"Mad Mike"Hoare: The Legend - Chris Hoare

R 395.00

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 Spook's Progress: From Making War to Making Peace - Maritz Spaarwater

R 380.00

From the 1960's, Maritz Spaarwater was an intelligence agent for the South African government, first for Military Intelligence and later for National Intelligence. In the late 1980's, he was among the first to start official discussions overseas with the exiled leadership of the ANC, and he became involved in the negotiations that led to the 1994 election. This is his...

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

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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

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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

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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

R 355.00

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...

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

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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...

BIAFRA'S WAR 1967-1970: A Tribal Conflict In Nigeria That Left A Million Dead - Al J Venter

R 630.00

Almost half a century has passed since the Nigerian Civil War ended. But memories die hard, because a million or more people perished in that internecine struggle, the majority women and children, who were starved to death. Biafra’s war was modern Africa’s first extended conflict. It lasted almost three years and was based largely on ethnic, by inference, tribal grounds....

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

R 555.00

“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 780.00

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

R 280.00

‘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

R 240.00

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...

BULALA: A True Story of South Africa - Cuan Elgin

R 260.00

"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...

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...

Communistisation Of The ANC - Gerard Ludi

R 330.00

Gerard Ludi was recruited by SA Intelligence to infiltrate the Communist Party which had gone underground after it was banned in 1950. It was still active, financed by and working under the directions of Moscow with the aim of turning South Africa into a Marxist state. Marxists had been fomenting and organising labour unrest in South Africa since the early...

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...

Counterinsurgency In Africa: The Portuguese Way Of War 1961-74 - John P. Cann

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Portugal was the first colonial power to arrive in Africa and the last to leave. As other European states were granting independence to their African possessions, Portugal chose to stay and fight despite the small odds of success. That it did so successfully for thirteen years across the three fronts of Angola, Guine' and Mozambique remains a remarkable achievement, particularly...

Dances with Devils: A Journalist's Search for Truth - Jacques Pauw

R 275.00

For more than a decade, Jacques Pauw has traversed his native continent in pursuit of warlords and drug traffickers, child soldiers and charlatans, adventure and anarchy. What he found was a rich array of personalities and a panoply of stories, ranging from the profoundly tragic to the intensely personal. Pauw’s stories range from South Africa to Rwanda, from Sierra Leone...

Daniel Roxo: The Phantom of the Forest - Stephen Dunkley

R 275.00

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...

De La Rey: 'n Stryd Vir Vryheid - AWG Raath

R 480.00

Genl. J.H. de la Rey se gedenkskrifte oor die Anglo-Boereoorlog was nie net kripties nie – hy het dit nooit voltooi nie! Hy was ’n man van min woorde, wat annotering noodsaaklik maak indien ’n boek oor sy herinneringe geskryf sou word. Maar selfs annotering slaag nie ten volle daarin om die optrede van die generaal en die verloop van...

Die Groot Trek: Ongesensor: Verlos van Britse Heerskappy: Eksodus van die Boere uit die Kaapkolonie, 1836 - Robin Binckes & Adri Kotze

R 350.00

In die vroeë beplanningsfase van die Vryheidspark was Robin Binckes 'n lid van die subkomitee oor geskiedenis. Die mate van debatvoering en bespreking - meestal heftig - het Binckes verstom.  So te sê elke bespreking is uit presies die teenoorgestelde siening vertolk. Een van die mees omstrede onderwerpe was die Groot Trek, die Boere se eksodus uit die Kaapkolonie in...

Die Lang Generaal - Die duistere politieke sluipmoorde van die ou Suid Afrika - Alan D. Elsdon

R 280.00

Generaal Lang Hendrik van den Bergh, oud-hoof van die Veiligheidspolisie en hoof van BOSS, was vir baie die mees gevreesde man in apartheid-era Suid-Afrika. Selfs internasionaal was hy 'n gerekende figuur onder Koue Oorlog-spioene. Hierdie boek deur 'n oud-veiligheidspolisieman, verbind hom met die moorde van HF Verwoerd,Steve Biko, Dr Robert Smit en sy vrou, professor Johan Heyns en andere. Vir...

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

R 555.00

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...

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...

FIREARMS: Developed and Manufactured in Southern Africa 1949 - 2000

R 1,250.00

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...

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...

Four-War Boer: The Century And Life Of Pieter Arnoldus Krueler

R 300.00

The amazing life of Pieter Krueler (1885-1986) provides a window into a full century of conflict such as one man rarely experiences. Four-War Boer traces Krueler's highly colorful life from the Second Boer War, where he first served as a 14-year-old scout, through his service in World War I with the German army in East Africa, to the Spanish Civil...

From Addis To The Aosta Valley: A South African In The North African And Italian Campaigns 1940–1945 - Keith Ford

R 260.00

Based on the author’s diaries, From Addis to the Aosta Valley is the account of Keith Ford’s service in the Second World War from 1940–1945. As a gunner, he was deployed ‘up north’ to East Africa and experienced his first taste of action with the 1st South African Division during the invasion of Italian Somaliland; thereafter he was involved in...

Geheime Revolusie: Memoires van ’n Spioenbaas - Neil Barnard

R 325.00

In the sinister world of spies few rules apply and everything is allowed in the name of state security – even talking to your Enemy No. 1.And this is exactly what Niël Barnard did in the late 1980's as head of the National Intelligence Service. On instruction of PW Botha he started talking to Nelson Mandela in secret about the...

HOLD AT ALL COSTS! The Epic Battle Of Delville Wood 1916 – Ian Uys

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Delville Wood in the Somme was the most famous battle ever fought by South Africans. Through this action other nations learnt to respect the fighting qualities of the men from the fledgling Union of South Africa. Erstwhile foes, Boer and Briton, fought shoulder to shoulder against the pride of the German Army. They withstood waves of attacking infantrymen; were subjected...

I won't be home next Summer - Ron Selley & Karen Cocks

R 195.00

Ronnie Selley, a South African from rural Natal, joined the RAF on a short-service commission in 1937, considered the Golden Age of aviation. During these glory years of Howard Hughes and Amelia Earhart few guessed at the brewing storm and dark days to come. After completing his training on antiquated First World War aircraft, Selley was posted to 220 Squadron...

In The Heart Of The Whore: The Story Of Apartheid's Death Squads - Jacques Pauw

R 280.00

The ongoing assassinations of anti-apartheid activists led to rumours that some kind of third force must be responsible. The South African government flatly denied any involvement. All investigations of the matter were met with stony silence.  The first crack in the wall came with the publication by the Vrye Weekblad newspaper of the extraordinary story of Dirk Coetzee, former Security...

In the Kill Zone - Neil Reynolds

R 280.00

When Neil Reynolds was first asked whether he'd like to work in Iraq as a private military contractor, he didn't even know where it was on the map. But he would quickly learn the lay of the land and what it entails working in one of the world's most violent conflict zones. When he left for the Middle East at...

In the Name of the People: Angola's Forgotten Massacre - Lara Pawson

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On 27 May 1977, a small demonstration against the MPLA, the ruling party of Angola – led to the slaughter of thousands, if not tens of thousands, of people. The protestors were supporters of the MPLA, however the ruling elite feared this new 'factionalism' might lead to a coup d'état. The events of May 1977 are little talked of in...

Inside Quatro: Uncovering The Exile History Of The ANC And Swapo - Paul Trewhala

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Concentrating on parts of the exile history of the African National Congress (ANC) and the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) that both organizations would prefer to forget, these first-hand accounts describe the human rights abuses in Quatro prison camp that led to the mutiny in Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) in Angola in 1984. The articles cover the SWAPO "spy drama" of the 1970's...

INTO THE HEART OF DARKNESS: Confessions of Apartheid's Assassins - Jacques Pauw

R 300.00

Jacques Pauw has been an investigative journalist for more than three decades. Before the phenomenal success of The President’s Keepers, he spent years tracking down apartheid death squads. Into the Heart of Darkness, first released in 1997, was the result of this work. Despite official denials and cover-ups, the rumours of apartheid’s death squads have now been proved to be all too real....

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...

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...

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

R 280.00

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...

Land of Sorrow: 20 years of farm attacks in South Africa - Dr. Dirk Hermann & General Chris van Zyl

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Land of Sorrow relates the events surrounding more than 2 610 farm attacks that took place over the period 1990 to 2010. The book is intended to convey the severe scope of attacks on farmers and their families and farm workers. The content is based on a comprehensive register of farm attacks that the Transvaal Agricultural Union has kept since...

Lord Chelmsford and the Zulu War - The Hon. Gerald French D.S.O

R 460.00

The Anglo-Zulu war of 1879 was perhaps subjected to much controversy as a result of the epic Zulu victory at the battle of Isandlwana.  Lord Chelmsford, the General Officer commanding the invasion force during the war, sustained severe criticism from both journalists and parliament following his actions and conduct at Isandlwana. In 1939 and on the sixtieth anniversary of the...

Memories at Low Altitude: The Autobiography of a Mozambican Security Chief - Jacinto Veloso

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A story of war and peace in Mozambique and beyond, Memories at Low Altitude spans four decades of southern African history, from the point of view of one of its main protagonists. Jacinto Veloso participated in the Mozambican liberation struggle and served in Samora Machel’s cabinet after independence, when the region was dominated by civil war and the conflict between...