1 RECCE: Agter Vyandelike Linies: Volume 2 - Alexander Strachan

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1 Recce, Agter vyandelike linies, neem die leser tot in die Recces se “binnekamer”. In hul eie woorde vertel Recce ­operateurs van die lewensgevaarlike operasies wat hulle onder groot geheimhouding in die laat 1970’s in Angola en Rhodesië uitgevoer het. Die leser sien die operateurs sweet in die vliegtuig of duikboot en beleef die gevaar wanneer hulle in die nagdonker...

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

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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...

1 RECCE: Die Nag Behoort Aan Ons - Alexander Strachan

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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...

1 RECCE: The Night Belongs to Us - Alexander Strachan

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1-Recce was the sharpest, most versatile and deadliest specialist unit in the entire South African army. These men were super fit, unbelievably tough and stopped at nothing. Time and again they put their lives at risk in the execution of highly secret operations behind enemy lines. For decades these missions have been kept secret. Now, for the first time, the Recces' most famous generals...

19 en Gewapen: 'n Suid Afrikaanse Valskermsoldaat in Angola - Granger Korff & Lenord le Hanie

R 300.00

Die rowwe en eerlike vertelling van ‘n ’Bat in the bosoorloë van Namibië en Angola  19 en Gewapen is ‘n aksiebelaaide vertelling van Granger Korff se twee diensjare in 1980/81 saam met 1 Valskermbataljon tydens die hoogtepunt van die Suid Afrikaanse Bosoorlog in Suid Wes Afrika (Namibië) en Angola.  Afgesien van die standaard teen-insurgensie aktiwiteite van die Fire Force krygsverrigtinge...

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...

32 Battalion: The Inside Story Of South Africa's Elite Fighting Unit - Piet Nortje

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32 Battalion is the gripping inside story of South Africa's most controversial fighting unit of the 1970's and 1980's. Originally formed in order to lend support to the FNLA and UNITA in the Angolan war, 32 Battalion quickly gained the reputation of being an unconventional, secretive, yet highly effective group. Written by a man who was intimately involved with the...

32Bn Tree of Honour (POSTER)

R 2,750.00

32 Battalion Tree of Honour - Poster. Signed by 4 Officers Commanding, Col Jan Breytenbach, Col Gert Nel, Col Jock Harris & Col Mucho Delport. Limited edition of 32 posters. Printed on high definition photo paper. Poster size: A1

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...

77 years of NA Harvard under Southern African Skies: A Pictorial History 1940 - 2017 (Winston Brent)

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African Aviation Series No. 33 A pictorial history of the South African Harvard including the individual histories of all currently surviving Ex SAAF Harvards all over the world.  The focus is on “Where are they now?” Each of the surviving Harvards (up to Nov 1995) has at least one page per serial.There is also a chapter on Arnie Meneghelli and his...

85 Years of South African Air Force - Winston Brent

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African Aviation Series No. 13.  The author took on the onerous task of compiling in-depth details of the 8000-odd aircraft that have seen service in the South African Air Force between 1920 and 2005. He introduces them more or less in the order which they were taken into service and has listed serials, construction numbers, delivery dates and fates where...

9C - Nine Charlie! Army Signallers in the Field. The Story of the Men and Women of the South African Corps of Signals, and their Equipment - Walter Volker

R 500.00

The book, entitled ‘Signal Units Of The South Africa Corps Of Signals And Related Signal Services’ represents one of the most comprehensive collection of regimental and unit histories ever published in one volume in South Africa. It is also the first time that the histories of many of the signal regiments and other units will be published and available to...

A Far-Away War: Angola 1975-1989

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South Africa's armed forces invaded Angola in 1975, setting off a war that had consequences for the whole region that are still felt today. A Far-Away War contributes to a wider understanding of this war in Angola and Namibia. The book does not only look at the war from an "old" South African (Defence Force) perspective, but also gives a voice...

A Greater Share Of Honour: The Memoirs Of A Recce Officer - Major Jack Greeff

R 395.00

As a young Staff Sergeant in the Recces, Jack Greeff became one of the most decorated soldiers in the SADF. Leading two-man reconnaissance patrols deep into enemy held territories and operating under the noses of the enemy, they collected vital strategic information on enemy movements and installations.  Using the information gathered, he led raiding parties to the targets to execute...

A Guide to South African Military Awards - Paul P. Matthysen

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A Guide to South African Military Awards by Paul P. Matthysen is the definitive work on South African military orders, decorations, medals and their variations. Colour photographs throughout and now out of print. Published in 2002. Softcover, A4, 314 pages.

A Man - A Soldier: The Memoirs of Gen George Meiring

R 395.00

General Georg Meiring is the last of the BIG FIVE GENERALS of the Border War era – consisting of names that were commonly heard in South African households and often on the lips of many a young national serviceman of that time, Magnus Malan, Constand Viljoen, Jannie Geldenhuys, Kat Liebenberg, Georg Meiring. These were the leaders of the most powerful...

A Military History of Modern South Africa - Ian van der Waag

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The 20th Century has been one of enduring, rapid and fundamental social and political change. In Southern Africa, innumerable wars, rebellions, uprisings and protests have marked the integration, disintegration and then reintegration of both society and subcontinent during this period. The century started with a brief but total war. Less than ten years later victorious Britain brought the conquered Boer...

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

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'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...

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

R 550.00

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...

African Air Forces - Winston Brent

R 400.00

African Aviation Series No. 5.  At the time of publication in 1999, never before had such a comprehensive publication been compiled which gave the reader in-depth detail of the aircraft flown by the many air forces – large and small – in Africa. It lists all air forces and air arms in Africa with their respective inventory and it is...

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...

Anderkant Cuito: 'n Reisverhaal Van Die Grensoorlog - LJ Bothma

R 375.00

Anderkant Cuito is die verhaal van ‘n groep oudsoldate wat teruggaan na ou basisse en slagvelde in Namibië en Angola, waar die Grensoorlog van 1966 tot 1989 gewoed het. Hulle deel herinneringe, onthou makkers, ontlaai, reik uit na ou vyande, maak vriende langs die pad, reis deur die geskiedenis en soek na die waarheid. Hulle is die generasie wat ‘n...

ANGOLA: The War (DVD) - Peter Lamberti

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A faraway war… A clash of ideologies… And some of the biggest battles fought on African soil since World War Two. For twenty-three years, five western nations, members of the Soviet bloc and two superpowers were locked into a war never formally declared. The South African Defence Force pitted against communist Angolans, SWAPO, Cubans, and Russians. It all began in...

ANGOLAN RENDEZVOUS: Man and Nature in the Shadow of War

R 260.00

In Angola everything is interwoven: life and death, war and peace. Ostensibly, this book is in two voices: Tamar Golan, Israel’s first Ambassador to Angola, deals with the political/diplomatic aspects, while the stories on gorillas, the Black giant sable and Nature are by zoologist/ecologist, Tamar Ron. But in reality, the book has one voice, one of love for Angola, its...

Angolan War of Liberation - Colonial-Communist Clash, 1961-1974 - Al J.Venter

R 375.00

When a large group of rebels invaded Angola from a recently independent Congo in 1961, it heralded the opening shots in another African war of independence. Between 1961 and 1974, Portugal faced the extremely ambitious task of conducting three simultaneous counterinsurgency campaigns to preserve its hegemony of Angola, Portuguese Guinea and Mozambique. While other European states were falling over themselves...

Angolsh: Scenes from an Army Camp - Greg Latter

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In early 1976 while working underground as a blaster on ERPM gold mine in Boksburg, Greg Latter was called up for a three-month army camp in Angola, and there was no getting out of it. The truth is, he was actually keen to go. This story is about those three months, told from the day he received his call-up telegram...

ARMY SIGNALS IN SOUTH AFRICA: The Story of the South African Corps of Signals and its Antecedents - Walter Volker

R 500.00

The book, entitled ‘ARMY SIGNALS IN SOUTH AFRICA. The Story of the South African Corps of Signals and its antecedents’ is impressive work of epic proportions, and together with its two companion volumes, will most probably become the primary reference work on army signals in South Africa. It is a compilation of some previously published material, but consists mainly of...

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

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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,...

At The Front: A General's Account of South Africa's Border War - General Jannie Geldenhuys

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General Jannie Geldenhuys is widely regarded as one of the leading military commanders South Africa has ever produced. As Chief of the South African Defence Force from 1985 to 1990 he brought his experience to bear on the South African Border War, and was part of the negotiating team which brought an end to the conflict in 1989. In this...

Atlas MB326K Impala MK II in SAAF Service: A Pictorial History 1974-2005, Volume 2 (Winston Brent)

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African Aviation Series No. 30 A pictorial history of the Atlas MB326K Impala MKII in SAAF Service, 1974-2005, incorporating "The Impala MKII Goes To War" A4, softcover, 215 pages with photos. 

Atlas MB326M Impala MK1 in SAAF Service: A Pictorial History 1966-2005, Volume 1 (Winston Brent)

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African Aviation Series No. 29 A pictorial history of the Atlas MB326M Impala MK1 in SAAF Service, 1966-2005 A4, softcover, 290 pages with photos. 

Back To Angola: A Journey From War To Peace - Paul Morris

R 280.00

In 1987, Paul Morris went to Angola as a reluctant conscript soldier, where he experienced the fear and filth of war. Twenty-five years later, in 2012, Paul returned to Angola, and embarked on a 1500-kilometre cycle trip, solo and unsupported, across the country. His purpose was to see Angola in peacetime, to replace the war map in his mind with...

Bat Out of Hell: A South African Paratrooper In America - Granger Korff

R 375.00

The aftermath… After the dust had settled, the smell of gun powder had dispersed, the crashing sound of mortars and RPG7s had faded away … what ghosts returned with young South African soldiers of the border war generation who fought at the tip of the spear against the communist threat on South Africa’s border? Young ‘parabats’, manufactured by the formidable...

Battle For Angola: The End Of The Cold War In Africa c1975-89

R 695.00

Following the publication of Al Venter's successful Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa - shortlisted by the New York Military Affairs Symposium's 'Arthur Goodzeit Book Award for 2013' - his Battle for Angola delves still further into the troubled history of this former Portuguese African colony.  This is a completely fresh work running to almost 600 pages including 32 pages of...

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

R 220.00

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...

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...

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

R 500.00

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,...

Beyond the Edge of the Sky - Crow Stannard

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Beyond the Edge of the Sky by Crow Stannard is a collection of biographical stories from the life of Lt Gen Denis Earp, former Chief of the SA Air Force 1984 – 1988. This book includes memories of a fighter pilot who spent two years as a POW in the hands of the Chinese during the Korean War. It gives his personal accounts of those indescribably harrowing years...

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

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‘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...

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

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‘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 450.00

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...

Border-Line Insanity: A National Serviceman's Story - Tim Ramsden

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Border-Line Insanity offers the reader an insight into the life of a conscripted soldier in the South African army during the dark days of apartheid. In 1984 I was thrust into a scary world of strict order and discipline as a teenage school graduate, experiencing subtle brain washing as I became molded into a white soldier for the mandatory two-year...

Borderstrike! South Africa Into Angola 1975-1980 - Willem Steenkamp

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A generation ago soldiers of the South African Army slipped discretely over the northern border of what was then South West Africa on the country's first real external combat operation since World War II. Operation Savannah marked the start of a protracted campaign, part counter-insurgency and part conventional, that did not end until 1989, a decade and a half later....

BORN TO STORM - Herman van Niekerk HCS, SM, MMM

R 395.00

THE STORM IN ME  EMPOWER Experience the ruthlessness of life and adapt to it by realising that in the quest to survive, empowerment is required. Learn that this lifestyle has serious  consequences  for  the  good  and  for  the  bad.  Relentlessly  push forward to get into positions from where top-class military operations are executed which have serious strategic consequences.  REBEL Gets...

BOYS AT WAR: Diary of South Africa's Operation Savannah 1975-76 - Paul Els

R 395.00

Following the Korean War, the next armed conflict to involve South African military forces was against Soviet, Cuban and Angolan forces – the SADF’s Operation Savannah in Angola. This resulted from the communist-inspired coup d’état in Portugal and the Soviet Union’s attempt, using Cuban surrogate forces, to annex Angola and to threaten South Africa’s national security. Teenaged boys doing their...

BROTHERS IN BLOOD: THE MEN OF 32 BATTALION (DVD)

R 300.00

BROTHERS IN BLOOD: THE MEN OF 32 BATTALION For the first time in history the men from 32 Battalion, the South African Defence Force’s most well-known, controversial and feared unit, talk about their experiences during the Border War. Some 60 former 32 Battalion members were interviewed, hundreds of photos were prepared and hours of film footage and video tape viewed to...

Brothers in War and Peace: Abraham and Constand Viljoen and the Birth of the New South Africa - Dennis Cruywagen

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Brothers in War and Peace is the remarkable story of the Viljoen twins, Abraham and Constand, and the starkly different roads that they took in life. One was a deeply religious man, who opposed apartheid; the other was a man of war, who became head of the SADF. Estranged by political beliefs, the Viljoen twins found themselves in different political...

Brown Waters Of Africa: Portuguese Riverine Warfare 1961-1974 - John P. Cann

R 490.00

During World War II, Portugal played its cards uncommonly well as a neutral and subsequently became a member of NATO. This membership resulted in a modernizing of its navy and its integration into the Atlantic Alliance. By 1960, when other colonial powers were abandoning their empires, Portugal made the decision to cling to its possessions, as they had been Portuguese...

Buccaneers of 24 Squadron – Book 1 – The Beginning

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This is the concise story of why and how South Africa bought the Buccaneer aircraft including all the political turmoil surrounding the sale of the aircraft to South Africa. The training of the flight and ground crews as well as all the  drama during the delivery flight of the first eight aircraft to South Africa. Lt Gen Mike Muller – former 24 Sqn...

Buccaneers of 24 Squadron – Book 2 – The First 10 Years

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This is the concise story of the first ten years of service from 1966 to 1975 of the Buccaneer aircraft of 24 Squadron including all the tragic aircraft losses during this period, the Tip-to-Top race, sinking of the Wafra, Operation RSA-10 and the beginning of the Hanto bomb project. Col Simon van Garderen (Retired)  Ex Officer Commanding 24 Squadron writes: "What...

Buccaneers of 24 Squadron – Book 3 – The New Era (Hard Cover)

R 1,150.00

This is the ‘concise’ (561 page) story of the Buccaneer aircraft in service with 24 Squadron. The period covered by this book is from 1976 to 1984. This was the beginning of the new era with the 600 series modified Buccaneers entering service. During this period the Buccaneer went to war for the first time and cover all the other...

Buffalo Battalion: South Africa's 32 Battalion - A Tale of Sacrifice - Dr LJ Bothma

R 395.00

By August 1974 the Portuguese had all but abandoned Angola, its erstwhile colony, and there was a fear in both the Intelligence services of South Africa and America that the country was likely to fall the hands of the MPLA, generally regarded as a Soviet surrogate. It was that fear that triggered the training by South Africa of guerrilla groups...

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

R 375.00

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

R 300.00

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

R 450.00

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

R 355.00

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

R 395.00

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...

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...

Die Verste Sektor - Johan van Wyngaard

R 350.00

“Die Verste Sektor” is ‘n reis van herinnering aan ‘n gebied in Suider-Afrika, totaal onbekend by baie mense. Hier waar ‘n deel van die sogenaamde “bosoorlog” in die jare 1965 tot 1990 afgespeel het en bygedra het tot die vredesproses en onafhanklikheid van Namibië. Dan was dáár ook legendes gebore en in besonder Oom Dirk (Kmdt) du Toit, ‘n voormalige...

Dogs of War: Memoirs of the SADF Dog Units - Peet Coetzee

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This book is an updated version of the first and only history of the SADF Dog Centre unit from the old to the new, and also right up to the disbandment of this small and little known unit. It will skillfully guide you, with the help of richly illustrated photographic coverage from the origins of the SADF Dog Centre; along the...

DURBAN LIGHT INFANTRY: (1854 - 2011): An Illustrated History - Brian Kearney

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In November 1942, 48 hours after the great battle of El Alamein, Col Butler-Porter of the RDLI had a visit from General Montgomery, full of congratulations for ‘that very fine Royal Regiment’. This is the pictorial story of that ‘very fine’ regiment – a remarkable institution which has served the country and Durban for over 150 years and seen extraordinary...

DZ: Memoires van 'n Parabat - Johan Engelbrecht

R 280.00

In hierdie werk deel Johan Engelbrecht sy persoonlike herinneringe met die lesers. Hy het reeds op 17-jarige ouderdom formeel aansoek gedoen vir toelating tot 1 Valskermbataljon se springkursus. Die Bataljon se se valskerm kwalifikasievleuls is op 18-jarige ouderdom aan hom toegeken en slegs 3 weke later is hy ook tot onderkorporaal bevorder. Hierdie werk is volgens die skrywer net sy...

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

R 700.00

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...

Eden's Exiles - Col Jan Breytenbach

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“This is the story of war and conservation, a drama enacted in a theatre in the southwestern corner of Africa.”  Author Jan Breytenbach, a legend in military circles, and a founding member of South African Special Forces ‒ the Recces ‒ describes how he discovered that Military Intelligence was involved in illegal wildlife trade with Jonas Savimbi. To his horror...

Enduring Valour: South Africa's Cross Of Honour - Ian Uys

R 275.00

The Honoris Crux (Cross of Honor) was South Africa's premier gallantry decoration awarded to members of the SA Defense Force between 1952 and 2003. The stories behind over 300 of these awards and other medals for bravery are graphically told - ranging from outstanding valor in all types of warfare to exceptional heroism displayed in saving lives. For these soldiers,...

Executive Outcomes: Against All Odds - Eeben Barlow (Revised Edition)

R 675.00

Executive Outcomes was already well known to several governments and private corporations before it exploded into controversy in 1993 after entering into a contract with Angola’s FAA to train a brigade-level force to decisively end their decades-old conflict with UNITA. It was also well known to those involved in fermenting conflicts in order to topple African governments with a view...

Executive Outcomes: Against All Odds - Eeben Barlow (Revised Edition) (Hardcover, Signed)

R 1,350.00

Executive Outcomes was already well known to several governments and private corporations before it exploded into controversy in 1993 after entering into a contract with Angola’s FAA to train a brigade-level force to decisively end their decades-old conflict with UNITA. It was also well known to those involved in fermenting conflicts in order to topple African governments with a view...

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

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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...

Eye Of The Firestorm: Memoirs Of A Military Commander - Maj Gen Roland de Vries (Signed & Hardcover)

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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...

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

R 275.00

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...

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...

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

R 400.00

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...

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...

Four Ball, One Tracer: Commanding Executive Outcomes In Angola And Sierra Leone - Roelf van Heerden as told to Andrew Hudson

R 275.00

Brutally honest and devoid of hyperbole, this is Roelf van Heerden's Executive Outcomes. / Unapologetic, unassuming and forthright, the combat exploits of Executive Outcomes (EO) in Angola and Sierra Leone are recounted for the first time by a battlefield commander who was physically on the ground during all their major combat operations. From fighting UNITA for the critical oil installations...

Four Flags, The Odyssey of a Professional Soldier: Part 1 - 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 1 - US MARINE CORPS VIETNAM 1969-72, ISRAELI DEFENCE FORCE 1975-77 Dave Barr had had a penchant for trouble since day one, born in the back of a car, shooting by...

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...

From Fledgling To Eagle: The South African Air Force During The Border War - Brig Gen Dick Lord

R 375.00

The crucible of combat over 23 years forged the fledgling South African Air Force into a formidable strike weapon, capable of defeating the best Soviet air defenses of the time. From Fledgling to Eagle chronicles the evolution of the SAAF in the 'Border War' that raged in Angola and South West Africa (Namibia) from 1966 to 1989, covering all the...

From Tailhooker to Mudmover: An Autobiography - Brig Gen (Ret) Dick Lord

R 250.00

This book traces an extraordinary career through nearly four decades of military aviation. Dick Lord, well known as an aviation raconteur, tells a tale of military flying at its very best. He covers, in amusing detail, the life of a carrier pilot in both the Royal Naval Fleet Air Arm and the United States Navy. His unusual career then led...

Grensoorlog / Bush War (Complete DVD Set - 26 Episodes)

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For the first time ever ­ we reveal previously censored military footage which unashamedly tells the story of the true events of South Africa's Bush War. This series packs a powerful punch providing an intimate, sometimes shocking, yet balanced glimpse of an important era in Africa's history. GRENSOORLOG / BUSH WAR constitutes a literal unburdening for those whose voices have...

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

Gunship Ace: The Wars Of Neall Ellis, Helicopter Pilot And Mercenary - Al J Venter

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A former South African Air Force pilot who saw action throughout the region from the 1970's on, Neall Ellis is the best-known mercenary combat aviator alive. Apart from flying Alouette helicopter gunships in Angola, he has fought in the Balkan War (for Islamic forces), tried to resuscitate Mobutu's ailing air force during his final days ruling the Congo, flew Mi-8s...

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

R 260.00

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...

HELICOPTERS OF THE SAAF - Winston Brent

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African Aviation Series No. 16  HELICOPTERS OF THE SAAF: A pictorial history 1948 - 2011. It is A4 with 360 pages printed in full colour. Softcover only.                

History Of The Umvoti Mounted Rifles (1864 - 2004) - Mark Coghlan

R 350.00

It is May 1983. The UMR is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its Headquarters, the UMR Hall, in Greytown. A medal parade, civic dinner and a number of other events are on the programme. The members of the Unit are upbeat and enthusiastic and look forward to all the activities. There is an officers meeting in the old UMR Hall. On...

If You Lie Still, You Will Not Get Cold - The General and the Colonel

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"If you lie still, you will not get cold" is the untold story of the South African Citizen Force soldier in the Border War of the 1970's and 1980's. Sometimes called the "pointy" end of the Cold War, the Border War saw white South African males taken from their careers and families, hastily re-trained and then dispatched into the Operational...

Iron Fist From The Sea: South Africa's Seaborne Raiders 1978-1988 - Douw Steyn & Arnè Söderlund

R 800.00

This seminal work documents the clandestine seaborne operations undertaken by South Africa’s 4 Reconnaissance Commando Regiment. It breathtakingly reveals the versatility and effectiveness of this elite unit which worked with a range of other South African and Rhodesian forces, including the Rhodesian SAS, to engage in a range of raiding and war fighting activities. These operations saw the clandestine reconnaissance...

Iron Fist From The Sea: South Africa's Seaborne Raiders 1978-1988 - Douw Steyn & Arnè Söderlund (Hardcover, Limited Edition - Signed)

R 4,500.00

This seminal work documents the clandestine seaborne operations undertaken by South Africa’s 4 Reconnaissance Commando Regiment. It breathtakingly reveals the versatility and effectiveness of this elite unit which worked with a range of other South African and Rhodesian forces, including the Rhodesian SAS, to engage in a range of raiding and war fighting activities. These operations saw the clandestine reconnaissance...

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

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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...

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...

Journey Without Boundaries: The Operational Life & Experiences Of A SA Special Forces Small Team Operator - Col Andre Diedericks

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This is the extraordinary tale of an extraordinary man. An honestly told story of his military career, of a man who was twice decorated for valour, who pioneered and developed the concept of "small team reconnaissance" within the South African Special Forces. He was a consummate warrior and gentleman and has told his story with humility and a disarming sense...

K-9 Honde Soldate - Peet Coetzee

R 295.00

Hier is die eerste boek van sy soort wat die geskiedenis van die Honde Sentrum reg vanaf die ontstaan in 1964 tot die wegkwyning van die eenheid in 2007 aan u uitbeeld. Met verbluffende kennis, humor, deernis en erns vertel die skrywer onderhoudend hoe honde vroeër deur die Weermag vir spesiale diens aangewend is. Die wisselwerking tussen die man en...

Kill Yourself & Count to 10

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They’re psychopaths, violent offenders, drug addicts, sexual deviants and social misfits. And these are the good guys. In the notorious military camp known as The Vault, they are considered unfit to wear the South African Defence Force uniform. As part of a brutal rehabilitation programme they become the experimental toys of a rogue psychiatrist.  Into this macabre world conscript Lloyd Norton wanders innocently due to...

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...

KLOPPIES: Die Verhaal van 'n Recce Operateur - Peet Coetzee

R 450.00

Die verhaal van Jacob Schalk "Kloppies" Kloppers, 'n legendariese soldaat in die Spesiale Magte wereld. Ernstig gewond tydens Operasie Kerslig in 1981 waar hy ook die Honoris Crux vir dapperheid verower het, het sy loopbaan in die weermag voortgesit as 'n Spesiale Magte Operateur. Na bykans 20 jaar in die SAW, het hy vir die firma CJTVA gaan werk wat landmyne in...

Koevoet!: Experiencing South Africa's Deadly Bush War - Jim Hooper

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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...

KOEVOET: The Men Speak - Jonathan Pittaway

R 2,500.00

This is the story of one of the world's most effective Special Forces units told by the men who served in it. Breaking with conventional military thinking, the South African Police created Koevoet by refining the concept of the counter-insurgency group pioneered in Rhodesia during the Bush War in order to provide up-to-date intelligence about an elusive enemy. Now at...

KRONKELPAD van 'n Volksregering 1920 - 1994 - Wikus van Stade

R 300.00

In 1994 het die Regering van die Nasionale Party in Suid-Afrika tot sy einde gekom. Dit was veral deur die Afrikaner beleef as 'n abdikering van mag wat teweeg gebring was deur die gekonkel van 'n klein groepie linksgesinde politici. ln ‘n feitelike weergawe van die pad wat die Nasionale Party vanaf 1920 tot 1994 geloop het, poog die skrywer...

Light Aircraft in SAAF Service: A Pictorial History 1945 - 2018 - Winston Brent

R 695.00

African Aviation Series No. 33 Vol 1. Vol I covers the Austers, Dornier Do-27, Cessna 185, Cessna 208 Caravan, Beechcraft King Air 200/300, and the Sundry Acquisitions, including a lengthy article (11 pages) on “Dinky Toy”. A4, softcover in full colour with B&W photos, 224 pages.

Light Aircraft in SAAF Service: A Pictorial History: Volume 2 - 1948 - 2018 - Winston Brent

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African Aviation Series No. 34 Vol 2. Vol 2 covers the Austers, Dornier Do-27, Cessna 185, Cessna 208 Caravan, Beechcraft King Air 200/300, and the Sundry Acquisitions, including a lengthy article (11 pages) on “Dinky Toy”. A4, softcover in full colour with B&W photos, 224 pages.

Live to Fly Another Day - Johan Nieuwoudt

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Johan Nieuwoudt shares his flying experiences in the South African Air Force, starting with his passion for aircraft as a school boy and ending some three decades later after a truly exciting career in the wonderful world of military aviation, and shares the privilege of having been part of the fascinating world of flying. There is something truly magical about...

Los af! - Cobus Bothma

R 200.00

Kortverhale oor die Bosoorlog in Suidwes-Afrika en Angola  ‘Die gety is net reg vir boeke oor die Bosoorlog in Suidwes Afrika en Angola. En die beste is gewoonlik daardie wat geskryf is deur mense wat daar was – soos Cobus Bothma. Hy skryf soos ’n mens mens. Sy vertellings raak ligte sentimentele note en swaar snare.’ So skryf Genl. Jannie...

LZ Hot!: Flying South Africa's Border War - Nick Lithgow

R 455.00

This book captures the experience of the South African Air Force helicopter pilot as never before; from 'rookie' to seasoned combat aviator in one of history's most intense counter-insurgency conflicts - the South African Border War. Nick Lithgow's work relates the gruelling endurance of SADF National Service and its grind, grind, grind ... until one day, helicopter drills with an...

Magnus Malan: My Lewe Saam Met Die SA Weermag

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Magnus Malan het reeds as 13-jarige skoolseun weggeloop om by die destydse Unieverdedigingsmag aan te sluit. Dit was natuurlik tevergeefs, maar sedert hy in 1946 wel by die liggaamlike opleidingsbrigade kon aansluit, was sy loopbaan en lewe vir bykans 42 jaar onherroeplik met die Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag vervleg. Malan se militere loopbaan het hom na verskillende plekke in Suider-Afrika geneem -...

Magnus Malan: My Life With The SA Defence Force

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As a schoolboy at the age of thirteen, Magnus Malan had already run away to join what was then the Union Defence Force. This was to no avail, of course, but ever since he was permitted to join the Physical Training Battalion in 1946, for a period of some 45 years, his career and life has been closely entwined with...

Maritime Fixed Wing Aircraft of the South African Air Force - Winston Brent

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African Aviation Series No. 28  A pictorial history of aircraft flown on operations off the South African coastline 1939 - 2014. It also includes a list of ships (incl warships) sunk, captured or damaged within a 1000 miles of the coast of South Africa & South West Africa (1939-1945). Badges & patches of the maritime fixed wing squadrons are also...

Men of War: The Fighting Few Who Took on the World - Hannes Wessels

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With roots going back to Cecil Rhodes’ buccaneering Pioneers, Stannard, like many of his countrymen, was born and bred to fight against the odds as a soldier defending a country at war with the world. Never frightened to lead, he tackled his foe with skill, incredible courage and almost unbelievable good cheer. Serving in both the SAS and the Selous...

Mercenaries: Putting The World To Rights With Hired Guns - Al J Venter

R 350.00

Mercenaries have been a part warfare for centuries, and though the names have changed, continue to play a part in global military conflicts. In today’s world these "soldiers for hire" are an attractive alternative when Western governments are reluctant to put their militaries at risk for obscure causes that would otherwise be difficult to explain to their electorates. In this...

Military Badges And Insignia Of Southern Africa - Colin R Owen

R 950.00

A reference book for badges, patches and flashes from Southern Africa. This volume covers numerous countries including Rhodesia, South Africa, Zambia, Angola and more. Book is packed with page after page of color and B&W images on high quality glossy paper. All insignia are numbered and indexed with brief descriptions of each Hardcover, A4, 215 pages - published 1990. All copies...

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...

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

R 1,250.00 R 837.50

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...

Move The Border: A History of the Greatest Battles of the Angolan Border War 1966-1989 - Marius Scheepers

R 400.00

An account which strives to place the war which South Africa fought in Angola in a historically meaningful perspective. Although the conflict initially centered on the opposing agendas of the SADF and People’s Liberation Army of Namibia of SWAPO, it was to escalate and take on an international Cold War character as Angolan, Cuban, and Soviet protagonists appeared on the...

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

R 400.00

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...

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...

Omega, Oor en Uit: Die Lewe van 'n Opstandige Troep - Francois Verster

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Van sy eerste dag as dienspligtige was Francois Verster in die sop danksy die “siekverveelde uitdrukking” op sy gesig en sy ingebore rebelsheid. Hy vertel op skreeusnaakse wyse van basiese opleiding en die lewe op Omega, waar hy skoolgee vir Boesman-kinders. Sy kostelike anekdotes word verweef met ’n tweede, ernstiger verhaallyn wat gaan oor sy latere lewe as ’n argivaris....

Ongulumbashe: Die begin van die Bosoorlog - Paul J. Els

R 190.00

Paul Els se weergawe van die militêre stryd in Suidwes-Afrika skets op ‘n gesaghebbende wyse hoe hierdie stryd ontstaan en ontwikkel het. Dit toon hoe die SA Polisie van die vroegste tye af in die stryd om politieke mag en staatkundige veranderings vasgevang geraak het. Reeds in 1915 is die Zuid-Afrikaanse Politie (ZAP) aan die sy van genl Botha in...

ONS WAS DAAR: Sektor Een Zero - Paul Els

R 525.00

Die boek vertel die stories van die SAW en SAP in Owambo en Kaokoveld. Die noorde van Suidwes-Afrika was vir baie SA Weermag en SAP lede en hul families se tuiste tydens die bosoorlog. Dit gee persoonlike stories en fotos en kortliks iets van permanente eenhede wat daar was. Stories soos oor die bus met families in, wat ‘n landmyn...

ONS WAS DAAR: Walvisbaai - Paul Els

R 495.00

Die boek weergee die herinneringe van lede van die SA Weermag, die SA Polisie en die SA Spoorwegpolisie en hul naasbestaandes wat in Walvisbaai diens gedoen het. Daar word kortliks verwys na geskiedkundige gebeure in die gebied lank voor en tydens die twee Wêreldoorloë. Die wedervarings van almal wat seder 1960 tot 1994 op grondvlak daar diens gedoen het word...

Op Die Grens: Wit Mans se Militêre Ervaring 1965-1990 - David Williams

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Bedrewe joernalis David Williams vang 'n era vas en beskryf die grenservarings wat wit mans van tussen 35 en 60 ten diepste beinvloed het. Troepies en hul gesinne sal hulself in die titel herken. Onderhoude met voetsoldate en weermagleiers soos Jannie Geldenhuys, Constand Viljoen en George Meiring word aangevul met 'n historiese konteks en oorsig. Die gevolg is 'n titel...

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...

Operation Savannah: The Troops’ Diaries - Vol 1 & 2 (Hardcover)

R 1,850.00

Operation Savannah – the Troops’ Diaries Vol 1 & 2 Bookset Much has been written about Operation Savannah by politicians, historians, academics, generals, and senior officers. Those perspectives were not always shared by the very young men who were involved at the front. Many of Operation Savannah’s veterans have struggled to share their experience, even with family and friends. Most...

Operation Savannah: The Troops’ Diaries - Vol 1 & 2 (Softcover)

R 750.00

Operation Savannah – the Troops’ Diaries Vol 1 & 2 Bookset Much has been written about Operation Savannah by politicians, historians, academics, generals, and senior officers. Those perspectives were not always shared by the very young men who were involved at the front. Many of Operation Savannah’s veterans have struggled to share their experience, even with family and friends. Most...

Ops Medic: A National Serviceman's Border War - Steven Webb

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As a recent British immigrant the author was exempt from the compulsory two-year call-up for National Service that all white South African males faced when they turned 18. Despite this he volunteered for National Service in July 1984 and then volunteered to serve in the South African Medical Service. Following basic training he was posted to SAMS' Combat Medical Operation...

PAPA KILO: Veg en Wen: Die Verhaal van 'n Valskermsoldaat - Samajoor Sampie Stoffberg

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Reguit, sonder doekies omdraai en met 'n passie wat aansteeklik is. Gaan die inhoud in hierdie boek aanstoot gee? Besluit self! Dit is egter onmoontlik om eerlik en reguit jou hart uit te praat sonder om aanstoot aan iemand iewers te gee. Maar nou ja, dit is mos deedae die mode om polities korrek te wees, om te vertel hoe...

PARABAT - Mathew Paul

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PARABAT: Personal accounts of paratroopers in combat situations in South Africa's history. In order to obtain a balanced and fair account, the author interviewed paratroopers of all races. Parabat is also a study of how the exploits of the South African airborne family are seen by the men on the ground. The experiences have been set down exactly as related to...

Pathfinder Company: 44 Parachute Brigade - The Philistines - Graham Gillmore

R 255.00

Colonel Jan Breytenbach writes in the foreword: "On Ascension Day, 1978, a composite South African parachute battalion jumped onto the tactical HQ of SWAPO's PLAN army, based at Cassinga, 250 kilometres north of the Angolan border to destroy the facility, their logistics, and to wipe out a strong concentration of SWAPO guerrillas. The airborne assault, part of Operation Reindeer, was...

Piet Retief Commando: The Story of a Border Commando 1880 - 2007 (Walter Volker)

R 555.00

This well researched and well illustrated book is focusing on the Piet Retief Commando and also covers a wide area of South African military history. It provides an overview of the history from pioneering days right up to closure in 20017 - including the commanding officers, RSM, badges and insignia, and achievements during two Boer wars and during the Border...

Pilgrim Days: From Vietnam to the SAS - Alastair MacKenzie

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If there was ever anyone who went a little further, a little beyond, it was Alastair MacKenzie. In a career spanning 30 years, MacKenzie served uniquely with the New Zealand Army in Vietnam, the British Parachute Regiment, the British Special Air Service (SAS), the South African Defence Force's famed ParaBats, the Sultan of Oman's Special Forces and a host of...

Pionne - Bertie Cloete

R 160.00

'n Roerende verhaal wat ’n mens weer hoop gee vir ons land en die mensdom.  Bertie Cloete se herinneringe aan sy dae as dienspligtige van die Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag op die Suidwes (Namibië) grens, en die ongelooflike sameloop van omstandighede wat sy pad ’n kwarteeu later laat kruis het met die Swapo seuntjie wat sy makker se lewe probeer red het....

Pirates of 24: A Pictorial Tribute to the Buccaneer S Mk50

R 695.00

A pictorial tribute to the Buccaneer S Mk50, compiled by Johan Conradie and members of 24 Squadron SAAF. Foreword by Lt Gen Mike Muller. The Buccaneer was the best aircraft in the SAAF inventory in terms of an African Bush War according to Brig-Gen Dick Lord. The Buccaneer era started on 25th May 1965 when Cmdt Bob Rogers and Maj...

Platoon 3 - Tim Ramsden

R 350.00

“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...

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

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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...

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...

Punt Van Die Dolk: Verhale Van Recce Kleinspan-Operasies - Peet Coetzee

R 295.00

Peet Coetzee het in Voortrekkerhoogte groot geword en drie en dertig jaar as Staande Mag lid in die ou Suid-Afrikaanse weermag gedien. Met sy vorige twee boeke, “Special Forces Jam Stealer” en “Ons vergeet nie”, het Coetzee reeds die reputasie verwerf as die skrywer van aangrypende oorlogsmemoirs wat ‘n ryklik geïllustreerde en omvattende blik bied op die grensoorlog. Hierdie boek...

Ratel: The Making of a Legend (2 Volume Bookset)

R 750.00

This two-volume book covers the history of the Ratel from the requirement for an ICV for the SA Army in the late 1960s and early 1970s through to the development, production and deployment of Ratel and to its final major combat operation of the Border War in 1989.   The book is about Ratel, not about the Border War; although, obviously,...

Ratels Aan Die Lomba - Die Storie Van Charlie-Eskadron - Leopold Scholtz

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Op 3 Oktober 1987 het Charlie-eskadron – die ystervuis van 61 Gemeganiseerde Bataljongroep – die kritieke geveg tussen die Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag en die Angolese magte op die Lombarivier in die suide van Angola gelei. Dié boek plaas die leser in die midde van die jong dienspligtiges wat na die Grensoorlog weggevoer is om hierdie geveg te gaan voer.  Langs die...

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

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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...

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...

RECCE: Kleinspan Operasies agter Vyandelike Linies - Koos Stadler

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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,...

RECCE: Small Team Missions Behind Enemy Lines - Koos Stadler

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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,...

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...

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...

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

R 220.00

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...

Sakkie Marais: Legende van 1 Valskerm Bataljon

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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...

Salute the Eagle: My experiences as a Parabat in Angola – Kevin Vos

R 250.00

"This is my story; from the time when I was conscripted as a schoolboy into the army at age seventeen." This story is fact and not fiction. It is not a historical account written in the first person, it is written as a novel giving insight into the small talk, the joys and the challenges of army life; culminating in...

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

R 280.00

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

R 550.00

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...

SIGNAL UNITS Of The South African Corps Of Signals And Related Signal Services - Walter Volker

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The book, entitled ‘Signal Units Of The South Africa Corps Of Signals And Related Signal Services’ represents one of the most comprehensive collection of regimental and unit histories ever published in one volume in South Africa. It is also the first time that the histories of many of the signal regiments and other units will be published and available to...

SILVER FALCONS: 40 Years - Winston Brent

R 300.00

African Aviation Series No. 22  SILVER FALCONS - 40 Years  The year 2007 was the 40th anniversary of the Silver Falcons, and it was only fitting to bring out this publication to commemorate the occasion. The author requested each of the surviving leaders to contribute a short synopsis covering his term as leader and many responded unselfishly. They highlighted their...

Smokeshell: Memories of a Secret War - Brian Davey

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An up close and personal look at the war in Angola. Written by a conscript who didn't really want to be there, but was drawn into the war machine of the SADF. There are funny stories, confronting incidents and very real view of what it was like to drive a Ratel 90 into an enemy camp and return alive. Paperback,...

Soldaat en Mens - Generaal Georg Meiring

R 395.00

Generaal Georg Meiring vertel sy verhaal in sy eie taal met humor en skroom nie om die waarheid, soms ten koste van homself, uit te lap nie. As ‘n plaasseun uit die Oos-Vrystaat is hy deur vele gebeure, wat hom dikwels gedwing het om homself te “herontwerp”, in slegs 14 jaar van ‘n kaptein tot ‘n generaal gevorm, om as...

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

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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+

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 ARMOURED VEHICLES: A History of Innovation and Excellence - Dr Dewald Venter

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AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 49 SOUTH AFRICAN ARMOURED VEHICLES: A History of Innovation and Excellence During the Cold War, Africa became a prime location for proxy wars between the East and the West. Against the backdrop of a steep rise in liberation movements backed by Eastern Bloc communist countries such as Cuba and the Soviet Union, southern Africa saw one of the most...

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

R 275.00

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

R 200.00

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...

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

R 180.00

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

R 500.00

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...

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

R 275.00

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...

Sweeping Circles in the Sky - Tom Cockbain

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African Aviation Series No. 14.  Better known as Maj-Gen. TGE Cockbain (Retired), this is a must for current and ex-SAAF members! The first five chapters cover his personal biography and the next eleven chapters cover the history of the postwar SAAF radar system. Tom Cockbain is widely regarded as the “father” of the SAAF postwar radar system and he covers...

Tale Gunner: The lighter side of South African military life - A.J. Brooks

R 150.00

Nothing quite beats that rawness of military humour. It’s the same the world over. This hilarious collection of South African military anecdotes will—for the less sensitive reader—have you doubled up with mirth. Here’s a taster … … If that is what it feels like to be blown to smithereens, then it’s not too bad. The noise of the explosion was horrendous...

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

R 450.00

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 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 Battle of Savate: 32 Battalion's Greatest Operation - Piet Nortje

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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...

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 Black Beret: The History Of South Africa's Armoured Forces Volume 1 - Beginnings To The Invasion Of Madagascar 1942 (SIGNED)

R 1,250.00

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 Black Beret: The History Of South Africa's Armoured Forces Volume 2: The Italian Campaign 1943-45 and Post-War South Africa 1946-1961

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Volume 2 of The Black Beret picks up where the previous volume left off, describing the bowing out of the South African Tank Corps, the formation of 6th South African Armoured Division and its subsequent campaign in Italy. Its exploits in Italy are recounted in detail, from its blooding at Cassino, the pursuit to Rome, the hard fight to breach...

The Chopper Boys: Helicopter Warfare In Africa - Al J. Venter

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Few military strategists have been prepared to concede the extraordinary role helicopter gunships have played in many African conflicts during the course of the past half-century. Mali’s government was on the verge of collapse following a largely al-Qaeda-backed invasion of the country when the French went in, early 2013. Three weeks later they had battled all the way up to...

The Covert War: Koevoet Operations, Namibia 1979-1989 - Peter Stiff

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The Covert War is compelling reading. In 1978 the counter-insurgency war on the Angolan/SWA Namibian border was going badly for the South Africans. Externally the SADF was in control, but internally SWAPO was gaining the upper hand. The SAP Commissioner and SADF Chief met to find a solution. They decided to form a joint 5-Recce Commando/Security Branch organisation on the...

The Fading Light - John Gartner

R 495.00

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...

The Hidden Thread: Russia & South Africa in the Soviet Era - Irina Filatova & Apollon Davidson

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The Hidden Thread is a journey of revelation about the relationship between Soviet Russia and South Africa, hidden for most of its length. The story is told with insight and depth by Irina Filatova and Apollon Davidson, who have had a decades long association researching and writing on Russian and South African politics and history. This insightful work follows the...

The Jungle Fighter - Peter Ekandjo

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The “Jungle Fighter” is a refreshing, revealing portrait of the life of PETER EKANDJO. It traces his history, from a village boy and battle tested fighter to a lone clandestine operative inside Namibia. It is a refreshing autobiography of a gallant people’s Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) fighter, who spent seven years operating inside Namibia. Five years were spent engaging...

The Last Hot Battle Of The Cold War: South Africa vs. Cuba in the Angolan Civil War - Peter Polack

R 300.00

As the Soviet Union teetered on the edge of collapse during the late 1980s, and America prepared to claim its victory, a bloody war still raged in Southern Africa, where proxy forces from both sides vied for control of Angola. The result was the largest battle on the dark continent since Al Alamein, with forces from both sides paying in...

The Last of Africa's Cold War Conflicts - Al J. Venter

R 600.00

Portugal was the first European country to colonise Africa. It was also the last to leave, almost five centuries later. During the course of what Lisbon called its “civilizing mission in Africa” the Portuguese weathered numerous insurrections, but none as severe as the guerrilla war first launched in Angola in 1961 and two years later in Portuguese Guinea. While Angola...

THE RWANDAN PATRIOTIC FRONT 1990-1994

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 24 THE RWANDAN PATRIOTIC FRONT 1990-1994 On 1 October 1990, hundreds of Banyarawanda militants that served with the Ugandan Army deserted their posts to form the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) and invade Rwanda. Thus began the Rwandan Civil War, which was to culminate in the famous genocide of nearly one million of Tutsi and moderate Hutus, in...

The SADF and Cuito Cuanavale: A Tactical and Strategic Analysis - Leopold Scholtz

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“A shooting war is often followed by a second war. This war is not fought with bullets or artillery shells, not with tanks or bombers, but rather with words. The war is, in effect, fought again on paper.”  In 1987–1988 the dusty Angolan town of Cuito Cuanavale was the backdrop for the final battles of the Border War. Ever since...

The SADF in the Border War 1966-1989 - Leopold Scholtz

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The SADF in the Border War offers the first comprehensive analysis of the South African Defence Force’s role in the Border War in Namibia and Angola since the end of this conflict in 1989. It investigates the causes of the Border War and follows its progress and escalation in the 1980s. It also considers the broader international context against which...

The Silent War: South African Recce Operations 1969 To 1994 - Peter Stiff

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A look at South African military operations during the apartheid years. It deals with all the top secret raids by Special Forces into surrounding African states, the political dynamics which led to them and the turbulent history of the times. This account tells not only the story of South Africa's Special Forces, it has also been described as the most...

The South African Police Special Task Force: An Operator's Perspective - Shane Willard (SOFTCOVER)

R 450.00

"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...

The Tank Book: The Definitive Visual History of Armoured Vehicles

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From the birth of the tank to unmanned vehicles and the tanks of the future, The Tank Book offers a truly definitive look at over 400 different tanks, produced in association with The Tank Museum. Take an up-close look at British, US, Russian, and French tanks, meet key designers such as Mikhail Koshkin and Sir William Tritton, and understand the...

The Tempered Sword (SIGNED) - Col. Jan Breytenbach VRD, SD, SM, MMM

R 5,000.00

The Tempered Sword, Colonel Jan Breytenbach's 2011 published book, is aptly sub-titled "Forged in Battle revisited; Operation Savannah and the birth of 32Bn". This fascinating account takes the reader back to the period before the launch of Operation Savannah in 1975, through this epic campaign in South Africa's military history, to 1976, when South African soldiers withdrew from Angola and the...

The Terrible Ones: The Complete History Of 32 Battalion (Volumes 1 & 2) - Piet Nortje

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The soldiers of 32 Battalion were so feared by their enemies that they were called ‘the terrible ones’. This comprehensive two-volume work covers in detail the unit’s 117 documented military operations from 1976 to 1993. Nortje explains how the operations were planned and executed, what went wrong, what went right, and what the outcomes were. It also goes back to...

The Volunteers' Army - Peter Ekandjo

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The “Volunteers’ Army” is a book written by a veteran of the liberation struggle who spent 12 years fighting the colonial troops inside Namibia as member of the People Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN).  The book chronicling the history of the People’s Liberation Army (PLAN), the then SWAPO of Namibia military Wing, from its initiation, growth to becoming a matured...

To The Bush And Back: A Story About The Last Phase Of The South African Border War As Experienced By A Junior Officer Of 32 Battalion - Nico Van Der Walt

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There was a time when the world was still embroiled in the Cold War and when the communist threat was a reality for many South Africans. That was a time when the phrase “going-to-the-bush” had a meaning of its own and when many a South African conscript was obliged to do his “tour” on the Namibian border. This book tells...

Total Onslaught: War and Revolution in Southern Africa (1945-2018) - Paul Moorcraft

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The end of the Second World War may have heralded peace in Europe but conflicts in Southern Africa were about to begin. The imperial powers were weakened by the cost of war and a string of wars challenged colonial rule in countries such as Namibia, Angola and Rhodesia. Once independence was achieved, civil wars between rival factions unfamiliar with democratic...

Troepie Snapshots: A Pictorial Recollection Of The South African Border War - Cameron Blake

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A photographic slice of conscript life in the South African Defence Force This pictorial is a compilation of images obtained by the author while working on his first book-an oral history of pre-1994 South African Defence Force national service. It was illegal to take photos; however, there were inevitably those conscripts who ignored the rules, aiming their cheap, disposable cameras...

Vang 'n Boer: Die Stryd Tussen Boer En Ovambo - Dr LJ Bothma

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Vang 'n Boer: Die stryd tussen Boer en Ovambo, is die verhaal van twee volke waarvan die paaie meer as 80 jaar voor die Grensoorlog (1966 tot 1989) die eerste maal gekruis het. Die boek gee nuwe perspektiewe op 'n oorlog wat tot dusver binne die konteks van ideologie (Apartheid en Kommunisme) verstaan is. 'n Komplekse historiese proses wat die...

VRYVAL - Frans du Randt & Koos Moorcroft

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Philip van Zyl is ‘n normale en gewone boerseun, wat op die platteland grootgeword het. ‘n Talentvolle jong man wat vroeg op skool reeds, sy leierseienskappe openbaar het. Ook ‘n uiters talentvolle rugbyspeler. Na matriek het hy verskeie opsies gehad, maar op aandrang van sy pa het hy gaan studeer. Dit het nie gewerk nie. Twee jaar later het hy...