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

R 800.00 R 680.00

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...

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The Tall Assassin: The Darkest Political Murders of the Old South Africa - Alan D. Elsdon

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General Hendrik van den Bergh, head of Security Police and BOSS, was for many, the most feared man in the Apartheid-era South Africa. He reigned in terror and was a noted personality among Cold War spies. This book, by a former member of the Security Police, implicates him in the murders of HF Verwoerd, Steve Biko, Dr Robert Smit and his wife,...

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

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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...

Only My Friends Call Me "Crouks": Rhodesian Reconnaissance Specialist - Dennis Croukamp

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The Rhodesian Bush War. It was a ferocious guerrilla warfare campaign between the regular and elite units of the Rhodesian Army doing battle against Communist-backed terrorist groups in the valleys, jungles and bush country of Rhodesia, Mozambique and Zambia. Warrant Officer Dennis Croukamp fought in the conflict from its beginnings in the 1960's to the very end in 1979, and...

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...

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...

Eye Of The Firestorm: Memoirs Of A Military Commander Softcover - Maj Gen Roland de Vries

R 520.00

For his exploits and astuteness, Roland de Vries has rightfully been called the ‘Rommel of the SADF’. In this forthright, warts-and-all but compassionate autobiography he recounts the fascinating story of the transformation of a small, colonial army into, pound-for-pound, the best fighting force on the planet. "Eye of the Firestorm" could be used to enhance the teaching within the military, security...

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RECCE: Kleinspan Operasies agter Vyandelike Linies - Koos Stadler

R 300.00 R 255.00

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,...

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Surviving The Ride - Steve Camp & Helmoed Heitman

R 500.00 R 425.00

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...

My Father's War (DVD)

R 175.00

A troubled young man has a series of dreams in which he is a combat soldier in the South African Bush War, where he meets his father at the same age. Getting to know him gives the son insight and compassion, and he is able to let go of life-long feelings of abandonment and anger, which leads to forgiveness and...

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Shred When Read - Michael Bowery

R 300.00 R 255.00

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...

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

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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...

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

R 750.00

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...

South Africa's Border War 1966-89 / Suid Afrika se Grensoorlog 1966-89 - Willem Steenkamp

R 450.00

Of all the books about South Africa’s 21-year ‘Border War’ - fought on both sides of Angola’s frontier with present-day Namibia - South Africa’s Border War has always been rated as among the best. A significant, full-color volume, it originally sold 31,000 copies in South Africa alone and has been out of print for decades.  This version is the first...

WE DARE - Lt/Colonel Stanley F. Botten

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‘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...

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

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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...

Watch My Tracer - Keith Chisnall

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A third generation Rhodesian tells the story of his upbringing on a farm and his days learning to track and survive in the bush. Later he would use this knowledge in operational conditions during the Rhodesian Civil War. In classic Special Branch style, you will not find an account of a unit called Pachedu in the history books, but it...

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First In Last Out - The South African Artillery In Action 1975 - 1988 - Clive Wilsworth

R 400.00 R 340.00

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...

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

R 220.00 R 187.00

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...

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...

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1 RECCE: Behind Enemy Lines: Volume 2 - Alexander Strachan

R 300.00 R 270.00

1 Recce, Behind Enemy Lines, takes the reader into the Recces' inside chamber. In their own words the Recces detail life ­threatening operations performed under great secrecy during the late 1970's in Angola and Rhodesia.  The reader sees the operators sweat in the airplane or submarine and experiences the danger with them when they face crocodile invested rivers in the middle...

Paratus: Nov 1970 to April 1994 (Digital Magazines on USB Drive)

R 600.00

Paratus - (Digital Magazines on USB Drive) Paratus was the SADF's official magazine from November 1970 up to April 1994, a total of 281 magazines. We've attempted to preserve these historical magazines and although initially printed on the least expensive and least durable paper, a high quality digital reproduction, scanned at 300dpi, is now available.  Format: PDF.  We acknowledge Walter...

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

R 350.00 R 297.50

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...

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

R 500.00 R 425.00

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,...

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