"Mad Mike"Hoare: The Legend - Chris Hoare

R 450.00

Colonel Mike Hoare led 300 ‘Wild Geese’ across the Congo to crush a communist rebellion, rescue 2000 nuns and priests from barbarity, beat Che Guevara … and become a legend. Of Irish blood, Mike was schooled in England and, during World War 2, was the ‘best bloody soldier in the British Army’. He demobbed as major, qualified in London as...

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...

Adventures in Africa - Mike Hoare

R 375.00

Go with Mike on foot across Basutoland; by motorbike from Cape to Cairo; to sea in a 36-foot ketch; into the Kalahari desert – and more. In the last chapter he describes how he and his wife move to an Eden-like island in the Okavango delta, and the terrible and wonderful events that take place there. Softcover, 217 pages. The book...

AFRICA@WAR 23: Wars and Insurgencies of Uganda 1971-1994

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR 23: Wars and Insurgencies of Uganda 1971-1994 In 1971, Idi Amin Dada, a former officer of the King’s African Rifles and commander of the Ugandan Army, seized power in a military coup in Uganda. Characterised by human rights abuses, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption and gross economic mismanagement, Amin’s rule drove thousands into exile. Amin shifted...

Afrikaners in Angola 1928-1975 - Nicol Stassen

R 350.00

Die gemeenskap van 386-471 Afrikaners wat na 1928 in Angola agtergebly het, is aan die vergetelheid en verwaarlosing oorgelaat en is later as 'n lewende fossiel en slagoffers van hulle eie behoudendheid bestempel. Sommige het wel nog 'n lewe uit gemengde boerdery, transportry en jag probeer maak, dekades nadat hierdie lewenswyse elders uitgesterf het. Vanaf 1958 tot 1963 is die...

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 350.00

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...

Apartheid, Guns and Money - Hennie van Vuuren

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In this thoroughly researched book, Hennie van Vuuren lifts the lid on some of the darkest secrets of apartheid’s economic crimes. The research weaves together material collected in over two dozen archives in eight countries over four years, providing readers with an insight into tens of thousands of pages of newly declassified documents. Interviews with businessmen, politicians, sanctions busters and...

Atrocities, Diamonds and Diplomacy - Peter Penfold

R 400.00

In early 1997 Peter Penfold, arrived in Sierra Leone as the British High Commissioner. This fascinating book describes not just his eventful three year tour but the background and subsequent events that placed this small country at the centre of the world stage.During his tour he found himself as right hand man to the country's beleaguered President Kabbah. Due to...

Black Hawks Rising: The Story of AMISOM's Successful War against Somali Insurgents, 2007-2014

R 500.00

“Black Hawks Rising” tells the story of the formation and deployment of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) in March 2007. Initially confined to peacekeeping within the Mogadishu enclave, it transformed into a peace-making mission. Many - including the author, who predicted the mission was DOA (Dead on Arrival) - gave the mission little chance of success. As a...

Black Vortex: One Man's Journey Into Africa's Wars - Jim Hooper

R 675.00

Jim Hooper's work needs little introduction. His words and photographic images have captured the heart, soul and desperation of Third World conflict for almost three decades. Author of the critically acclaimed Koevoet! and A Hundred Feet Over Hell, Hooper is renowned for his brutal honesty. In this all-new work, he takes a powerful and retrospective look at four of Africa's...

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...

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

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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...

BULALA: A True Story of South Africa - Cuan Elgin

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"BULALA abaTagati" means in Zulu, "Kill the Wizards!" These were the words Zulu king Dingane used in 1838, when ordering his bodyguards to execute the Boer emissaries, shortly after their mutual signing of a land treaty.   The gripping tale of the beginnings of a small, brave, Christian nation born of both extremes of the emotional spectrum: conflict, turmoil, and tragedy as well...

Camels to Cruisers: 100 Years of Police Adventure in the Kalahari - Henry Abbott & Cobus van Zyl

R 350.00

By taking from the past, the authors have successfully recorded the interwoven history of the Kalahari and of the South African Police Service over the past 100 years, in a manner that will captivate the reader. It is evident that many years of thorough research and a profound interest in the subject material, preceded this book. The following well-known description...

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...

Come Back to Portofino: Through Italy with the 6th South African Armoured Division - James Bourhill

R 350.00

Using archival sources and private documents recently unearthed, Come Back to Portofino chronicles the journey taken by volunteers in the 6th South African Armoured Division.  From training camps in Egypt through to the blissful summer of 1945 the ‘Div’ left its mark on towns and villages across Italy. From Monte Cassino to the outskirts of Venice and the River Po the campaign...

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...

Congo Mercenary - Mike Hoare

R 450.00

Col. Mike Hoare tells how he led 5 Commando in three campaigns to put down a communist-backed rebel uprising and restored order to the Congo. He and his swashbucklers freed over 1800 nuns and priests, and they learned from scratch what it meant to be real soldiers. Set in 1964/5 Softcover, 318 pages. The book is newly printed and we sell...

Congo Warriors - Mike Hoare

R 450.00

Col. Mike Hoare’s favourite book consists of 21 short stories, giving new insight into the minds and hearts of adventurers who become mercenary soldiers. It captures the spirit of mercenary soldiering. Softcover, 191 pages. The book is newly printed and we sell it as such.

Curly’s Story - Hugh Gurnell

R 375.00

This book tells the story of the author’s three contracts as a mercenary in the ‘64-‘65 Congo conflict. It is a vivid account of his personal experiences, from his first contract as a raw recruit to his last contract, when he was involved in the formation of the navy on Lake Tanganyika and was the first C.O. Hugh started writing...

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