springkursus. Die Bataljon se se valskerm kwalifikasievleuls is op 18-jarige ouderdom aan hom toegeken en slegs 3 weke later is hy ook tot onderkorporaal bevorder. Hierdie werk is volgens die skrywer net sy...

WE DARE - Lt/Colonel Stanley F. Botten

R 265.00

‘Train Hard and Fight Easy’ was the motto of a group of volunteer South Africans who were doing their national service, and being members of either the CF (CITIZEN FORCE) or Commandos, they felt the need for a specially trained group of soldiers. These men were prepared to sacrifice their weekends and/or any spare time they had to be able...

1 RECCE: The Night Belongs to Us - Alexander Strachan

R 300.00

1-Recce was the sharpest, most versatile and deadliest specialist unit in the entire South African army. These men were super fit, unbelievably tough and stopped at nothing. Time and again they put their lives at risk in the execution of highly secret operations behind enemy lines. For decades these missions have been kept secret. Now, for the first time, the Recces' most famous generals...

1 RECCE: Die Nag Behoort Aan Ons - Alexander Strachan

R 300.00

1-Recce was die skerpste, veelsydigste en dodelikste spesialiseenheid in die ganse Suid-Afrikaanse weermag. Dié manne was superfiks, bomenslik taai en het vir niks gestuit nie. Hulle het telkens hul lewens op die spel geplaas in die uitvoering van hoogs geheime operasies agter vyandelike linies. Dekades lank is oor al dié hoogs geheime sendings geswyg. Nou, vir die eerste keer, openbaar die Recce's se groot...

Zulu Foxtrot Reloaded: More Life and Death with Koevoet - Arn Durand

R 375.00

The terrorist was caught between our two Casspirs. Mandume, kolomesho, kolomesho, fok links, verby hulle,’ (left, left, fuck left drive past) I shouted down to Mandume and Mandume swung our Casspir to the left. As Boats’ Casspir was about to pass ours he opened fire with his .50 Browning. A long burst erupted and the insurgent was blown to hell and...

In the Kill Zone - Neil Reynolds

R 280.00

When Neil Reynolds was first asked whether he'd like to work in Iraq as a private military contractor, he didn't even know where it was on the map. But he would quickly learn the lay of the land and what it entails working in one of the world's most violent conflict zones. When he left for the Middle East at...

We Dared to Win: The SAS in Rhodesia - Hannes Wessels with Andre Scheepers

R 325.00

In his own words Andre Scheepers describes his childhood on a farm, learning about the bush from his African friends, and becoming a soldier. The family had to leave the farm after being ambushed by terrorists. A quiet, introspective deep thinker, Andre started out as a trooper in the Rhodesian Light Infantry commandos and was hectically engaged in Fire-Force combat...

YSTERVUIS UIT DIE SEE: Uiters geheime seewaartse Recce-operasies (1978-1988) - Arne Söderlund & Douw Steyn

R 300.00

Gedurende die Grensoorlog het die Spesiale Magte se 4 Verkenningsregiment tientalle klandestiene seewaartse operasies saam met die SA Vloot uitgevoer. Van Cabinda in Angola tot Dar es Salaam in Tanzanië het hulle strategiese teikens soos oliedepots, vervoerinfrastruktuur en selfs Russiese skepe aangeval. Die bestaan van 4 Recce is grootliks geheim gehou, ook in die SAW. Ystervuis uit die see beskryf 50...

IRON FIST FROM THE SEA: Top Secret Seaborne Recce Operations (1978-1988) - Arne Söderlund & Douw Steyn

R 300.00

From Cabinda in Angola to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania 4 Reconnaissance Regiment conducted numerous clandestine seaborne raids during the Border War. They attacked strategic targets such as oil facilities, transport infrastructure and even Russian ships. All the while 4 Recce’s existence and capability was largely kept secret, even within the South African Defence Force. With unparalleled access to previously top...

ANGOLA: The War (DVD) - Peter Lamberti

R 200.00

A faraway war… A clash of ideologies… And some of the biggest battles fought on African soil since World War Two. For twenty-three years, five western nations, members of the Soviet bloc and two superpowers were locked into a war never formally declared. The South African Defence Force pitted against communist Angolans, SWAPO, Cubans, and Russians. It all began in...

BLOOD MONEY: Stories of an ex-Recce’s Missions as a Private Military Contractor in Iraq - Johan Raath

R 280.00

‘I remember the cracking sound of the AK-47 bullets as they tore through our windscreen . . . A piece of bullet struck my bulletproof vest in the chest area and another piece broke off and lodged in my left forearm.’ Johan Raath and a security team were ambushed in May 2004 while on a mission to reconnoitre a power...

Secret SAS Missions in Africa: C Squadrons Counter-Terrorist Operations 1968 - 1980 (Michael Graham )

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This fascinating book is the first to cover the little known C Squadron of the Special Air Service. Operating in Africa, the Squadron was involved in almost continuous counter communist terrorist operations over the period 1968 to 1980. In the unstable final stages of British colonial and white rule, the Squadron was never short of action. African nationalist movements, backed...

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...

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...

BROTHERS IN BLOOD: THE MEN OF 32 BATTALION (DVD)

R 350.00

BROTHERS IN BLOOD: THE MEN OF 32 BATTALION For the first time in history the men from 32 Battalion, the South African Defence Force’s most well-known, controversial and feared unit, talk about their experiences during the Border War. Some 60 former 32 Battalion members were interviewed, hundreds of photos were prepared and hours of film footage and video tape viewed to...

The Black Beret: The History Of South Africa's Armoured Forces Volume 2: The Italian Campaign 1943-45 and Post-War South Africa 1946-1961

R 650.00

Volume 2 of The Black Beret picks up where the previous volume left off, describing the bowing out of the South African Tank Corps, the formation of 6th South African Armoured Division and its subsequent campaign in Italy. Its exploits in Italy are recounted in detail, from its blooding at Cassino, the pursuit to Rome, the hard fight to breach...

Specialised Cooking: THE RECCE WAY (Justin Vermaak & Douw Steyn)

R 350.00

Vulture soup, anyone? Or how about diesel-dipped dog biscuits as a side to some fried python? If you prefer something less severe, then how about having a braai on top of a submarine out in the middle of the ocean? The South African Special Forces, or Recces, are known for being fearless and tough. Not only must they pass a...

RECCE - RESEPTE: Vir Kos, Die Bos, Die Lewe (Justin Vermaak & Douw Steyn)

R 325.00

As die Recces die dag in die bos in stap, slaan die luislange, die aasvoëls en selfs die leeus op die vlug. Wat jy kan vang, kan jy eet, sê dié manne. Recce-resepte vir kos, die bos, die lewe is vol tong-in-die-kies resepte en stories oor die Recces se ervarings gedurende die Grensoorlogjare en tot 1997. Die boek plaas jou...

Daniel Roxo: The Phantom of the Forest - Stephen Dunkley

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FRANCISCO DANIEL ROXO: Cruz de Guerra 1st class, Cruz de Guerra 2nd class, Medal of Distinguished Service, Honoris Crux Decoration, Pro Patria Medal, Southern African Medal. There have been many men and women throughout history who have contributed one way or the other in the battle against evil, injustice or terrorism. Portugal produced perhaps one of the finest self-trained guerrilla fighters the world...

The Tank Book: The Definitive Visual History of Armoured Vehicles

R 500.00

From the birth of the tank to unmanned vehicles and the tanks of the future, The Tank Book offers a truly definitive look at over 400 different tanks, produced in association with The Tank Museum. Take an up-close look at British, US, Russian, and French tanks, meet key designers such as Mikhail Koshkin and Sir William Tritton, and understand the...

CUITO CUANAVALE: 12 Months of War that Transformed a Continent - FRED BRIDGLAND

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“As we advanced the tanks began firing ahead speculatively. It was an amazing sight. After an Olifant tank unleashed a 105 mm shell you saw a path opening up through the forest just like the Red Sea divided for Moses.” It is September 1987. The Angolan Army – with the support of Cuban troops and Soviet advisors – has built...

Warfare by Other Means: South Africa in the 1980's and 1990's - Peter Stiff

R 475.00

This wide ranging title deals with everything you didn't know about the total onslaught of the last years of the apartheid era. It tells of assassinations inside and outside of South Africa sanctioned by the State Security Council. It deals with the ruthless killings of friend and foe alike. It deals with the untold story of how South Africa nearly...

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...

Eye On The Enemy: 31 Battalion - The Recce Wing - Neil Reynolds

R 275.00

Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved? The book is about the authors experiences whilst serving in the 31 Bn Recce Wing between 1984 and...

Battle For Angola: The End Of The Cold War In Africa c1975-89

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Following the publication of Al Venter's successful Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa - shortlisted by the New York Military Affairs Symposium's 'Arthur Goodzeit Book Award for 2013' - his Battle for Angola delves still further into the troubled history of this former Portuguese African colony.  This is a completely fresh work running to almost 600 pages including 32 pages of...

PARABAT - Mathew Paul

R 280.00

PARABAT: Personal accounts of paratroopers in combat situations in South Africa's history. In order to obtain a balanced and fair account, the author interviewed paratroopers of all races. Parabat is also a study of how the exploits of the South African airborne family are seen by the men on the ground. The experiences have been set down exactly as related to...

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...

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...

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

R 250.00

"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...

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...

A Handful of Hard Men: The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia - Hannes Wessels

R 350.00

During the West’s great transition into the post-Colonial age, the country of Rhodesia refused to succumb quietly and throughout the 1970s fought back almost alone against Communist-supported elements that it did not believe would deliver proper governance. During this long war many heroes emerged, but none more skilful and courageous than Captain Darrell Watt of the Rhodesian SAS, who placed...

Mobility Conquers: The Story Of 61 Mechanised Battalion Group 1978-2005 (SIGNED)

R 5,500.00

More than two years in the writing, this book is the warts-and-all story of the birth, career and death of the South African Defence Force's 61 Mechanised Battalion Group (1979-2005), generally acknowledged as the best fighting unit in Africa in its time. 61 Mech was structured as a combined-arms unit with integral infantry, armoured and artillery components the first in...

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...

SELOUS SCOUTS: The Men Speak - Jonathan Pittaway

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Breaking with conventional military thinking, the Rhodesian Selous Scouts perfected the age-old tradition of pseudo warfare to infiltrate an elusive enemy. Now at last the men themselves give their own accounts of the exploits of that famous unit. SELOUS SCOUTS: THE MEN SPEAK provides a comprehensive account of the origins and history of this famous Special Forces unit as told...

Dead Men Running: On the front line of the South African Border War - Gavin Manning

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Imagine the most tenacious and skilled soldiers in the business fighting in the most brutal of bush wars, Gavin Manning was there, from 1982 - 88, on the border of northern Namibia and southern Angola - right in the thick of it. The ultra-covert South African special forces unit known as Koevoet (or Special OPS-K) has been shrouded in mystery...

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...

Sakkie Marais: Legende van 1 Valskerm Bataljon

R 280.00

Die lewendige lewensverhaal van 'n lewende legende: RSM Sakkie van Rooiplaas. Sy naam is sinoniem met veral 1 Valskermbataljon. Hier is 'n vertelling wat die kamoefleernet lig oor 'n era in Suid Afrika se onstuimige geskiedenis, met eie reels, oorwinnaars en wettige teikens - en soms slagoffers wat in die kruisvuur beland. Lesers leer nie net vir Sakkie ken soos...

RECCE: Kleinspan Operasies agter Vyandelike Linies - Koos Stadler

R 300.00

Shrouded in secrecy due to the covert nature of their work, the legendary Recces have fascinated South Africans for years. Now one of these elite soldiers has written a tell-all book about the extraordinary missions he embarked on and the nail-biting action he experienced in the Border War.Shortly after passing the infamously gruelling Special Forces selection course in the early 1980's,...

RECCE: Small Team Missions Behind Enemy Lines - Koos Stadler

R 300.00

Shrouded in secrecy due to the covert nature of their work, the legendary Recces have fascinated South Africans for years. Now one of these elite soldiers has written a tell-all book about the extraordinary missions he embarked on and the nail-biting action he experienced in the Border War.Shortly after passing the infamously gruelling Special Forces selection course in the early 1980's,...

As The Crow Flies: My Bushman Experience with 31 Battalion - Delville Linford

R 300.00

As The Crow Flies: My Bushman Experience with 31 Battalion - Delville Linford with Al J. Venter As a relatively recent military campaign, Operation Savannah entered the annals of South African military tradition four decades ago. Though there have been several books published about this ‘bare bones’ strike force that marched almost unimpeded a quarter the way across the African continent,...

Beyond No Mean Soldier: The Explosive Recollections of a Former Special Forces Operator - Peter McAleese

R 500.00

Peter McAleese needs little introduction... His classic book No Mean Soldier was an immediate bestseller and set the bar for the modern military memoir. Few have since met its match. This completely revised and expanded edition sees a philosophical McAleese revisiting his time with Britain's Parachute Regiment, the SAS, Rhodesia's SAS and the South African Defence Force's 44 Para Brigade. Oh,...

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 Battle of Savate: 32 Battalion's Greatest Operation - Piet Nortje

R 300.00

The Battle of Savate: 32 Battalion's Greatest Operation - Piet Nortje On 21 May 1980, under the codename Operation Tiro-Tiro, 32 Battalion attacked and routed a FAPLA brigade at Savate, a small Angolan town 75 kilometres north of the border with South West Africa. Fifteen members of 32 Battalion were killed in the action and many more wounded. It was...

Dogs of War: Memoirs of the SADF Dog Units - Peet Coetzee

R 280.00

This book is an updated version of the first and only history of the SADF Dog Centre unit from the old to the new, and also right up to the disbandment of this small and little known unit. It will skillfully guide you, with the help of richly illustrated photographic coverage from the origins of the SADF Dog Centre; along the...

We Fear Naught But God: The Pictorial Edition of the South African Special Forces - Paul J Els

R 600.00

The first ever Special Forces for the SADF started with a small group of eleven men under the command of Commandant Jan Breytenbach all handpicked by him in 1970. They commenced their training in Oudtshoorn and all 11 men did specialised courses in something they were not qualified for in as yet. e.g. divers, demolition, parachute jumping. etc. The group...

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...

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,...

Die Buffel Struikel: 'n Storie Van 32 Bataljon En Sy Mense - Dr LJ Bothma

R 355.00

This is a story about 32 Battalion and its people. In this book the casualties of war aren't just numbers, the author puts a name to the wounded and the dead and we get to know many of them personally (if only briefly in some cases), while living through their vividly retold stories. Dr Bothma chronologically interweaves his own path...

Buffalo Soldiers: The Story Of South Africa's 32 Battalion: 1975-1993 - Col Jan Breytenbach

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This is a soldier's story about South African soldiers in southern Angola and Namibia and the enemies they fought. It tells of insurgency and counter-insurgency, guerrilla warfare and counter-guerrilla warfare, almost conventional warfare and conventional warfare. It tells of a conflict which the world saw as unpopular and unjust, in which South Africa was perceived as the aggressor.The South African...

Black Vortex: One Man's Journey Into Africa's Wars - Jim Hooper

R 675.00

Jim Hooper's work needs little introduction. His words and photographic images have captured the heart, soul and desperation of Third World conflict for almost three decades. Author of the critically acclaimed Koevoet! and A Hundred Feet Over Hell, Hooper is renowned for his brutal honesty. In this all-new work, he takes a powerful and retrospective look at four of Africa's...

A Whisper In The Reeds: South Africa's 32 Battalion At War - Justin Taylor

R 550.00

This amazing work relates the experiences of Justin Taylor who served as the Signals Officer for the South African Defense Force’s infamous 32 Battalion – the ‘Terrible Ones’! As a young officer he trained in the intricacies of Signaling before volunteering for Border Duty and service with 32 Battalion – a request that was met with astonishment – ‘you want...

A Greater Share Of Honour: The Memoirs Of A Recce Officer - Major Jack Greeff

R 375.00

As a young Staff Sergeant in the Recces, Jack Greeff became one of the most decorated soldiers in the SADF. Leading two-man reconnaissance patrols deep into enemy held territories and operating under the noses of the enemy, they collected vital strategic information on enemy movements and installations.  Using the information gathered, he led raiding parties to the targets to execute...

32 Battalion: The Inside Story Of South Africa's Elite Fighting Unit - Piet Nortje

R 300.00

32 Battalion is the gripping inside story of South Africa's most controversial fighting unit of the 1970's and 1980's. Originally formed in order to lend support to the FNLA and UNITA in the Angolan war, 32 Battalion quickly gained the reputation of being an unconventional, secretive, yet highly effective group. Written by a man who was intimately involved with the...

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...

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...

Zulu Zulu Golf: Life And Death With Koevoet - Arn Durand

R 450.00

'There is no dignity in death. Six bodies are piled up in front of me, shot to shit. I can see that their bones are white, their blood is red and their brains are yellow. I've done this; I've helped to kill them.' The gripping account of Arn Durand's first two years with Koevoet, South Africa s most deadly fighting...

Zulu Zulu Foxtrot: To Hell And Back With Koevoet - Arn Durand

R 450.00

This is the explosive follow-up to Zulu Zulu Golf, covering Arn Durand's next few years in Koevoet, the most deadly fighting force involved in the Border War. After moving to the unit Zulu Foxtrot, Durand went deeper into Angola than before and was involved in more contacts with the enemy, which he describes in nerve-shattering detail. Balancing the action is...

We Fear Naught But God: The Story Of The South African Special Forces - Paul J Els

R 395.00

The first South African Special Forces unit was established in 1971 in Oudtshoorn and expanded to four Reconnaissance Regiments by 1982 and a Special Forces Headquarters in Pretoria. Through the years many South African Soldiers served in Special Forces as Special Forces operators or support personnel. Over 700 operations was undertaken by Special Forces. Most of the operations were done...

We Conquer From Above: The History Of 1 Parachute Battalion 1961 - 1991 Paul J Els

R 395.00

The History of 1 Parachute Battalion, 1961 - 1991. A4 size with 336 pages and over 1000 black/white photos of which most have not been published before.  

The Terrible Ones: The Complete History Of 32 Battalion (Volumes 1 & 2) - Piet Nortje

R 700.00

The soldiers of 32 Battalion were so feared by their enemies that they were called ‘the terrible ones’. This comprehensive two-volume work covers in detail the unit’s 117 documented military operations from 1976 to 1993. Nortje explains how the operations were planned and executed, what went wrong, what went right, and what the outcomes were. It also goes back to...

The Silent War: South African Recce Operations 1969 To 1994 - Peter Stiff

R 475.00

A look at South African military operations during the apartheid years. It deals with all the top secret raids by Special Forces into surrounding African states, the political dynamics which led to them and the turbulent history of the times. This account tells not only the story of South Africa's Special Forces, it has also been described as the most...

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...

Special Forces: Jam Stealer - Peet Coetzee

R 280.00

Peet Coetzee grew up in a Military environment, in the days when Saracens and Panhards APC's, flat tin helmets and real soldiers could still be seen in Voortrekkerhoogte. His experience in the SADF began in 1963 and ended with him serving with his countries' best elite fighting forces;" The Recces" 464 Pages & photos. Published 2008

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

R 280.00

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...

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...

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...

Ons Vergeet Nie: Die Lewens Verhaal Van 'n Spesialis Wat Gedien Het in Die Elite SAW Eenheid - Peet Coetzee

R 280.00

Peet Coetzee het in n militêre omgewing opgegroei, in die dae wat daar nog Saracens en Panhard pantser voertuie en soldate met die ou Britse plat staal helmets in Voortrekkerhoogte te sien was. Sy weermag loopbaan het in 1963 begin en geëindig met diens wat hy vir sy land se elite vegtende eenheid kon lewer; "Die Recces" "Ons het heelwat...

Koevoet!: Experiencing South Africa's Deadly Bush War - Jim Hooper (SIGNED)

R 600.00

Koevoet! has been an global bestseller since its release over 20 years ago. This new edition goes far beyond the original in capturing the courage, fear and intensity of South Africa's deadly bush war. Never before had an outsider been given unrestricted access to Koevoet, the elite South West African Police counterinsurgency unit - also known as Operation K and...

Journey Without Boundaries: The Operational Life & Experiences Of A SA Special Forces Small Team Operator - Col Andre Diedericks

R 325.00

This is the extraordinary tale of an extraordinary man. An honestly told story of his military career, of a man who was twice decorated for valour, who pioneered and developed the concept of "small team reconnaissance" within the South African Special Forces. He was a consummate warrior and gentleman and has told his story with humility and a disarming sense...

Van Ovamboland tot Masjonaland: Die Suid Afrikaanse Polisie in die Bosoorlog - Louis Lubbe

R 655.00

In Augustus 1966 klap die eerste skote by Ongulumbashe, 'n terroriste-basis wes van Oshakati in die noorde van die destydse Suidwes-Afrika. Dit was die begin van die Bosoorlog wat 23 jaar lank sou aanhou - en uiteindelik in een van die langste oorloë in Afrika ontaard. Kort na die skermutseling by Ongulumbashe is die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisie in die gebied, suid...

To The Bush And Back: A Story About The Last Phase Of The South African Border War As Experienced By A Junior Officer Of 32 Battalion - Nico Van Der Walt

R 230.00

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 Tempered Sword - Col. Jan Breytenbach VRD, SD, SM, MMM

Sold Out

The Tempered Sword, Colonel Jan Breytenbach's 2011 published book, is aptly sub-titled "Forged in Battle revisited; Operation Savannah and the birth of 32Bn". This fascinating account takes the reader back to the period before the launch of Operation Savannah in 1975, through this epic campaign in South Africa's military history, to 1976, when South African soldiers withdrew from Angola and the...

The Covert War: Koevoet Operations, Namibia 1979-1989 - Peter Stiff

R 475.00

The Covert War is compelling reading. In 1978 the counter-insurgency war on the Angolan/SWA Namibian border was going badly for the South Africans. Externally the SADF was in control, but internally SWAPO was gaining the upper hand. The SAP Commissioner and SADF Chief met to find a solution. They decided to form a joint 5-Recce Commando/Security Branch organisation on the...

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...

Rooiplaas!: 1 Valskermbataljon - Renier du Toit & Ronnie Claassen

R 260.00

1 Valskermbataljon is een van die bekendste weermagseenhede in Suid-Afrika. Die bekende maroen baret en die vlerkies met die valskerm op die bors van hierdie soldate, het aan hulle ’n onderskeibare identiteit en status verleen. Rooiplaas, die opleidingsterrein in Bloemfontein vir honderde valskermsoldate, het ’n ryke geskiedenis. In 1960 is die eerste Suid-Afrikaanse soldate in die verenigde Koninkryk as valskermspringers...

Punt Van Die Dolk: Verhale Van Recce Kleinspan-Operasies - Peet Coetzee

R 280.00

Peet Coetzee het in Voortrekkerhoogte groot geword en drie en dertig jaar as Staande Mag lid in die ou Suid-Afrikaanse weermag gedien. Met sy vorige twee boeke, “Special Forces Jam Stealer” en “Ons vergeet nie”, het Coetzee reeds die reputasie verwerf as die skrywer van aangrypende oorlogsmemoirs wat ‘n ryklik geïllustreerde en omvattende blik bied op die grensoorlog. Hierdie boek...

Point Of The Dagger: Memoirs Of South African Top Scouts And Special Forces Small Team Recce Operations - Peet Coetzee

R 280.00

Peet Coetzee received recognition for two of his previous books, SPECIAL FORCE JAM STEALER and ONS VERGEET NIE, in a review by Die VOLKSBLAD, describing his books as the most gripping and richly illustrated war memoirs of all border war literature books. Coetzee offers the necessary homage in the form of interesting short stories about the achievements of the Chief...

Eagle Strike: The Story of the Controversial Airborne Assault on Cassinga 1978 - Col Jan Breytenbach

R 800.00

This is the story of an audacious, airborne assault, on 4 May 1978, on a SWAPO fortified base containing its military headquarters, logistical support, reserves and training facilities. The assault was supported by a very strong air strike by bombers and fighters as well as by air transport to drop the paratroopers into battle in one of the major, post...

Forged in Battle: The Birth and Growth of 32 Battalion - Col Jan Breytenbach

R 290.00

This book follows the development of the 32 Battalion from its confused origins from former enemies and terrorists into the best counter-insurgency force in the world. Jan Breytenbach gets it spot on with this one, his skill at story telling is great! 32 Battalion was a very well respected unit in the SADF and one can easily see why when reading...