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Inside The Foreign Legion - John Parker ***eBook, 310 pages***

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The thought of escaping from the pressures of life leads many anguished young men towards the Foreign Legion. The rose-tinted vision of Beau Geste Overrides the truth -- that life in the so-called Army of Strangers is no picnic. The brutality of its training regime and the horror stories of its ruthless NCO's have been told by the thousands who...

Field Manual: Intelligence & Electronic Warfare Operations ***eBook, 325 pages***

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Intelligence and electronic warfare (IEW) support is critical to the success of the divisional brigades and battalions conduct of close operations. Commanders at these tactical echelons require accurate intelligence to plan the battle and timely combat information to win it. Counterintelligence (CI) support to battlefield deception and operations security (OPSEC) ensures the critical element of surprise and helps sustain the...

Field Manual: Counter Intelligence ***eBook, 230 pages***

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This manual provides guidance to commanders, Counterintelligence agents and analysts. Author: Department of the Army, USA - October 1995 230 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.     

Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook ***eBook, 723 pages***

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Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook, 2001, is the first edition of a comprehensive medical reference resource designed for Special Operations Forces (SOF) medics. This “single-source” reference provides many revolutionary approaches to accessing medical information, such as a treatment hierarchy based on available medical resources and mission circumstances commonly facing the SOF Medic. The Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook is an...

The Things They Cannot Say ***eBook, 163 pages***

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Stories soldiers won't tell you about what they've seen, done or failed to do in war. Author: Kevin Sites 163 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.     

Catalogue for Badges & Insignia in the SADF (1970) ***eBook, 74 pages***

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This catalogue was prepared to assist Depots & Units in the correct identifying of Badges & Insignia of the SADF. Compiled June 1970. 74 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.       

PROJECT COAST: Apartheid's Chemical and Biological Warfare Programme ***eBook, 300 pages***

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In the early 1990's, acknowledging publicly and dismantling its nuclear weapons programme gave South Africa a moral lead in the prevention of nuclear weapons proliferation and in pursuit of global nuclear disarmament. Perhaps in much the same way, the revelations over its covert chemical and biological weapons (CBW) programme and the transparency with which the government has dealt with them,...

ARMOUR: Materials, Theory & Design ***eBook, 374 pages***

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As long as conflict exists in the world, protection technologies will always be in demand. Armour: Materials, Theory, and Design describe the existing and emerging protection technologies that are currently driving the latest advances in armour systems. This book explains the theory, applications, and material science aspects of modern amour design as they are used in relation to vehicles, ships,...

THE CUBAN INTERVENTION IN ANGOLA, 1965 - 1991 ***eBook, 370 pages***

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In January 1965 Cuba formed an alliance with the Angolan MPLA which evolved into the flagship of its global ‘internationalist’ mission, spawning the military intervention of November 1975 and Cuba’s fifteen-year occupation of Angola. This book examines why a Caribbean country sent nearly half-a-million of its citizens to fight in Angola, and how a short-term intervention escalated into a lengthy...

Rhodesia Accuses ***eBook, 170 pages***

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"In these pages I ask you - the people of the United Kingdom, you people of the older dominions, you people of the United States, you people of Europe - and the respective governments of each of you..........are you not, perhaps, even as I write, now guilty of and contemplating yet, the perpetration of that final treason, the unconscious furthering...

DIRTY WORK: The CIA in Africa ***eBook, 273 pages***

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Dirty Work: The CIA in Africa The CIA in Africa is as much about the United States as about Africa. Today the Continent is vital to the West economically - oil for the US from Libya and Nigeria, uranium for Britain from Namibia, huge American and EEC investments in South Africa, Kenya and elsewhere Few people realize how interested Western...

50 Guns That Changed The World ***eBook, 177 pages***

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Iconic firearms that altered the course of history. Author: Robert A. Sadowski 177 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.     

Encyclopedia of Terrorism ***eBook, 893 pages***

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In recent decades, terrorism has evolved: the motivation to commit terrorist acts in the 21st century is just as likely to be religious or ideological as political. Additionally, modern terrorist organizations are more diffuse and are operating across national boundaries; and the methods have become more violent, with larger numbers of casualties and with little or no regard for civilian...

Field Manual: Air Cavalry Combat Brigade ***eBook, 155 pages***

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The Air Cavalry Combat Brigade (ACCB) is organized primarily as a highly mobile force to destroy tanks and other armored vehicles. In describing how the ACCB fights, this manual will discuss employment of attack helicopter battalions and air cavalry squadrons. Author: Department of the Army, USA - August 1982 155 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.     

Field Manual: Mine/Countermine Operations at Company Level ***eBook, 250 pages***

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This manual looks at mines from both sides. It tells you how to use mines as weapons against the enemy. It tells you how to defend ourselves against enemy mines. Author: Department of the Army, USA - November 1976 250 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.     

Field Manual: River Crossing Operations ***eBook, 180 pages***

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This field manual provides tactics and techniques for river crossing operations in the offense and retrograde. Author: Department of the Army, USA - November 1978  180 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.     

Field Manual: Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain ***eBook, 180 pages***

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This manual include all military actions that are planned and conducted on a terrain complex where manmade construction impacts on the tactical options available to the commander. Author: Department of the Army, USA - August 1979 180 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.       

Field Manual: Desert Operations ***eBook, 176 pages***

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The purpose of this manual is to describe how US Army Forces fight in the desert. Conditions will be encountered in the desert that have a profound effect on military operations. Desert operations require, amongst other things, special equipment, special training and acclimatization, and a high degree of self discipline if operations are to be successful. Author: Department of the Army,...

Field Manual: Army Forces in Amphibious Operations ***eBook, 335 pages***

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This field manual is designed to provide guidance for preparations of Army Forces for rapid integration of effort with naval and air forces when they participate, for conduct of an amphibious operation.  Author: Department of the Army, USA - March 1961 335 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.       

Field Manual: M16A1 Rifle and Rifle Marksmanship ***eBook, 182 pages***

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This field manual is designed to provide instructor guidance for presenting instruction, as required, on the 5.56mm M16A1 rifle to include the necessary guidance for conducting basic rifle marksmanship training. Author: Department of the Army, USA - June 1974 182 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.      

SA Army Operator's Training Manual: Machine Gun 7.62mm ***eBook, 217 pages***

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This manual provides the student with all relevant Information which he may require during training for the application and maintenance of the Machine Gun 7,62 mm SS77. 217 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout. File size: 4.03 MB     

Field Manual: Grenades and Pyrotechnic Signals ***eBook, 85 pages***

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This field manual provides guidance for the conduct of training with hand grenades, rifle grenades and ground pyrotechnic signals. Author: Department of the Army, USA - December 1969 85 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout. 

Field Manual: Special Forces Waterborne Operations ***eBook, 107 pages***

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This field manual provides a basic reference for training and employing Special Forces personnel in waterborne operations. It supports the water infiltration and exfiltration tasks identified in the Army Training and Evaluation Program (ARTEP) 31-101 for the USA Airborne Special Forces Group. Author: Department of the Army, USA - September 1982 107 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.     

Field Manual: Airmobile Operations ***eBook, 60 pages***

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This field manual provides doctrinal guidance for planning and executing airmobile operations. Author: Department of the Army, USA - 25 March 1971 60 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.     

Field Manual: Antipersonnel Mine M18A1 and M18 (Claymore) ***eBook, 37 pages***

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This field manual provides guidance for commanders and instructors presenting instruction and training on the functioning, installation and employment of the antipersonnel mine, CLAYMORE Author: Department of the Army, USA - 6 January 1966 37 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.     

Field Manual: Prisoner of War Resistance ***eBook, 113 pages***

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This field manual provides guidance to Army Personnel in applying techniques of resistance to interrogation, indoctrination and exploitation, and in responding to POW management procedures should they become prisoners of war Author: Department of the Army, USA - 30 December 1981. 113 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.     

Che Guevara: Fundamentals Of Guerrilla Warfare ***FREE eBook, 36 pages***

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This paper explores the the underlying circumstances which stimulates populations to engage in revolutionary guerrilla warfare and presents a brief biographical sketch of Guevara's development into a revolutionary leader. Author: Major Jackie K. Clark - USMC 36 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.     

Death in Africa - Fred Bridgeland ***FREE eBook, 50 pages***

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How Jonas Savimbi, leader of an Angolan resistance movement plotted to kill his deputy leader and his family. And how I tried to stop him (Fred Bridgland) Author: Fred Bridgeland 50 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.     

Peacekeeping in Africa ***FREE eBook, 80 pages***

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Peacekeeping in Africa: The Evolving Roles of the African Union and Regional Mechanisms. This academic paper was published in 2010 Editors: Benjamin de Carvalho & Others 80 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.  

SELL-OUT!: The Truth Behind the History of South African Politics ***FREE eBook, 200 pages***

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SELL OUT!! was first published in Afrikaans under the Title VOLKSVERRAAD. The book exploded on the market and caused a stir among the South African politicians. The first edition was sold out within a month. The reason for the success of this book is that for the first time the White South Africans heard the truth about how they had...

SUBMARINE WARFARE: An Illustrated History ***eBook, 145 pages***

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The submarine has revolutionized naval warfare. These underwater vessels, have progressed from crude, steam-driven craft of the American Civil War to silent nuclear submarines which can cruise submerged for months without surfacing, and can carry intercontinental missiles mounting multiple nuclear warheads. “Submarine Warfare” traces the entire history of these vessels, starting with the earliest submersible which were hand-propelled. It was...

WEAPONS & WARFARE: Machine Guns ***eBook, 284 pages***

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Machine Guns: An Illustrated History of Their Impact  The machine gun―often called the killing machine―revolutionized modern ground combat, brought an end to the traditional infantry and cavalry charge, and changed the battlefields of war forever.  Provides technical details on all significant models of machine guns from their introduction in the late 1800's to the present.  Includes a comprehensive reference section...

The influence of the RATEL INFANTRY FIGHTING VEHICLE on mobile warfare in Southern Africa ***FREE eBook, 14 pages***

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This article traces the story of how the author and a number of daring young commanders and soldiers had cast aside military textbooks in developing their own military doctrine for mobile warfare, South African style. It is clear that the Ratel infantry fighting vehicle had wielded huge influence on the development and deployment of doctrine for mobile warfare during the...

Managing Morale On The Battlefield: A Psychological Perspective ***FREE eBook, 23 pages***

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From historical writings to current day, morale has always been regarded as a major determinant of success on the battlefield. The management of morale is thus also important in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for ensuring combat readiness. Numerous studies have been done in the past in various countries to investigate the factors influencing morale. A summary of...

The TRC Final Report ***eBook, 4554 pages***

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SUMMARY OF CONTENTS The report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (the Commission) consists of five volumes, each with a particular focus. It is important to note that, once the Amnesty Committee finishes its work, an additional volume will report on the work of that Committee, based on amnesty hearings conducted and findings made. That volume will also include summaries...

Broken Blue Line - Volume 1 ***FREE eBook, 32 pages***

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The involvement of the South African Police Force in serious and violent crime in South Africa. A research paper by the Unit for Risk Analysis South African Institute of Race Relations (2011) 32 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.

The Cassinga Raid ***FREE eBook, 189 pages***

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In 1978 the SADF carried out an airborne assault on Cassinga in Southern Angola. The South Africans claimed that Cassinga was a key SWAPO military headquarters, training camp and logistic base. SWAPO claimed it was a refugee camp and that the approximately 600 people who died in the attack were innocent civilians. The SADF said it had dealt SWAPO a...

The African Adventure – A Cuban perspective of Air Operations in Angola ***FREE eBook, 49 pages**

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A Cuban perspective of Air Operations in Angola by General Rafael Del Pino, commander of Cuban Air Force in Angola in the 1970′s upto 1978. Written from the pilots’ perspective, Del Pino gives a true account of the chaos that surrounded air operations during the earlier stages of the war in Angola. He also sheds light on the massacre of the...

Operasie Savannah Dagboek Van Kapt. J.A. Laubscher ***FREE eBook, 24 pages**

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The diary of Captain, as he was then, J.A. Laubscher forms the basis of this article. Since the ending of the SADF involvement in Angola, a number of books have been published concerning this conflict. This personal, day by day, account of events as they took place during Operation Savannah, is another chapter in the annals of South African military...

South African Airborne Operations ***FREE eBook, 33 pages***

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Airborne operations entail the delivery of ground troops and their equipment by air to their area of operations. They can also include the subsequent support of these troops and their equipment by air. Historically, and by definition, this would encompass delivery by fixed-wing powered aircraft, by glider, by parachute or by helicopter. Almost any troops can be delivered by most...

The Mad Dogs of War - ***FREE eBook, 9 pages**

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Mercenary soldiering is often portrayed as a glamorous, lucrative business. The reality is very different. In 1976 a large group of mainly British mercenaries traveled to Angola to fight the communist MPLA. Lead by the infamous "Colonel Callan", it was to be a one-way trip for many. Author: Alan Malcher 9 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available...

The AK-47 ***eBook, 81 pages***

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The Kalashnikov AK-47 is the most ubiquitous assault rifle in the world, with more AK-47's and its variants in use than any other individual small arm. Created by Senior Sergeant Mikhail Kalashnikov, and first adopted by the USSR soon after World War II (1939-1945), its production continues to this day, with an estimated 75 million produced worldwide. It is the...

The Saga Of South African POW's In Angola, 1975–82 ***FREE eBook, 41 pages**

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This article narrates the story of nine soldiers captured during and shortly after Operation Savannah, the code-name for the South African Defence Force invasion of Angola in 1975–6. Eight of these soldiers were captured in Angola in three separate incidents by Angolan and/or Cuban forces, whereas the last was abducted from northern Namibia by SWAPO (the South West Africa Peoples’ Organisation). The article...

Pictorial History of the South African Defence Force (1912-1987) ***FREE eBook, 63 pages***

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Geskiedenis van die Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag in beeld (1912-1987) / Pictorial History of the South African Defence Force (1912-1987) - Published in 1987 by MILITARIA, The Official Professional Journal of the SADF  Editor: Major JY Erasmus (1987) 63 Pages, PDF format. Download link will be immediately available after checkout.

The Significance Of The Battle For Cuito Cuanavale: Long-Term Foresight Of The Current Strategic Landscape ***FREE eBook, 18 pages***

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This article deals with the long-term outcomes of the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale in Angola (1987–1988) and the effect of the outcomes on the current strategic landscape in Southern Africa. The crux of the article is to learn about the value of long-term foresight for strategizing in an international context. After a short discussion of the research methodology, the desired long-term outcomes, as perceived...

Operation Askari (A Sub-Commander's Retrospective View Of The Operation) - Brig. R.S. Lord ***FREE eBook, 13 pages***

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By 1983 the war in SWA/Angola had developed a predictable cyclical pattern. The seasonal variations allowed SWAPO to take up the offensive during the summer passage of the Inter-tropical Convergence zone (ITCZ) across Northern South West Africa. The ITCZ is that low pressure belt of unstable moist air, that traverses southwards to the latitude of Rehoboth during late October and...

An Airborne Capability For South Africa From A Special Operations Forces Perspective ***FREE eBook, 23 pages**

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Special Operations Forces (SOF) have received significant emphasis over the last decade, as armed forces require highly trained and rapid deployable forces to deal with asymmetric threats. The South African (SA) Army identified the need for an SOF capability in its long-term strategy, and airborne forces form an important component in its envisioned Contingency Brigade. This article examines the utility...

The SADF and Operation Hooper, Southeast Angola, 12/1987 to 03/1988 ***FREE eBook, 34 pages**

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The South African Defence Force (SADF) supported UNITA during Operation Modular (June to December 1987) to stop an extensive FAPLA offensive, known as Operation Saludando a Octubre (‘Salute October’). FAPLA and its Cuban–Russian allies intended to eliminate the ‘UNITA problem’ once and for all, and they set the conquest of Mavinga and Jamba as their first target. The SADF–UNITA alliance...

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