FIREARMS: Developed and Manufactured in Southern Africa 1949 - 2000

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Two hundred and twenty local firearms are covered in this new reference guide. The full story of these firearms and of the people who designed them has never before been told. This new firearms reference guide is the result of eight years of hard work tracing and interviewing key people, scanning original documents and taking original photographs. This book comprehensively covers the...

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

R 375.00 R 318.75

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...

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

R 275.00 R 233.75

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...

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Sakkie Marais: Legende van 1 Valskerm Bataljon

R 280.00 R 238.00

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...

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

R 400.00 R 340.00

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...

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

R 200.00 R 170.00

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...

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

R 280.00 R 238.00

‘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...

Border War Badges: A Guide to South African Military & Police Badges (1964 - 1994) - Andrew Dinnes

R 400.00

This book covers South Africa, South West Africa and the Homelands Military and Police metal and cloth badges, flashes, stable belt buckles, buttons and brassards. The time frame is 1964-1994. There are 5969 actual full colour photographs of these items as well as descriptions on all items. This is a must have for Militaria collectors as well as all who...

The South African Police Special Task Force: An Operator's Perspective - Shane Willard (HARDCOVER, LIMITED EDITION)

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"YOU HAVE NOT LIVED TILL YOU HAVE ALMOST DIED, AND FOR THOSE WHO FIGHT FOR IT, LIFE HAS A FLAVOUR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW" The South African Police Special Task Force is the Special Operation element of the South African Police. They are considered to be amongst the best of such Units in the world. They have a formidable reputation...

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Operation Askari 1983/84: War Journal - Dawid Lotter

R 280.00 R 238.00

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...

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

R 1,600.00 R 1,360.00

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...

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Ratels On The Lomba: The Story Of Charlie Squadron - Leopold Scholtz

R 250.00 R 212.50

Charlie Squadron – the iron fist of 61 Mechanised Battalion Group (61 Mech) – led the way on 3 October 1987 during the climactic battle between the South African Defence Force and the Angolan forces on the Lomba River in southern Angola. Ratels On The Lomba places the reader in the midst of the squadron of young conscripts who were taken off...

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

R 300.00 R 255.00

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,...

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

R 250.00 R 212.50

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...

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

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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...

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

R 550.00 R 350.00

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...

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

R 300.00 R 255.00

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...

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

R 330.00 R 280.50

“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...

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

R 280.00 R 238.00

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...

Soldier's Friend: The Blood Splattered Legacy of the Border War in Southern Africa (DVD & CD Collection)

R 200.00

Soldier's Friend: The Blood Splattered Legacy of the Border War in Southern Africa (DVD & CD Collection) The CD contains 20 audio tracks and the DVD 17 video clips. Produced by Barend du Plessis & Pieter Kruger. WARNING: MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY, R18+

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...

SPIDER ZERO SEVEN - Mike Borlace SCR

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Silver Cross recipient, Mike Borlace is considered to be one of the most experienced combat helicopter pilots of recent times. Now he collates his experiences in this compelling wartime memoir set against the backdrop of the civil war fought in Rhodesia during the 1970s. Helicopters were a vital component of the small Rhodesian Defence Force and as part of special forces,...

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

R 395.00

'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...

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

R 260.00 R 221.00

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...

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