Dirty War: Rhodesia And Chemical Biological Warfare 1975-1980 - Glenn Cross

R 550.00

Dirty War is the first comprehensive look at the Rhodesia's top secret use of chemical and biological weapons (CBW) during their long counterinsurgency against native African nationalists. Having declared its independence from Great Britain in 1965, the government―made up of European settlers and their descendants―almost immediately faced a growing threat from native African nationalists. In the midst of this long...

War of Intervention in Angola - Volume 3: Angolan and Cuban Air Forces 1975-1985

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 50 War of Intervention in Angola - Volume 3: Angolan and Cuban Air Forces 1975-1985 - Tom Cooper, Adrian Fontanellaz, Jose Augusto Matos Most accounts of the conflict known in the West as the ‘Border War’ barely mention the operations by the FAPA/DAA. A handful of published histories mention two MiG-21s claimed as shot down by Dassault Mirage F.1...

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...

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...

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...

THE LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP: History and Legacy - Lars Gyllenhaal & Karl-Gunnar Norén

R 450.00

The world’s most respected special forces unit, the Special Air Service (SAS), was inspired by another irregular unit, the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) or simply Ghost Patrol. You may now accompany the authors in Ghost Patrol vehicles far, far behind Rommel’s lines. While doing so you will acquire insights into some extreme raids and reconnaissance missions. You will become...

Bush Pig - District Cop: Service with the British South Africa Police in the Rhodesian Conflict 1965-79 - Ivan Smith

R 500.00

This is the story of one man's service in the British South Africa Police of Rhodesia during his service of nearly fifteen years, between the years 1965 and 1979, and in many ways forms a sequel to the author's book Mad Dog Killers. The struggle to keep Rhodesia out of black nationalist hands started in late 1964 and ended with...

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...

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...

Portuguese Commandos: Feared Insurgent Hunters, 1961-1974 (John P Cann)

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 27 Portuguese Commandos: Feared Insurgent Hunters, 1961-1974 (John P Cann) During the 13-year insurgency (1961–74) in Portuguese Africa, more than 800,000 men and women served in the Portuguese armed forces. Of this number, about 9,000 served as commandos (or about 1 percent). Yet their combat losses ― 357 dead, 28 missing in action and 771 wounded ― represented...

FOR GOD AND THE CIA: Cuban Exile Forces in the Congo and Beyond c.1961-1967

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 52 FOR GOD AND THE CIA: Cuban Exile Forces in the Congo and Beyond c.1961-1967 - Stephen Rookes As the United Nations armed forces found themselves struggling to quell a series of armed rebellions, towards the end of 1962 the United States increased its military role in the Congo Crisis by providing the Congolese government with a small air...

OPERATIONS ‘LEOPARD’ AND ‘RED BEAN’ - KOLWEZI 1978 - FRENCH AND BELGIAN INTERVENTION IN ZAIRE

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 32 OPERATIONS ‘LEOPARD’ AND ‘RED BEAN’ - KOLWEZI 1978 - FRENCH AND BELGIAN INTERVENTION IN ZAIRE This book provides a history of the roots of FNLC (Front for the National Liberation of the Congo: ex-Katanga Gendarmerie) in Angola and Zaire, political situation under Mobutu regime, FNLC incursions into Zaire border since 1977 (“Shaba Wars I and II”)...

The Paras: Portugal's First Elite Force (John P Cann)

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 28 THE PARAS: PORTUGAL'S FIRST ELITE FORCE (AFRICA@WAR) Portuguese paratroopers or "paras" began as a stepchild of the army and found a home in the Portuguese Air Force in 1955. Initially, the post-World War Two Portuguese Army seemed to have had mixed emotions about the need for elite, special-purpose forces that operated in small units with the attendant...

THE CIA AND BRITISH MERCENARIES IN ANGOLA, 1975-1976

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 53 THE CIA AND BRITISH MERCENARIES IN ANGOLA, 1975-1976 - Stephen Rookes The 1974 Carnation Revolution came as a blessing for independence movements in Portugal's African colonies: Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea. As had been the case in a number of sub-Saharan countries suddenly finding themselves free of the colonial yoke, the political vacuum left behind by a...

War of Intervention in Angola - Volume 4: Angolan and Cuban Air Forces, 1985-1987

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 54 WAR OF INTERVENTION IN ANGOLA VOLUME 4: Angolan and Cuban Air Forces, 1985-1987 - Tom Cooper, Adrien Fontanellaz, Jose Augusto Matos War of Intervention in Angola, Volume 4, continues the coverage of the operational history of the Angolan Air Force and Air Defence Force (FAPA/DAA) as told by Angolan and Cuban sources, in the period 1985-1987. Many accounts...

THE BIAFRAN ARMY 1967-70 - Phillip S. Jowett

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 47 THE BIAFRAN ARMY 1967-70 - Phillip S. Jowett Synonymous with the starvation that killed almost two million people, Biafra was a parastate that voted to secede from Nigeria in May 1967. Formally recognized by Gabon, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, and Zambia, and supported by France, Israel, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Rhodesia, and even the Vatican, Biafra’s attempt to...

ETHIOPIAN-ERITREAN WARS: VOL 1 - ERITREAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE, 1961-1988

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 29 ETHIOPIAN-ERITREAN WARS, VOLUME 1 - ERITREAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE, 1961-1988 Ethiopia, a country of ancient origins in eastern Africa, has remained a military powerhouse of that continent until the present day. Currently involved in the war in neighbouring Somalia, Ethiopia was also involved in half a dozen of other armed conflicts during the last 60 years....

France In Centrafique: From Bokassa And Operation Barracuda To The Days Of EUFOR (Peter Baxter)

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 36 (Revised Edition) FRANCE IN CENTRAFIQUE France in Centrafrique explores the early colonial and post-colonial history of French Equatorial Africa with a particular emphasis on the role of the Central African Republic in the Second World War and the Free French Movement. One of the key figures to emerge from this period, and a man who would shape...

ETHIOPIAN-ERITREAN WARS: VOL 2 - ERITREAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE, 1988-1991 & BADME WAR, 1998-2001

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 30 ETHIOPIAN-ERITREAN WARS: VOL 2 - ERITREAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE, 1988-1991 & BADME WAR, 1998-2001 Ethiopia, a country of ancient origins in eastern Africa, remains a military powerhouse of that continent until our days. Nowadays involved in the war in neighbouring Somalia, Ethiopia was also involved in half a dozen of other armed conflicts over the last...

RIPE FOR REBELLION: Political and Military Insurgency in the Congo, 1946-1964

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 51 RIPE FOR REBELLION: Political and Military Insurgency in the Congo, 1946-1964 - Stephen Rookes After many years of political struggle, the Belgian Congo was finally granted its independence in June 1960. Becoming the Republic of the Congo (and later the Democratic Republic of the Congo), what was supposed to be a momentous occasion in the country's history...

EIGHTH ARMY VERSUS ROMMEL: Tactics, Training and Operations in North Africa 1940-42 - James Colvin

R 600.00

Eighth Army Versus Rommel is a riveting account of the Desert War from 1940 through Montgomery's celebrated battle of Alamein in 1942. Comprehensively researched and rich in previously unpublished material, it examines the undertrained and underfunded pre-war British Army, contrasting its leadership with its opposite numbers in Germany, and demonstrates how and why Eighth Army had difficulties in its first 18...

THE EYES OF THE DESERT RATS: British Long-Range Reconnaissance Operations in the North African Desert 1940-43 - David Syrett

R 950.00

Made up of members of the Coldstream and Scots Guards, British yeomanry cavalry regiments, New Zealanders, South Africans, and Indian Army men, the Long Range Desert Group was perhaps the most effective of all the "special forces" established by the Allies during the Second World War. It was able to go thousands of miles into enemy territory, well-armed and carrying...

THE HORNS OF THE BEAST: The Swakop River Campaign and World War I in South-West Africa 1914-15 - James Stejskal

R 400.00

In December of 1914, veteran Boer commander General Louis Botha landed his forces on the coast of German South West Africa to finish off the colony’s Schutztruppe defenders. In August, the South Africans had started off badly with a disastrous battle at Sandfontein and an internal rebellion that could have torn the Union of South Africa apart. Botha’s campaign would...

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...

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