Riding The Edge - Dave Barr

R 400.00

The 502 page softcover book (60 black & white photos, maps throughout the book) about Dave Barr’s 83,000 mile motorcycle journey around the world. It took Dave and his Harley-Davidson a grueling 3 and a half years to complete the trip and it certainly makes for one incredible read! A must have for anyone who loves to ride. About Dave...

Riding The Ice - Dave Barr

R 250.00

A 242 page book (27 black & white photos) about Dave Barr’s incredible 13,000 mile winter journey across a frozen Northern Europe, Russia and Siberia on a ‘96 Harley-Davidson Sportser. Not surprisingly this extraordinary adventure allowed Dave to establish a Guinness Book World Record. This book is living proof that perseverance and an unshakable belief in one’s dreams can make...

SAAF's Border War: The South African Air Force In Combat 1966-89 (Peter Baxter)

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AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 8 SAAF'S BORDER WAR South African Mirages and Cuban MiG-21s dogfighting over Cuito Cuanavale, the largest tank battle on African soil since El Alamein; Puma troopships shot out of the skies by Strela missiles and RPG-7 rockets; Alouette III gunships hovering menacingly above Koevoet tracker-combat teams as they close in for the kill; Hercules and Transall transports disgorging...

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

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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...

Shadows Of A Forgotten Past: To The Edge With The Rhodesian SAS And Selous Scouts - Paul French

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This all-new work chronicles the experiences of Paul French who, upon leaving the British Army's 21 SAS (V), sought adventure and excitement in C Squadron of the Rhodesian SAS. Upon passing the arduous Rhodesian SAS selection course, Paul was thrown into the maelstrom that was the Rhodesian Bush War. Here he participated in the SAS's infamous raid on Joshua Nkomo...

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...

SIERRA WHISKEY: Ten Years in South African Special Forces - Schalk W. Fourie

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This is the story of Schalk W Fourie’s ten years in the elite South African Army Special Forces, commonly known as the “Recces.”SW started his military career as a national serviceman at 1 Special Service Battalion, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He volunteered for Special Forces and a year later, after completing the hardest Special Forces Selection in the world, and...

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

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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Starting Out: Collecting South African Militaria - Dudley Wall

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Dudley Wall's book of South African Militaria is the perfect book for those starting out with a collection as well as for those who wish to have a reference work. It is also perfect for those who served in the SADF/SANDF to be able to see all the unit and proficiency badges. This book has been out of print for...

Striking Inside Angola With 32 Battalion - Marius Scheepers

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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...

Surviving The Ride - Steve Camp & Helmoed Heitman

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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...

SWA / Namibian Border War: Major Military And Political Incidents 1959 to 1989 - Lt Col Wikus Jansen van Rensburg

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THE WAR THAT SHAPED THE FACE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA A decorated career soldier who simultaneously pursued academic aspirations, Lt Col (Prof) J. L. ‘Wikus’ Jansen van Rensburg is today Associate Professor in the Faculty of Military Science at Stellenbosch University. His first decade in the South African Defence Force was consumed by the pivotal second half of the Border War/Armed...

SWAPO Captive: A Comrade’s Experience of Betrayal and Torture - Oiva Angula

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In the late 1970's, at the age of nineteen, Oiva Angula left his home in Windhoek and went into exile in Angola, where he joined SWAPO’s military wing, PLAN. After working for the movement as a political instructor, he was wrongly branded an apartheid spy and traitor during a series of purges within the organisation. SWAPO Captive is Angula’s terrifying...

Teenage Safari: A South African Conscript in the Border War in Angola and Namibia - Evan Davies

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A wide-eyed South African conscript relates his small share of the war in Angola and Namibia in the 1980s. This is not the usual military history, written by a commander armed with facts, nor a researched story of a war or campaign. It is a personal experience. Being brutally honest it will resonate not only with readers of all things military...

The Battle for Smokeshell: 10 June 1980 - Willem Steenkamp

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It was a career-long desire for Maj Genl (Ret) Johann Dippenaar to find the exact area where the Battle for Smokeshell took place on 10 June 1980. This was to be the start of a dedicated tour of Smokeshell veterans that would have taken place to  arrive at the exact coordinates on 10 June 2020 –to commemorate the 40th anniversary...

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...

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...

The Fading Light - John Gartner

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The Fading Light: Memories of a Professional Soldier's Five Decades of War and Conflict in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. An Australian former Special Forces soldier describes his experiences and recollections of war and civil disturbance across continents and areas of conflict, interspersed with insights into the nature and character of his various employers, and insightful analysis of the...

The Flechas: Insurgent Hunting In Eastern Angola, 1965-1974 - John P Cann

R 220.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 11 THE FLECHAS 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 in Africa. Following the uprisings of March of 1961...

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...

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