SIERRA WHISKEY: Ten Years in South African Special Forces - Schalk W. Fourie

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This is the story of Schalk W Fourie’s ten years in the elite South African Army Special Forces, commonly known as the “Recces.”SW started his military career as a national serviceman at 1 Special Service Battalion, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He volunteered for Special Forces and a year later, after completing the hardest Special Forces Selection in the world, and...

Buccaneers of 24 Squadron – Book 4 (2 Volume Bookset - Hardcover)

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This is the concise (738 pages split into two volumes) story of the final phase of the Buccaneer aircraft operated by 24 Squadron of the South African Air Force during the period 1985 to 1991 when the squadron closed down. Included are the H2 TV Guided bomb project as well as the participation in the last major operations of the...

1 RECCE: Through Stealth Our Strength: Volume 3 - Alexander Strachan

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The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale has been a source of fierce contestation and emotion for decades, but up to now little was known about the Recces’ presence and impact during this controversial battle.  In the last book of the nail-biting trilogy about 1 Recce, the award-winning author Alexander Strachan, himself an ex-Recce, reveals more on the Recces’ involvement there. Packed...

1 RECCE: Onsigbaarheid Is Ons Krag: Volume 3 - Alexander Strachan

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Die Slag van Cuito Cuanavale is al dekades lank 'n bron van hewige konflik en emosie, maar tot nou toe was min bekend oor die Recces se teenwoordigheid en impak tydens dié omstrede gevegte.  In hierdie laaste boek van die spanningsvolle trilogie oor 1 Recce onthul Alexander Strachan, bekroonde skrywer en self 'n oud-Recce, meer oor die Recces se betrokkenheid...

The Battle for Smokeshell: 10 June 1980 - Willem Steenkamp

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It was a career-long desire for Maj Genl (Ret) Johann Dippenaar to find the exact area where the Battle for Smokeshell took place on 10 June 1980. This was to be the start of a dedicated tour of Smokeshell veterans that would have taken place to  arrive at the exact coordinates on 10 June 2020 –to commemorate the 40th anniversary...

HITLER’S ATROCITIES AGAINST ALLIED POW'S: War Crimes of the Third Reich - Philip D. Chinnery

R 500.00

Seventy five years ago, the Nuremberg Trials were in full swing in Germany. In the dock were the leaders of the Nazi regime and most eventually received their just desserts. But what happened to the other war criminals? In June 1946, Lord Russell of Liverpool became Deputy Judge Advocate and legal adviser to the Commander in Chief for the British...

Sniper Ace: From the Eastern Front to Siberia - Bruno Sutkus

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Throughout World War II, German snipers were obliged to carry a Scharfshtzen Buch which recorded every kill. Each success noted had to be verified by a witness and signed by a superior officer. The journal of Sutkus is one of only a few such books to have survived the war. It records more than 200 kills, placing him as one...

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 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...

The History of the SAS - Chris Ryan

R 395.00

Tasked with storming mountain strongholds in the desert. Trained to hunt down the world's most wanted terrorists. This is the extraordinary story of 22 SAS. The history of the modern SAS is one of the great successes of post-war Britain. Since it was revived in 1950 to combat Communist insurgents, the Regiment has gone from strength to strength, fighting covert...

Rommel: A Reappraisal - Ian FW Beckett

R 450.00

How should history judge the life and career of Erwin Rommel, the most famous German general of the Second World War, 70 years after his death on 14 October 1944? In his own time and in the years immediately after the war his reputation as a great and chivalrous commander grew to the point where it took on almost legendary...

OPERATIONS IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1939-1944 (2 Volume Hardcover Set)

R 850.00

OPERATIONS IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1939-1942Tobruk, Crete, Syria and East AfricaDespatches in this volume include that on operations in the Middle East August 1939 to November 1940 by General Sir Archibald P. Wavell, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East; the despatch on operations in the Middle East February 1941 to July 1941, by General Sir Archibald P. Wavell, Commander-in-Chief, Middle...

KLOPPIES: Die Verhaal van 'n Recce Operateur - Peet Coetzee

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Die verhaal van Jacob Schalk "Kloppies" Kloppers, 'n legendariese soldaat in die Spesiale Magte wereld. Ernstig gewond tydens Operasie Kerslig in 1981 waar hy ook die Honoris Crux vir dapperheid verower het, het sy loopbaan in die weermag voortgesit as 'n Spesiale Magte Operateur. Na bykans 20 jaar in die SAW, het hy vir die firma CJTVA gaan werk wat landmyne in...

Operation Savannah: The Troops’ Diaries - Vol 1 & 2 (Hardcover)

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Operation Savannah – the Troops’ Diaries Vol 1 & 2 Bookset Much has been written about Operation Savannah by politicians, historians, academics, generals, and senior officers. Those perspectives were not always shared by the very young men who were involved at the front. Many of Operation Savannah’s veterans have struggled to share their experience, even with family and friends. Most...

WITH ROMMEL IN THE DESERT: Tripoli to Alamein - David Mitchellhill-Green

R 375.00

Prior to the outbreak of war in September 1939, the German Army had focused exclusively on the operational, organisational and training preparations needed to wage war in continental Europe. The threat of an Italian collapse in North Africa in early 1941, however, prompted Hitler to reinforce his ally by sending an armoured blocking force to Libya. Not content to merely...

Armoured Warfare in the North Africa Campaign - Anthone Tucker-Jones

R 375.00

The North African campaign, the struggle of the Italians and Germans against the Allies in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia between 1940 and 1943, was a war of movement and manoeuvre, of dramatic changes of fortune, and it was a war in which mechanised forces excelled. Compared with the heavily populated landscapes of north-west Europe, the empty open spaces of North...

I Flew for the Fuhrer: The Memoirs of a Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot - Heinz Knoke

R 350.00

Heinz Knocke was one of the outstanding German fighter pilots of World War II and this vivid first-hand record of his experiences has become a classic among aviation memoirs, a best-selling counter-balance to the numerous accounts written by Allied pilots. Knoke joined the Luftwaffe on the outbreak of war, and eventually became commanding officer of a fighter wing. An outstandingly brave and...

World War II: From Above

R 425.00

It aims to satisfy both the military history buff and those seeking a visually stunning history gift book, bringing the war vividly and dramatically to life by showing the actual landscapes where battles took place along with specially commissioned annotations depicting remarkable events, troop movements, heroic last stands, or even where individual soldiers stood or fell. Each of the 25...

FALLSCHIRMJAEGER! - Greg Way

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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...

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...

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...

GUDERIAN: Panzer General - Kenneth Macksey

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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...

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...

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