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SPECIAL AIR SERVICE: The Men Speak - Jonathan Pittaway

R 2,500.00

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...

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

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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...

SPINE OF DELTA: Reflections on Operation Askari 1983/84 - Dawid Lotter

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Ops Askari was a large-scale, cross-border, mechanised operation launched by the South African Defence Force in November 1983. As is the nature with an assault like this, the constituent parts of Ops Askari was a complex blend of fighting men and support personnel from different Defence Force corps and combat disciplines. This account does not strive to recount the exploits...

Operation Askari 1983/84: War Journal - Dawid Lotter

R 280.00

Operation Askari, December 1983 and January 1984, was the end of the beginning of the Bush War. Due to increasing instability in Angola, since 1975, the South African Defence Force was galvanized into developing new weapon systems and tactics. Operation Askari was the sixth largescale cross-border operation into Angola and signified a clear watershed in both military and political policies...

Buried Behind The Wall - The Story Of Some Ordinary Soldiers Doing Extraordinary Things (DVD)

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This is a feature length documentary film about South Africa’s “Bush War”, which involved almost 600 000 white male conscripts. The film is told by soldiers who were actually there, on the front line. It is not a political statement nor is it a comprehensive historical blow by blow account. This film aims to look at the personal experiences of conscripts, citizen force...

Battle On The Lomba 1987: A Crew Commander's Account - David Mannall

R 550.00

The climactic death-throes of Soviet Communism during the 1980's included a last-gasp attempt at strategic franchise expansion in Southern Africa. Channelled through Castro's Cuba, oil-rich Angolan armed forces (FAPLA) received billions of dollars of advanced weaponry including MiG 23 and Sukhoi fighter jets, SAM 8 missile systems and thousands of armoured vehicles. Their   intent - to eradicate the US-backed Angolan opposition...

Gunship Over Angola: The Story of a Maverick Pilot - Steve Joubert

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Steve Joubert had always wanted to be a pilot and the only way he could afford to do so, was to join the South African Air Force in the late 1970's. As an adventurous young man with a wicked sense of humour, he tells of the many amusing escapades he had as a trainee pilot. But soon he is sent...

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...

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...

KITCHENER: The Man Not The Myth - Anne Samson

R 600.00

In contrast to the existing biographies which treat Kitchener as British, the author of Kitchener: The Man, considers him an outsider within the British establishment. Of his 64 years, a mere 11, and those not consecutive, were spent in England. He learned from those around him, ways that were not always understood and appreciated by those educated in England. Using...

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

R 750.00

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 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...

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...

NUBES BELLI - Oorlogswolke / Clouds Of War

R 250.00

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...

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...

The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale: Cold War Angolan Finale, 1987-1988 - Leopold Scholtz

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 26 The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale: Cold War Angolan Finale, 1987-1988 In the broad history of the Cold War, the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale was the climax of a far-off, but nonetheless important African war. It was waged between the apartheid South African Defence Force (SADF) and the armed forces of the communist MPLA government in Angola...

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...

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...

Facta Nostra Vivent: Memories from The South African Air Force Central Flying School (1922 - 1995)

R 675.00

FACTA NOSTRA VIVENT - “OUR DEEDS WILL LIVE” This is not an official history. It is a compilation of historical information and stories from those who served at CFS. This is a story about the South African Air Force Central Flying School in all its guises from its early days up to the end of the Harvard era in 1995....

Combat: South Africa at War Along the Angolan Frontier (Hardcover) - Al J. Venter

R 750.00

Al Venter's latest book on South Africa's 23-year Border War along the Angolan frontier offers a host of new perspectives. These include details about units like the South African Air Force 44 Squadron which converted Dakota aircraft into flying gun platforms similar to those used in America's war in South-East Asia. He also has American nuclear specialist David Albright -...

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...

In the Kill Zone - Neil Reynolds

R 300.00

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...

Wings over Langebaanweg: Stories from a South African Air Force Base 1946-1993 - Andrew Embleton

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This book is the third in a trilogy of books about aspects of flying training in the SAAF. The earlier books are FACTA NOSTRA VIVENT and GOING AROUND AGAIN by the same author. Langebaanweg has a long and important history as a SAAF air base. This book with its many pages of colour photographs is a modest attempt to record...

Facta Nostra Vivent: Going Around Again - More Memories from The SAAF Central Flying School and Pupils Course Roll Call (1948 - 1995)

R 675.00

Going Around Again is a sequel to the popular and well received first volume Facta Nostra Vivent and continues with personal stories from the South African Air Force Central Flying School from WWII through to the final retirement of that extraordinary training aircraft, the Harvard AT6. The book includes memories from 24Air School which was the first unit at Dunnottar...

Wondgom - Dawid Lotter

R 220.00

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...

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,...

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

R 350.00

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...

South African Naval and Maritime Badges and Insignia - Alex Rice

R 550.00

Many years of research by Alex Rice, a leading collector of insignia and a Merchant Marine Engineer, has resulted in his unique book with over 1300 illustrations. This book contains images of South African Naval badges and insignia from the earliest days of South Africa's Naval heritage, covering all aspects of SA Naval insignia and will be a great reference...

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...

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...

Kleurskakerings van Skarlaken - Dawid Lotter

R 220.00

"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...

Altered States - Frank Nunes

R 230.00

The memoirs of Frank Nunes during his time in the South African Army in the 1980's. We follow his adventures through his two years National Service as he tries to get into the Parabats, then gets sent to 8 SAI and to the SWA/Angolan Border. “…Of the several ‘altered states’ experienced in my life, the events pertinent to this personal...

62256623PE: Die memoirs van Brigadier Generaal Josienne “Jos” Rabie SM, MMM

R 300.00

Hierdie boek, 62256623PE, het sy ontstaan te danke aan ‘n veteraan en oupa wat sy stories aan sy kinders en kleinkinders wou vertel. Die plan was om dit by wyse van ‘n paar “opstelle” te doen maar dit het weldra in ‘n outobiografie van 491 bladsye geëindig. Hoewel dit begin by 1723, toe die eerste Rabe sy voet in die...

The Fuzileiros: Portuguese Marines in Africa, 1961-1974 (John P Cann)

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 25 The Fuzileiros: Portuguese Marines in Africa, 1961-1974 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 of Africa. Following...

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...

De La Rey: 'n Stryd Vir Vryheid - AWG Raath

R 480.00

Genl. J.H. de la Rey se gedenkskrifte oor die Anglo-Boereoorlog was nie net kripties nie – hy het dit nooit voltooi nie! Hy was ’n man van min woorde, wat annotering noodsaaklik maak indien ’n boek oor sy herinneringe geskryf sou word. Maar selfs annotering slaag nie ten volle daarin om die optrede van die generaal en die verloop van...

Grensoorlogstories - Jeanette Ferreira

R 180.00

Aangrypende verhale deur gevestigde en nuwe Afrikaanse skrywers. 'n Kreatiewe, eerlike en roerende weergawe van onlangse Suid-Afirkaanse geskiedenis. Sagteband, 184 bladsye

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...

Soutie and the Big Crocodile - Sapper Soutpiel

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When the Big Crocodile (PW Botha) enlisted young foreigners in South Africa’s armed forces he was expecting the heroic descendants of Vasco Da Gama, Winston Churchill and Field Marshall Rommel. Instead, he got Sapper Soutpiel an asthmatic, short-sighted, brandy-swilling punk rocker who thought that the army would be fun.  Welcome to the crazy world of short-sighted driving instructor Sergeant Snor,...

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...

The Truth About Self-Defense - Shane Willard

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The Truth about Self-Defense – a guideline for women and teenagers around the world to obtain the best knowledge available about Self-Defense – is a comprehensive book about the world of Self-Defense. Shane has put his knowledge regarding Self-Defense out there to inspire women to empower themselves and to realize that just like Elizabeth, first queen of England that you might be a...

Ships of Mercy: The remarkable fleet bringing hope to the world's poorest people - Don Stephens

R 275.00

Ships of Mercy tells the riveting true story of Mercy Ships, the astonishing fleet of hospital ships that sail the globe, bringing dramatic change to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the most impoverished and disease-stricken corners of the world. Ships of Mercy is a page-turner of the highest quality, an inspiring testimony both to the essence...

Hunting Africa: A Practical Guide – J Botes, PL Smit & GP Swan

R 200.00

Africa is one of the last natural frontiers for the serious hunter. Since its publication in 2000, Hunting Africa has become a trusted standard guide for hunters and for those interested in the natural and reintroduced game in their original habitat. A trusted source of information for hunters, and a scientific field guide. All about: *the professional hunter * preparation...

Portuguese Dragoons, 1966-1974: The Return to Horseback - John P. Cann

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 35 Portuguese Dragoons, 1966-1974: The Return to Horseback - John P. Cann Between 1961 and 1974 Portugal fought a war to retain its African colonies of Angola, Guinea-Bissau, and Mozambique. Collectively known as the Campaigns for Africa, the origin of the conflict stems from the post-World War II atmosphere of nationalism and anti-colonial fervour. The Angolan insurgency...

Mozambique Hell Run: Trucking Tales of the War - Miguel A. Mitras

R 230.00

An unforgettable memoir about driving through Africa’s most treacherous roads during the Mozambican civil war. They called it the ‘Hell Run’. Miguel Mitras weaves a story of friendships, human vulnerability and navigating through emotions that come at you. In this candid account of trucking through Mozambique in 1991, you might even find a little laugh bubbling out as you read...

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...

SHOWDOWN IN WESTERN SAHARA: VOL 2 - AIR WARFARE OVER THE LAST AFRICAN COLONY, 1975-1991

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 44 SHOWDOWN IN WESTERN SAHARA: VOL 2 - AIR WARFARE OVER THE LAST AFRICAN COLONY, 1975 - 1991 The former colony of Spanish Sahara saw frequent outbursts of tribal and ethnic rebellions while ruled by the colonial authorities in the late 19th and through the early 20th Century. Its vastness and distances essentially dictated the application of air...

THE BIAFRAN ARMY 1967-70 - Phillip S. Jowett

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 47 THE BIAFRAN ARMY 1967-70 - Phillip S. Jowett Synonymous with the starvation that killed almost two million people, Biafra was a parastate that voted to secede from Nigeria in May 1967. Formally recognized by Gabon, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, and Zambia, and supported by France, Israel, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Rhodesia, and even the Vatican, Biafra’s attempt to...

MOKORO: A Cry for Help - Mike Hoare

R 300.00

In this book Mike Hoare gives a true account of his adventures in the then Bechuanaland (now Botswana), crossing the Kalahari Desert on his own, exploring Ngamiland  in search of the "Lost City of the Kalahari", his visit to Tsodillo Hills and a chance meeting with a crocodile hunter which changed the course of his life. Mike tells how he...

Commemorative Challenge Coin - SWASPES

R 450.00

SWASPES - Commemorative Challenge Coin. Only 100 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.  

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Sector 10 - Training Unit

R 450.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin: Sector 10 - Training Unit. Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.  

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Sector 10 - 51 Battalion

R 450.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin: Sector 10 - 51 Battalion. Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.  

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Sector 10 - 52 Battalion

R 450.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin: Sector 10 - 52 Battalion. Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.  

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Sector 10 - 53 Battalion

R 450.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin: Sector 10 - 53 Battalion. Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.  

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Sector 10 - 54 Battalion

R 450.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin: Sector 10 - 54 Battalion. Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.  

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Sector 10 - Provost Unit

R 450.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin: Sector 10 - Provost Unit. Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.  

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Sector 10 - 25 Engineering Squadron

R 450.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin: Sector 10 - 25 Engineering Squadron. Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.  

Commemorative Challenge Coin - 5 SA Infantry Battalion

R 400.00

5 SA Infantry Battalion - Commemorative Challenge Coin. Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.  

Commemorative Challenge Coin - 7 SA Infantry Battalion

R 400.00

7 SA Infantry Battalion - Commemorative Challenge Coin. Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.  

Commemorative Challenge Coin - SADF Equestrian Centre

R 450.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin - SADF Equestrian Centre, Mounted Infantry. Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.

Commemorative Challenge Coin - State Presidents Guard

R 450.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin - State Presidents Guard. Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.  

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Sector 10 - AFB Ondangwa

R 450.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin: Sector 10 - AFB Ondangwa. Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.   

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Sector 10 - 5 Maintenance Unit

R 450.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin: Sector 10 - 102 Battalion. Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.  

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Sector 10 - 10 Armoured Squadron

R 450.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin: Sector 10 - 10 Armoured Squadron. Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.  

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Sector 10 - Signals Unit

R 450.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin: Sector 10 - Signals Unit. Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.   

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Sector 10 - 101 Battalion

R 450.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin: Sector 10 - 101 Battalion. Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.  

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Sector 10 - 102 Battalion

R 400.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin: Sector 10 - 102 Battalion. Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.  

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Operation Protea

R 450.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Operation Protea.  Only 50 manufactured, numbered. 50mm diameter.

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Task Force Dagger

R 500.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Task Force Dagger, 50mm diameter.

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Lt Mike Murphy

R 500.00

Commemorative Challenge Coin - Lt Mike Murphy, 50mm diameter. 

FALLSCHIRMJAEGER! - Greg Way

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Paratroopers or Fallschirmjäger as they are known in German, were the elite parachute troops (Fallschirmtruppe) of the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. Although the Americans and Italians, and to a greater extent, the Russians had experimented with airborne troops, it was the Germans who pioneered vertical envelopment using parachute, glider-borne and air-landed troops to conduct successful airborne operations in...

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