SHOWDOWN IN WESTERN SAHARA: VOL 1 - AIR WARFARE OVER THE LAST AFRICAN COLONY, 1945-1975

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 31 SHOWDOWN IN WESTERN SAHARA: VOL 1 - AIR WARFARE OVER THE LAST AFRICAN COLONY, 1945-1975 The former colony of Spanish Sahara saw frequent outbursts of tribal and ethnic rebellions already while ruled by colonial authorities, in the late 19th and through early 20th Century. Its vastness and distances de-facto dictated the application of air power in...

THE RWANDAN PATRIOTIC FRONT 1990-1994

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 24 THE RWANDAN PATRIOTIC FRONT 1990-1994 On 1 October 1990, hundreds of Banyarawanda militants that served with the Ugandan Army deserted their posts to form the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) and invade Rwanda. Thus began the Rwandan Civil War, which was to culminate in the famous genocide of nearly one million of Tutsi and moderate Hutus, in...

Libyan Air Wars: Part 2 1985-1986 (Tom Cooper, Albert Grandolini & Arnaud Delalande)

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 21 LIBYAN AIR WARS: PART 2 1985-1986 While the first volume in this mini-series spanned the first decade of confrontations between Libya and several of its neighbours, but foremost the USA and France, between 1973 and 1985, the second is to cover the period of less than a year – between mid-1985 and March 1986, when this confrontation...

The First Campaign Victory of the Great War - Antonio Garcia

R 400.00

The First Campaign Victory of the Great War: South Africa, Manoeuvre Warfare, the Afrikaner Rebellion and the German South West African Campaign, 1914-1915. The First World War moulded the global landscape and had a lasting effect on much of the World. Where the majority of international research focusses on the European theatre, Antonio Garcia explores one of the peripheral campaigns...

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...

Libyan Air Wars: Part 3 1986-1989 (Tom Cooper, Albert Grandolini & Arnaud Delalande)

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 22 LIBYAN AIR WARS: PART 3 1986-1989 Confrontations between Libya, and the USA and France reached their highest point in the period between April 1986 and early 1989. In response to a Libyan-instigated and supported series of terror attacks against US citizens and interests in Europe, in April 1986 the USA launched Operation El Dorado Canoyon – a...

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...

FALLSCHIRMJAEGER! - Greg Way

R 550.00

Paratroopers or Fallschirmjäger as they are known in German, were the elite parachute troops (Fallschirmtruppe) of the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. Although the Americans and Italians, and to a greater extent, the Russians had experimented with airborne troops, it was the Germans who pioneered vertical envelopment using parachute, glider-borne and air-landed troops to conduct successful airborne operations in...

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...

GUDERIAN: Panzer General - Kenneth Macksey

R 395.00

Born in Kulm, Germany, on 17 June 1888, Heinz Wilhelm Guderian was the son of an army officer. He eventually joined the German Army and was commissioned in the Jaegers in 1908 where he became a communications specialist. He fought in the First World War and afterwards was a member of the right-wing Freikorps units. Between the wars, Guderian became...

SHOWDOWN IN WESTERN SAHARA: VOL 2 - AIR WARFARE OVER THE LAST AFRICAN COLONY, 1975-1991

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 44 SHOWDOWN IN WESTERN SAHARA: VOL 2 - AIR WARFARE OVER THE LAST AFRICAN COLONY, 1975 - 1991 The former colony of Spanish Sahara saw frequent outbursts of tribal and ethnic rebellions while ruled by the colonial authorities in the late 19th and through the early 20th Century. Its vastness and distances essentially dictated the application of air...

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Mobile Warfare for Africa: On the Successful Conduct of Wars in Africa and Beyond - (Roland de Vries, Camille Burger & Willem Steenkamp) (SIGNED)

R 1,250.00 R 837.50

Presenting a remarkable amount of experience drawing primarily from South Africa’s Border War in the form of case studies, supported fully by an extensive number of photographs and specially commissioned maps, this study has applications for historians, researchers, and contemporary military practice.This is an easy-to-read book with many real-life case-studies and examples which presents a yardstick for the enhancement of...

SAS: Secret War in South East Asia - Peter Dickens

R 395.00

Working in four-man patrols, the SAS teams first made friends with the head-hunting border tribes and even trained some of them as an irregular military force. As the conflict continued, SAS teams went beyond the borders into Indonesia, where they tracked down enemy camps, fired on supply convoys, staged ambushes, and attacked enemy soldiers in their riverboats. By talking to...

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...

THE WAR WITH HITLER’S NAVY - Adrian Stewart

R 450.00

As this well researched work reveals, Hitlers handling the German Navy during the Second World War was full of contradictions.The seriousness of the U-boat threat was never in doubt and in the dark days of 1940 1942, the Donitzs daring strategy coupled with the courage and determined actions of the captains and crews became perilously close to starving Britain into...

EL ALAMEIN 1942: Turning Point in the Desert - Robert Doherty

R 500.00

The Battle of El Alamein is well established as a pivotal moment of the Second World War. Following the wildly fluctuating fortunes of the opposing sides, there was a real risk that Rommel’s Afrika Korps and his Italian allies would break through and seize Cairo with catastrophic strategic and political implications for the Allies. That this never happened is, of...

THE RESCUE THEY CALLED A RAID: The Jameson Raid 1895-96 - David Snape

R 500.00

Over a century ago, a Scottish adventurer attempted to expand the British Empire in South Africa with the military backing of a mere 500 men. He was part of a conspiracy of entrepreneurs, gold magnates and politicians, each of whom had di­fferent motives for supporting and encouraging his actions. Dr Leander Starr Jameson’s Raid failed miserably. A failed attempt to...

From Tobruk To Tunis - Neal Dando

R 700.00

This book focuses on the extent to which the physical terrain features across Egypt, Libya and Tunisia affected British operations throughout the campaign in North Africa during the Second World War. One main theme of the work analyses the terrain from the operational and tactical perspective and argues that the landscape features heavily influenced British operations and should now be...

STEEL WALL AT ARNHEM: The Destruction of 4 Parachute Brigade 19 September 1944 - David Truesdale

R 550.00

The deployment of the British 1st Airborne Division somewhere in Europe prior to the end of the war was indeed a case of ‘coins burning holes in the pockets of SHAEF’. The Allied High Command was anxious to commit to battle a division that, while it contained some elite units, was not fully trained, had carried out only one divisional...

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...

GUNS OF THE ELITE FORCES - John Walter

R 395.00

Guns of the Elite Forces provides a penetrating account of the weapons that elite fighting troops carry into combat. Such elites have always existed in the armies of the world. During the Second World War, elite units sprang up in most theatres of conflict the German Brandenburgers carried out clandestine operations in Poland; in the Western Desert, the Long Range...

The Black Beret: The History Of South Africa's Armoured Forces Volume 1 - Beginnings To The Invasion Of Madagascar 1942 (SIGNED)

R 1,250.00

Volume 1 of "The Black Beret" starts with the early history of South Africa and ends with the invasion of Madagascar by the South African Forces during WWII. This volume covers topics such as how armour came to the battlefield, the use of horses vs armoured car in German South West Africa in 1915, the first steps to mechanisation, the...

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