Beyond No Mean Soldier: The Explosive Recollections of a Former Special Forces Operator - Peter McAleese

R575.00 ZAR

Peter McAleese needs little introduction... His classic book No Mean Soldier was an immediate bestseller and set the bar for the modern military memoir. Few have since met its match. This completely revised and expanded edition sees a philosophical McAleese revisiting his time with Britain's Parachute Regiment, the SAS, Rhodesia's SAS and the South African Defence Force's 44 Para Brigade. Oh,...

BIAFRA: The Nigerian Civil War: 1967–1970 (Peter Baxter)

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AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 16 BIAFRA: The Nigerian Civil War: 1967–1970 Nigeria was a unique concept in the formation of modern Africa. It began life as a highly lucrative if climatically challenging holding of the Royal Niger Company, a British Chartered Company under the control of Victorian capitalist Sir George Taubman Goldie. It was handed over to indigenous rule in 1960...

Black Vortex: One Man's Journey Into Africa's Wars - Jim Hooper

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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...

CHOPPER DOWN! The Story Of A Mercenary Pilot In Africa - Carl Alberts

R295.00 ZAR

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...

Composite Warfare: The Conduct of Successful Ground Force Operations in Africa - Eeben Barlow

R375.00 ZAR

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...

Congo Unravelled: Military Operations from Independence to the Mercenary Revolt, 1960–68 - Andrew Hudson

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AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 6 CONGO UNRAVELLED: Military Operations from Independence to the Mercenary Revolt, 1960–68 “Clearly and comprehensively explains the intrigues of the Congo wars” –Colonel Mike Hoare Post-independence events in the Republic of the Congo are a veritable Gordian knot. The ambitions of Congolese political leaders, Cold War rivalry, Pan-Africanism, Belgium’s continued economic interests in the country’s mineral wealth,...

Cry Havoc - Simon Mann

R220.00 ZAR

On 7 March 2004, former SAS soldier and mercenary Simon Mann prepared to take off from Harare International Airport with a plane full of heavy weaponry and guns for hire. Their destination: Equatorial Guinea. Their intention: to remove one of the most brutal dictators in Africa in a privately organised coup d’état.  The plot had the tacit approval of Western...

Death Row In Paradise: The Untold Story Of The Mercenary Invasion Of The Seychelles 1981 - 83 - Aubrey Brooks

R425.00 ZAR

This is the story of an attempted coup d'etat more than twenty years ago on the Seychelles, an idyllic but obscure group of islands in the Indian Ocean. At the time, the attempt made headlines across the world, partly because it involved names still famous or notorious from the mercenary involvement in the Congo in the 1960's, partly because it...

Executive Outcomes: Against All Odds - Eeben Barlow

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Eeben Barlow a former lieutenant-colonel in the Permanent Force of the South African Defence Force, served in the Engineer Corp, the Reconnaissance Wing of the elite 32-Battalion, Military Intelligence and in the shadowy Civil Co-operation Bureau division of Special Forces. When the government arbitrarily disbanded the CCB Barlow found himself on the street. Taking advantage of his exceptional military skills,...

Four Ball, One Tracer: Commanding Executive Outcomes In Angola And Sierra Leone - Roelf van Heerden as told to Andrew Hudson

R245.00 ZAR

Brutally honest and devoid of hyperbole, this is Roelf van Heerden's Executive Outcomes. / Unapologetic, unassuming and forthright, the combat exploits of Executive Outcomes (EO) in Angola and Sierra Leone are recounted for the first time by a battlefield commander who was physically on the ground during all their major combat operations. From fighting UNITA for the critical oil installations...

Four Flags, The Odyssey of a Professional Soldier: Part 1 - Dave Barr

R450.00 ZAR

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...

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

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AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 2 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 the modern...

Gunship Ace: The Wars Of Neall Ellis, Helicopter Pilot And Mercenary - Al J Venter

R255.00 ZAR

A former South African Air Force pilot who saw action throughout the region from the 1970's on, Neall Ellis is the best-known mercenary combat aviator alive. Apart from flying Alouette helicopter gunships in Angola, he has fought in the Balkan War (for Islamic forces), tried to resuscitate Mobutu's ailing air force during his final days ruling the Congo, flew Mi-8s...

I am Soldier of Fortune: Dancing with Devils - Lt. Colonel Robert K. Brown, USAR (Ret.)

R350.00 ZAR

Robert K. Brown, former Green Beret, after a bizarre military career that succeeded in getting him kicked out of Special Forces not once but twice, and completing the Command and General Staff College without a security clearance, while meantime being wounded in Nam, finally found his true calling as a publisher.  Thirty-eight years ago he launched an upstart magazine from...

Mad Dog Killers: The Story Of A Congo Mercenary - Ivan Smith

R195.00 ZAR

During that long, hot summer of 1964, Ivan Smith, a mercenary volunteer in the Arme'e Nationale Congolais, came to witness and understand fear, the law of the jungle and the lust for killing that permeates Africa. A member of 'Mad Mike' Hoare's 5 Commando Group he and his companions were nominally soldiers but there was little in the way of...

MAU MAU: The Kenyan Emergency 1952–60 (Peter Baxter)

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AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 7 MAU MAU: THE KENYAN EMERGENCY 1952–60 The Second World War forever altered the complexion of the British Empire. From Cyprus to Malaya, from Borneo to Suez, the dominoes began to fall within a decade of peace in Europe. Africa in the late 1940s and 1950s was energized by the grant of independence to India, and the...

Mercenaries: Putting The World To Rights With Hired Guns - Al J Venter

R315.00 ZAR

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...

Sunday, Bloody Sunday: A Soldier’s War in Northern Ireland, Rhodesia, Mozambique and Iraq - Jake Harper Ronald as told to Greg Budd

R295.00 ZAR

Jake Harper-Ronald was the official photographer for Britain’s elite 1-Parachute Battalion when they deployed in Londonderry to combat an IRA-inspired ‘peace’ march. Shots were fired at the Paras who returned fire and killed 13 marchers. The day lives on in infamy as ‘Bloody Sunday’. Jake’s photographs are reproduced in this book. He later joined the Rhodesian SAS and then moved...

The Fuzileiros: Portuguese Marines in Africa, 1961-1974 (John P Cann)

R350.00 ZAR

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...

The Great Lakes Conflagration: Second Congo War 1998–2003 (Tom Cooper)

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AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 14 THE GREAT LAKES CONFLAGRATION: Second Congo War 1998–2003 Great Lakes Conflagration is the second in two volumes covering military operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the turn from the 21st century. This volume explores developments in the DRC that led to the outbreak of violence in August 1998, and systematically details the continued...

The Great Lakes Holocaust: First Congo War, 1996 - 1997 (Tom Cooper)

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AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 13 THE GREAT LAKES HOLOCAUST: First Congo War, 1996 - 1997 Great Lakes Holocaust is the first in two volumes covering military operations in Zaire – as the Congo was named from 1971 until 1997 – and the Democratic Republic of Congo at the turn of the 21st century. This volume explores the events of the 1980s...

The Kevin Woods Story: In The Shadow Of Mugabe's Gallows

R245.00 ZAR

Kevin Woods was sentenced to death in Zimbabwe and jailed for twenty years by Robert Mugabe. For more than five years of his detention he was held in the shadow of Mugabe's gallows, cut off from the world, naked and in solitary confinement. He had been a senior member of Mugabe's dreaded Central Intelligence Organization, the CIO, and was jailed...

War Dog: Fighting Other People's War - Al J Venter

R175.00 ZAR

Mercenaries have been with us since the dawn of civilization, yet in the modern world they are little understood. While many of today's freelance fighters provide support for larger military establishments, others wage war where the great powers refuse to tread. In War Dog, Al Venter examines the latter world of mercenary fighters effecting decisions by themselves. In the process...

War Stories: Up Close and Personal in Third World Conflicts - Al J. Venter & Friends

R280.00 ZAR

Venter's choice of military events is eclectic. He has four chapters on Afghanistan, three on Somalia, several on how Lisbon fought its desperate rearguard colonial wars in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea as well as several on the Rhodesian War.As a military correspondent for Jane's Information Group in Britain for much of his career, he has covered conflicts on almost...