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...

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...

Bush War: The Road to Cuito Cuanavale - Gennady Shubin & Andrei Tokarev

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SOVIET SOLDIERS' ACCOUNTS OF THE ANGOLAN WAR: For almost 15 years, South Africa was involved in a civil war in Angola: the so-called Bush War on behalf of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola faction. The climax of the conflict portrayed in this history was the battle of Cuito Cuanavale, the largest military engagement on African soil since World...

Bushmen Soldiers: The History Of 31, 201 And 203 Battalions In The Angolan War 1974-90 - Ian Uys

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The Bushman soldiers were the most outstanding all-round fighters of the Border War. As the first of the indigenous population to take up arms on South Africa's behalf, they were among the last to lay them down. The border's oldest and most bush-wise people, they became feared as relentless trackers and dedicated soldiers. Coming from a primitive hunter/gatherer culture, they...

Carry On Regardless: An Officer's Story - Kevin Mulligan

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Formed in 1905, the Rand Light Infantry has carved a name for itself as one of South Africa's most famous regiments, earning the six battle honours emblazoned upon the Regimental Colour through outstanding service in two World Wars. Kevin Mulligan joined the RLI as a young captain in 1978. In 1983 he became the Commanding Officer and at 31 was...

CHEETAH - Guardians of the Nation - Winston Brent

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African Aviation Series No. 23  CHEETAH - Guardians of the Nation In 1981 the SAAF produced a Staff Requirement to replace the Mirage III's and F1's. From this requirement the Cheetah was born. The author covers the initial development of this Project, right through to the arrival of the Cheetah C. This book was published to coincide with the final...

CHOPPER DOWN! The Story Of A Mercenary Pilot In Africa - Carl Alberts

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After twenty years of armed conflict in Angola and political instability in coup-ridden Sierra Leone going back to 1991, private corporate financial interests became the catalyst that spawned the creation of possibly the most successful private military corporation to date: Executive Outcomes (EO). With its initial task of securing Angolan government control in the Soyo oil-producing region, prompted by private...

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 -...

Commando: A Guide To Collecting Commando Insignia of the SADF - Marc Norman

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Aimed squarely at the militaria collector and military historian, especially those with a particular interest in the many Commando units that operated within the former South African Defence Force, this latest publication by Marc Norman is set to become the standard reference on this too long neglected subject. A comprehensive and detailed investigation of the insignia that the Commandos as...

Composite Warfare: The Conduct of Successful Ground Force Operations in Africa - Eeben Barlow

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Composite Warfare presents African soldiers and scholars with a true African ‘Art of War’. This book is intended as a guide and textbook for African soldiers and scholars who wish to understand the development of hostilities, strategy, operational design, doctrine and tactics. It also illustrates the importance of non-partisanship and the mission and role of the armed forces. It covers...

Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington & Africa, 1959-1976 - Piero Gleijeses

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Conflicting Missions is a compelling and dramatic account of Cuban policy in Africa and of its escalating clash with US policy and later its direct military clashes with the South African Defence Force in Angola.It is the other side of a conflict that South Africans have not been told about until now.Gleijeses' narrative gallops from Cuba's first hesitant steps in rendering assistance...

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...

Cuito Cuanavale: Frontline Accounts by Soviet Soldiers - Shubin, Kuznetsova-Timonova, Zhdarkin & Barabulya

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This book is a follow-up to the successful Bush War, which provided, for the first time, personal, first-hand accounts of the military conflict and civil war in Angola, as told by Soviet advisers to the Angolan army. This volume concentrates on the climax of this conflict, the months-long battle of Cuito Cuanavale in 1987/8, the largest military engagement on African...

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...

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...

Death Flight: Apartheid's Secret Doctrine of Disappearance - Michael Schmidt

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In the late 1970s, as the apartheid government fought a desperate and dirty battle to stay in power, its security forces devised a chilling new tactic. A shadowy, top-secret unit called Delta 40 was established, tasked with the murder of hundreds of ANC, PAC, and SWAPO members. Victims’ bodies were flung from aircraft into the Atlantic Ocean. Based on the detailed analysis of flight logs and...

Diary of Operation Savannah - Paul J. Els

R 220.00

This book celebrates the 40th anniversary of Operation Savannah and serves as memorabilia for all Operation Savannah veterans. Operation Savannah was the first major conventional war since World War Two whereby the SADF came to clash against a MPLA force supported by the Soviet Union and Cuba. Paperback, A5 size, 318 pages. 

Die Brug: Na Die Hel En Terug In Angola - Deon Lamprecht

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In vergeelde foto’s van drie dekades gelede staan oopgesigseuns vol bravade voor Ratel-gevegsvoertuie. Hierdie dienspligtiges van 61 Gemeganiseerde Bataljongroep staan aan die begin van hul reis diep in Angola in om vir volk en vaderland te gaan veg.  In ’n bloedige geveg op Valentynsdag 1988 en in die doodsakker by Tumpo sou hul jeugdige onskuld egter sneuwel. In die hitte...

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

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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...

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...

Die Môre Kom: Weerkaatsings van Oorlog - Dawid Lotter

R 220.00

Hierdie digbundel is Dawid Lotter se derde en handel soos die voriges oor die dienspligjare en oorlog in die algemeen. Die temas wissel van lighartig tot dodelike erns uit Operasie Savannah, Operasie Yahoo en die slag van die Lomba. Die tweede helfte van die bundel spreek PTSD aan asook politiek aan. Die laaste deel bestaan uit verwerkings na Afrikaans van...

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...

Die SAW en Cuito Cuanavale: 'n Taktiese en Strategiese Analise - Leopold Scholtz

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“Dit gebeur dikwels dat ’n skietoorlog deur ’n tweede oorlog gevolg word. Dié oorlog word nie met ammunisie of kartetse gevoer of met tenks en bomwerpers nie, maar met woorde. Die oorlog word as ’t ware op papier oorgeveg.”  In 1987–1988 was die stowwerige Angolese dorpie Cuito Cuanavale die toneel van die laaste gevegte van die Grensoorlog. Sedertdien is dit...

Die SAW in Die Grensoorlog 1966-1989 - Leopold Scholtz

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Die boek kyk vir die eerste keer omvattend na die Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag (SAW) se rol in die Grensoorlog in Namibie en Angola. Dit ontleed die oorsake en verloop van die konflik, asook die breer internasionale konteks waarbinne dit plaasgevind het. Die SAW in die Grensoorlog bevat belangrike nuwe inligting uit dokumente wat sedert die einde van die oorlog in 1989...

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