Special Branch War: Slaughter in the Rhodesian Bush. Southern Matabeleland, 1976-1980 - Ed Bird

R 400.00

This searing account primarily covers Ed Bird's Special Branch (SB) service in the Beitbridge area of southern Matabeleland, 1976-1980, encompassing Operations Repulse and Tangent of the bitter Rhodesian 'bush war'. Joining the British South Africa Police (BSAP) in 1964, Bird cut his teeth on Selous Scouts 'pseudo' operations during Operation Hurricane in 1974-1976, so was well equipped to deal with...

SPINE OF DELTA: Reflections on Operation Askari 1983/84 - Dawid Lotter

R 200.00

Ops Askari was a large-scale, cross-border, mechanised operation launched by the South African Defence Force in November 1983. As is the nature with an assault like this, the constituent parts of Ops Askari was a complex blend of fighting men and support personnel from different Defence Force corps and combat disciplines. This account does not strive to recount the exploits...

Skadus In Die Sand: 'n Koevoet Spoorsnyer se Verhaal van 'n Insurgensie Oorlog - Sisingi Kamongo & Leon Bezuidenhout

R 280.00

Hierdie is die storie van ‘n Kavango spoorsnyer wat ses jaar deel van Koevoet was, die elite Suid Afrikaanse Polisie teen-terrorisme eenheid, gedurende die Suidwes Afrika-Angola bosoorlog van die 1980’s.  Die meerderheid van die wit polisie lede het nie meer as twee jaar gehou nie; die swart lede het egter vir jare op hierdie spore geloop. Sisingi Kamongo vertel die...

Silence of the Guns: The History of the Long Toms of the Anglo-Boer War - Louis Changuion

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After the unsuccessful Jameson Raid of 1896 the Kruger government realized how vulnerable the South African Republic was. Four forts were therefore built around Pretoria. For each fort a 155-mm gun was bought from the firm Schneider et Cie in Le Creusot, France. When the Anglo-Boer War erupted in 1899 these guns were taken from Pretoria to be used against...

SIGNAL UNITS Of The South African Corps Of Signals And Related Signal Services - Walter Volker

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The book, entitled ‘Signal Units Of The South Africa Corps Of Signals And Related Signal Services’ represents one of the most comprehensive collection of regimental and unit histories ever published in one volume in South Africa. It is also the first time that the histories of many of the signal regiments and other units will be published and available to...

Rooiplaas!: 1 Valskermbataljon - Renier du Toit & Ronnie Claassen

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1 Valskermbataljon is een van die bekendste weermagseenhede in Suid-Afrika. Die bekende maroen baret en die vlerkies met die valskerm op die bors van hierdie soldate, het aan hulle ’n onderskeibare identiteit en status verleen. Rooiplaas, die opleidingsterrein in Bloemfontein vir honderde valskermsoldate, het ’n ryke geskiedenis. In 1960 is die eerste Suid-Afrikaanse soldate in die verenigde Koninkryk as valskermspringers...

Punt Van Die Swaard - Dr LJ Bothma

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Charles Oertel bevind hom in 'n netelige posisie. Hy is 'n skatryk Vrystaatse boer en het sentimente jeens beide magte wat tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog slaags raak. Bothma se noukeurige navorsing oor hierdie invloedryke man en sy nasate se lotgevalle tydens en na die oorlog bevestig geboekstaafde kennis maar bied ook nuwe inligting. Daarbenewens is dit 'n boeiende menslike verhaal wat...

Punt Van Die Dolk: Verhale Van Recce Kleinspan-Operasies - Peet Coetzee

R 295.00

Peet Coetzee het in Voortrekkerhoogte groot geword en drie en dertig jaar as Staande Mag lid in die ou Suid-Afrikaanse weermag gedien. Met sy vorige twee boeke, “Special Forces Jam Stealer” en “Ons vergeet nie”, het Coetzee reeds die reputasie verwerf as die skrywer van aangrypende oorlogsmemoirs wat ‘n ryklik geïllustreerde en omvattende blik bied op die grensoorlog. Hierdie boek...

Point Of The Dagger: Memoirs Of South African Top Scouts And Special Forces Small Team Recce Operations - Peet Coetzee

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Peet Coetzee received recognition for two of his previous books, SPECIAL FORCE JAM STEALER and ONS VERGEET NIE, in a review by Die VOLKSBLAD, describing his books as the most gripping and richly illustrated war memoirs of all border war literature books. Coetzee offers the necessary homage in the form of interesting short stories about the achievements of the Chief...

Op Die Grens: Wit Mans se Militêre Ervaring 1965-1990 - David Williams

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Bedrewe joernalis David Williams vang 'n era vas en beskryf die grenservarings wat wit mans van tussen 35 en 60 ten diepste beinvloed het. Troepies en hul gesinne sal hulself in die titel herken. Onderhoude met voetsoldate en weermagleiers soos Jannie Geldenhuys, Constand Viljoen en George Meiring word aangevul met 'n historiese konteks en oorsig. Die gevolg is 'n titel...

MAMPARA: Rhodesia Regiment: Moments of Mayhem by a Moronic, Maybe Militant Madman - TOC Walsh

R 260.00

Toc Walsh was conscripted into intake 138 Depot Rhodesia Regiment on 18 April 1974 and endured a year of what he deemed to be ‘military mayhem’. In July 1976, he was drafted again with the 10th Battalion Rhodesia Regiment to continue his wild ride into the maniacal world of combat. The country was in a state of national emergency and all available...

Malloch's Spitfire: The Story and Restoration of PK350 - Nick Meikle

R 275.00

Pursuit of a dream … Spitfire PK350 is the only late-mark Spitfire, an F Mk 22, to have ever been restored to full flying status. She had no restrictions on her airframe and with four fully serviceable 20mm cannons, she was as good as the day she came off the production line in July 1945 at the massive Castle Bromwich...

Magnus Malan: My Life With The SA Defence Force

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As a schoolboy at the age of thirteen, Magnus Malan had already run away to join what was then the Union Defence Force. This was to no avail, of course, but ever since he was permitted to join the Physical Training Battalion in 1946, for a period of some 45 years, his career and life has been closely entwined with...

Magnus Malan: My Lewe Saam Met Die SA Weermag

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Magnus Malan het reeds as 13-jarige skoolseun weggeloop om by die destydse Unieverdedigingsmag aan te sluit. Dit was natuurlik tevergeefs, maar sedert hy in 1946 wel by die liggaamlike opleidingsbrigade kon aansluit, was sy loopbaan en lewe vir bykans 42 jaar onherroeplik met die Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag vervleg. Malan se militere loopbaan het hom na verskillende plekke in Suider-Afrika geneem -...

Lothar Neethling: 'n Lewe vertel - Annette Jordaan

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A German orphan is adopted by Afrikaner Nationalists. After years of refuge and hardship in a war beaten Germany he becomes Afrikaans, plays rugby and excels in science with two doctorates. He becomes the respected founder and head of the forensic laboratory of the SAP, but has to defend his reputation after an allegation that he supplied poison to kill...

Grensoorlogstories - Jeanette Ferreira

R 180.00

Aangrypende verhale deur gevestigde en nuwe Afrikaanse skrywers. 'n Kreatiewe, eerlike en roerende weergawe van onlangse Suid-Afirkaanse geskiedenis. Sagteband, 184 bladsye

Grensoorlog / Bush War (Complete DVD Set - 26 Episodes)

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For the first time ever ­ we reveal previously censored military footage which unashamedly tells the story of the true events of South Africa's Bush War. This series packs a powerful punch providing an intimate, sometimes shocking, yet balanced glimpse of an important era in Africa's history. GRENSOORLOG / BUSH WAR constitutes a literal unburdening for those whose voices have...

Gallantry Awards of the South African Police 1913-1994 (Including a Complete Roll of Honour) - Terence King

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Terence King's medallious detective work has encompassed 81 years of constabulary awards in South Africa, covering all aspects and angles of the Police Force. Assisted by Audrey Portman, this life's labour has been formed into one impressive fact-finding publication: Gallantry Awards of the South African Police Force, 1913-1994. Chapters include: History of Policing South African Police Awards Alloocation of Force...

From Addis To The Aosta Valley: A South African In The North African And Italian Campaigns 1940–1945 - Keith Ford

R 260.00

Based on the author’s diaries, From Addis to the Aosta Valley is the account of Keith Ford’s service in the Second World War from 1940–1945. As a gunner, he was deployed ‘up north’ to East Africa and experienced his first taste of action with the 1st South African Division during the invasion of Italian Somaliland; thereafter he was involved in...

Eagle Strike: The Story of the Controversial Airborne Assault on Cassinga 1978 - Col Jan Breytenbach

R 700.00

This is the story of an audacious, airborne assault, on 4 May 1978, on a SWAPO fortified base containing its military headquarters, logistical support, reserves and training facilities. The assault was supported by a very strong air strike by bombers and fighters as well as by air transport to drop the paratroopers into battle in one of the major, post...

Forged in Battle: The Birth and Growth of 32 Battalion - Col Jan Breytenbach

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This book follows the development of the 32 Battalion from its confused origins from former enemies and terrorists into the best counter-insurgency force in the world. Jan Breytenbach gets it spot on with this one, his skill at story telling is great! 32 Battalion was a very well respected unit in the SADF and one can easily see why when reading...

Discovering the Battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War - Ken Gillings

R 260.00

Interest in KwaZulu-Natal’s battlefields – especially those of the Anglo-Zulu War – has soared since the film Zulu first screened in 1964, followed by Zulu Dawn in 1979 (the centenary of the Anglo-Zulu War). During the centenary, the famous battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift were made ‘tourist-friendly’ by the then Natal Provincial Administration and controls were put in place...

Die SAW in Die Grensoorlog 1966-1989 - Leopold Scholtz

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Die boek kyk vir die eerste keer omvattend na die Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag (SAW) se rol in die Grensoorlog in Namibie en Angola. Dit ontleed die oorsake en verloop van die konflik, asook die breer internasionale konteks waarbinne dit plaasgevind het. Die SAW in die Grensoorlog bevat belangrike nuwe inligting uit dokumente wat sedert die einde van die oorlog in 1989...

Die Gloriejare van die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiemag 1913 -1994 (Saamgestel deur: Genl. Johan van der Merwe, Brig. Hennie Heymans & Sarie van Niekerk)

R 400.00

Die Gloriejare van die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiemag 1913 -1994 Voorwoord deur Dr Willem Cruywagen, slotwoord deur die trustees van die oud-SAP lede liefdadigheidstrust. en bronnelys 21 Hoofstukke wat onder meer die volgende insluit: Samevatting van die Kommissarisse en hulle dienstydperke Sigbare polisiering Spesiale wageenheid BBP beskermingseenheid Speur- en Handelstakke SANAB Forensiese Wetenskaplaboratorium Hertoelating tot Interpol Veilgheidstak Grensdiens en teeninsurgensie Polisiemag se...

Cuito Cuanavale: Frontline Accounts by Soviet Soldiers - Shubin, Kuznetsova-Timonova, Zhdarkin & Barabulya

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This book is a follow-up to the successful Bush War, which provided, for the first time, personal, first-hand accounts of the military conflict and civil war in Angola, as told by Soviet advisers to the Angolan army. This volume concentrates on the climax of this conflict, the months-long battle of Cuito Cuanavale in 1987/8, the largest military engagement on African...

Bush War Operator: Memoirs of the Rhodesian Light Infantry, Selous Scouts and Beyond - Andrew Balaam

R 650.00

From the searing heat of the Zambezi Valley to the freezing cold of the Chimanimani Mountains in Rhodesia, from the bars in Port St Johns in the Transkei to the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa, this is the story of one man's fight against terror, and his conscience. Anyone living in Rhodesia during the 1960s and 1970s would have had...

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...

Buried Behind The Wall - The Story Of Some Ordinary Soldiers Doing Extraordinary Things (DVD)

R 250.00

This is a feature length documentary film about South Africa’s “Bush War”, which involved almost 600 000 white male conscripts. The film is told by soldiers who were actually there, on the front line. It is not a political statement nor is it a comprehensive historical blow by blow account. This film aims to look at the personal experiences of conscripts, citizen force...

Brothers in War and Peace: Abraham and Constand Viljoen and the Birth of the New South Africa - Dennis Cruywagen

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Brothers in War and Peace is the remarkable story of the Viljoen twins, Abraham and Constand, and the starkly different roads that they took in life. One was a deeply religious man, who opposed apartheid; the other was a man of war, who became head of the SADF. Estranged by political beliefs, the Viljoen twins found themselves in different political...

Border War Badges: A Guide to South African Military & Police Badges (1964 - 1994) - Andrew Dinnes

R 450.00

This book covers South Africa, South West Africa and the Homelands Military and Police metal and cloth badges, flashes, stable belt buckles, buttons and brassards. The time frame is 1964-1994. There are 5969 actual full colour photographs of these items as well as descriptions on all items. This is a must have for Militaria collectors as well as all who...

Boereverraaier: Teregstellings Tydens Die Anglo-Boereoorlog - Albert Blake

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Die straf vir dié verraad? Die dood. In een geval moes kommandolede van hul voormalige makkers teregstel, terwyl vier broers van Wakkerstroom wat die wapen opgeneem het teen die Boeremagte almal op dieselfde dag gefusilleer is. Albert Blake het argiewe gefynkam, vergete grafstene gevind en die nageslag van tereggesteldes opgespoor om vas te stel hoe diep die verskynsel van verraad...

Boereoorlogstories: 34 Verhale oor die Oorlog van 1899 - 1902 - Jeanette Ferreira

R 375.00

Die Anglo-Boereoorlog het sy spore op die ganse Suid-Afrikaanse bevolking gelaat. Oor 'n eeu heen het sentimente jeens die oorlog gewissel en die talle gesigspunte in hierdie kortverhaalbundel getuig daarvan. Begrip vir joiners en hendsoppers is een van vele gesigspunte wat niefiksionele historiese beskouings grootliks vooruit was met die eerste uitgawe in 1998. Terselfdertyd herleef pynlike kennis van bannelinge, vroue...

ARMY SIGNALS IN SOUTH AFRICA: The Story of the South African Corps of Signals and its Antecedents - Walter Volker

R 500.00

The book, entitled ‘ARMY SIGNALS IN SOUTH AFRICA. The Story of the South African Corps of Signals and its antecedents’ is impressive work of epic proportions, and together with its two companion volumes, will most probably become the primary reference work on army signals in South Africa. It is a compilation of some previously published material, but consists mainly of...

Afrikaners in Angola 1928-1975 - Nicol Stassen

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Die gemeenskap van 386-471 Afrikaners wat na 1928 in Angola agtergebly het, is aan die vergetelheid en verwaarlosing oorgelaat en is later as 'n lewende fossiel en slagoffers van hulle eie behoudendheid bestempel. Sommige het wel nog 'n lewe uit gemengde boerdery, transportry en jag probeer maak, dekades nadat hierdie lewenswyse elders uitgesterf het. Vanaf 1958 tot 1963 is die...

9C - Nine Charlie! Army Signallers in the Field. The Story of the Men and Women of the South African Corps of Signals, and their Equipment - Walter Volker

R 500.00

The book, entitled ‘Signal Units Of The South Africa Corps Of Signals And Related Signal Services’ represents one of the most comprehensive collection of regimental and unit histories ever published in one volume in South Africa. It is also the first time that the histories of many of the signal regiments and other units will be published and available to...

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