KATANGA: 1960-63 - Christopher Othen

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The first full account of an African secession that introduced the modern mercenary—and killed the head of the United NationsIn King Leopold II's infamous Congo "Free" State at the turn of the century, severed hands became a form of currency. But the Belgians don't seem to have a sense of historical shame, as they connived for an independent Katanga state...

Kill the Boer: Government complicity in South Africa’s brutal farm murders - Ernst Roets

R 350.00

Kill the Boer: Government complicity in South Africa’s brutal farm murders by the activist, attorney and deputy CEO of the civil rights organisation AfriForum, Ernst Roets, lays bare the brutal reality of farm attacks in South Africa. Among other things it investigates the level of complicity in the crisis by the South African government. The book reveals accounts of direct involvement...

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...

KITCHENER: The Man Not The Myth - Anne Samson

R 600.00

In contrast to the existing biographies which treat Kitchener as British, the author of Kitchener: The Man, considers him an outsider within the British establishment. Of his 64 years, a mere 11, and those not consecutive, were spent in England. He learned from those around him, ways that were not always understood and appreciated by those educated in England. Using...

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

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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...

Long Range Desert Group: Behind Enemy Lines in North Africa - WB Kennedy Shaw

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During the two-and-a-half years' fighting in the Western Desert of North Africa, which began with the Italian declaration of war in June 1940 and ended in 1943, the Long Range Desert Group became the acknowledged master of the vast desert.This small, highly mobile force was engaged in daring exploits and reconnaissance far behind the enemy's lines. Emerging suddenly from the...

MALICE AFORETHOUGHT: A History of Booby Traps from the First World War to Vietnam - Ian Jones

R 450.00

Malice Aforethought traces the design, deployment and effectiveness of booby traps throughout both world wars to the Vietnam War. Expertly and compellingly written, this study is a tribute to the brave men who risked their lives daily to neutralise the booby traps laid in the dimly lit dugouts of the Western Front, on the beaches of Normandy, or in the...

MAU MAU REBELLION: The Emergency in Kenya 1952-1956 - Nick van der Bijl

R 500.00

In The Mau Mau Rebellion, the author describes the background to and the course of a short but brutal late colonial campaign in Kenya. The Mau Mau, a violent and secretive Kikuyu society, aimed to restore the proud tribe’s pre-colonial superiority and rule. The 1940s saw initial targeting of Africans working for the colonial government and by 1952 the situation...

MEN OF THE MENDI: South Africa's Forgotten Heroes of World War 1 - Brenda Shepherd

R 280.00

This is the story of the sinking of the SS Mendi during WW1, the bravery of the men on board and the ensuing inquiry conducted by the Board of Trade in London. The story follows the small band of survivors to France where they complete their tour of duty. The First World War rages in Europe, it is a white...

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...

Mozambican Civil War: Marxist–Apartheid Proxy, 1977–1992 - Stephen Emerson

R 395.00

As the Cold War raged on in the 1970s and 1980s, much of southern Africa, from Angola to Mozambique, became caught up in the superpower competition as local and regional proxies for both Moscow and Washington fought it out on the battlefield. Thus, the struggle to determine the future of a newly independent Mozambique was shaped by multiple factors beyond...

Mozambique Hell Run: Trucking Tales of the War - Miguel A. Mitras

R 230.00

An unforgettable memoir about driving through Africa’s most treacherous roads during the Mozambican civil war. They called it the ‘Hell Run’. Miguel Mitras weaves a story of friendships, human vulnerability and navigating through emotions that come at you. In this candid account of trucking through Mozambique in 1991, you might even find a little laugh bubbling out as you read...

My Cryptic Life - Donald Els Alanby

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Ever wondered what it was really like in the SA police during the “Apartheid Era”? Find out by walking in the daily footsteps of a young policeman on the borders of “Rhodesia”, in Uniform, as a Detective, in the “Drug Squad” and eventually the secretive and notorious Security Branch. Cross swords with members of “Koevoet” and discover hidden agendas in...

No Easy Battle - Captain Wanda Zondi

R 225.00

No Easy Battle: How I Overcame Extreme Obstacles to Achieve My Dream, the battle may not be easy, but it's worth it.  Wanda Zondi was born on 14 April 1984 in the rural areas of Mhlanga village in the small district of Libode in Eastern Cape. Having grown up under extreme poverty, he had to dig deep within in order...

On Laughter-Silvered Wings: The Story of Lt. Col. E.T (Ted) Strever D.F.C - Gail Strever – Morkel

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This is the thoroughly researched account of the life and times of a South African WW2 pilot, the author's father, Ted. It is highly personal, drawing on family history and changing lifestyles as the central figure fights his way through a series of experiences, flying coastal strike missions in the Mediterranean and North Africa, then in the Far East against the...

OPERATION BARBAROSSA AND THE EASTERN FRONT 1941 - Michael Olive & Robert Edwards

R 475.00

“Operation Barbarossa and the Eastern Front 1941” is an illustrated record of the German Invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. Across a stretch of land of over 1800 miles long, over 4.5 million troops from the Axis powers marched to deliver what they thought would be a resounding blow to Soviet power in what was and still is the...

Panzer Ace: The Memoirs of an Iron Cross Panzer Commander from Barbarossa to Normandy

R 600.00

Richard Freiherr von Rosen was a highly-decorated Wehrmacht soldier and outstanding panzer commander. His memoirs are richly illustrated with contemporary photographs, including key confrontations of World War II.After serving as a gunlayer on a Pz.Mk.III during Barbarossa, he led a Company of Tigers at Kursk. Later he led a company of King Tiger panzers at Normandy and in late 1944...

People's War: New Light On The Struggle For South Africa - Anthea Jeffery

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Twenty-five years have passed since South Africans were being shot, hacked or burned to death in political conflict. The memory of the trauma has faded where some 20 500 people were killed between 1984 and 1994. Conventional wisdom claims that they died at the hands of a state-backed Third Force. The more accurate explanation is that they died as a...

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...

Portugal's War In Angola: 1961-1974 - WS van der Waals

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On 4 February 1961, the day regarded by the MPLA as the start of its national revolution, the storm broke. Taken unawares by the shock of the uprisings in Angola, and the subsequent bloody Bacongo insurrection on 15 March 1961, Portugal was to plunge its armed forces, untested since World War I, into an urgent counteroffensive. In January 1961, Angola,...

Punt Van Die Swaard - Dr LJ Bothma

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Charles Oertel bevind hom in 'n netelige posisie. Hy is 'n skatryk Vrystaatse boer en het sentimente jeens beide magte wat tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog slaags raak. Bothma se noukeurige navorsing oor hierdie invloedryke man en sy nasate se lotgevalle tydens en na die oorlog bevestig geboekstaafde kennis maar bied ook nuwe inligting. Daarbenewens is dit 'n boeiende menslike verhaal wat...

Really Inside BOSS: A Tale of South Africa's Late Intelligence Service (and Something about the CIA)

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REALLY INSIDE BOSS: A Tale of South Africa’s late Intelligence Service (And Something about the CIA) – PC Swanepoel Authors Foreword: “This book was initially conceived of as nothing else but a commentary on James Sanders' APARTHEIDS’ FRIENDS – THE RISE AND FALL OF SOUTH AFRICA'S SECRET SERVICE which appeared in 2006. Its name was suggested by INSIDE BOSS, a...

Rebelspoor: Die Aanloop, Verloop en Afloop van die Boereopstand van 1914 - 15 - Dr LJ Bothma

R 375.00

Dit was die Afrikaner se bitterste uur toe die bittereinders van die Anglo-Boereoorlog mekaar twaalf jaar later die stryd aansê: Aan die een kant die regeringsmagte (Kakies) van premier Louis Botha en sy minister van verdediging, Jan Smuts -- aan die ander kant die rebelliekommando's (Boere) van kommandant-generaals Christiaan de Wet en Christiaan Beyers. Na 'n paar maande was alles...

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...

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