C-130 Hercules: A History - Martin W. Bowman

R 600.00

Designed in response to a 1951 requirement, the C-130 Hercules is the most successful military airlifter ever built. Since it first flew in prototype form on 23 August 1954, more than 2,100 have been produced in over eighty different versions. Across its variants, the Hercules serves more than sixty air forces, as well as many civilian cargo operators, in a...

Panzer Ace: The Memoirs of an Iron Cross Panzer Commander from Barbarossa to Normandy

R 600.00

Richard Freiherr von Rosen was a highly-decorated Wehrmacht soldier and outstanding panzer commander. His memoirs are richly illustrated with contemporary photographs, including key confrontations of World War II.After serving as a gunlayer on a Pz.Mk.III during Barbarossa, he led a Company of Tigers at Kursk. Later he led a company of King Tiger panzers at Normandy and in late 1944...

The U-Boat Commanders: Knight’s Cross Holders 1939–1945 - Jeremy Dixon

R 550.00

The Knight’s Cross (Ritterkreuz) was one of the highest decorations given for extreme acts of valour to all ranks of the German armed forces during the Second World War. Few awards captured the respect and admiration of the German public as the Knight’s Cross – it was the greatest honour one could achieve.In the perilous and close-knit world of the...

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...

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 Comprehensively researched and rich in previously unpublished material, it examines the undertrained and underfunded pre-war British Army, contrasting its leadership with its opposite numbers in Germany, and demonstrates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...

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...

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...

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...

STAYING ALIVE: A Southern African Survival Handbook - Ron Reid-Daly

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Secondhand, hardcover, good condition, 259 pages 

KGB Today: The Hidden Hand - John Barron

R 275.00

Secondhand, hardcover, good condition, 491 pages

Verwoerd aan die Woord: (Toesprake 1948-1966) - AN Pelzer

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Secondhand, hardcover, good condition, 685 pages, Afrikaans language

Jan Christiaan Smuts - JC Smuts

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Secondhand, hardcover, good condition, 568 pages, no dust jacket, SA print

Inside Zambia - Anthony Pitsch

R 375.00

Secondhand, hardcover, good condition, 159 pages

SPECIAL FORCES: The Men Speak - Jonathan Pittaway & Douw Steyn (SIGNED & NUMBERED)

R 2,750.00

True to the nature of Special Forces, the South African Recces started small but had a big impact. This iconic group went on to gain international renown as one of the world’s finest, focusing on counter-insurgency, strategic reconnaissance, sabotage and direct action. SASF SPECIAL FORCES provides a comprehensive account of the origins and history of this famous group as told...

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SPECIAL FORCES: The Men Speak - Jonathan Pittaway & Douw Steyn

R 1,250.00 R 1,062.50

True to the nature of Special Forces, the South African Recces started small but had a big impact. This iconic group went on to gain international renown as one of the world’s finest, focusing on counter-insurgency, strategic reconnaissance, sabotage and direct action. SASF SPECIAL FORCES provides a comprehensive account of the origins and history of this famous group as told...

SPECIAL TASKS: The Memoirs of an unwanted Witness - Pavel Sudoplatov

R 300.00

Secondhand, hardcover, good condition, 509 pages

Operation Zambezi: The Raid into Zambia

R 190.00

Secondhand, softcover, fair condition, 256 pages

Mozambique and the Future - Kerry Swift

R 275.00

Secondhand, hardcover, good condition, 192 pages, no dust jacket

The Elite: The Story of the Rhodesian SAS - Barbara Cole

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Secondhand, hardcover, good condition, 449 pages

Vorster se 1000 dae - BM Schoeman

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Secondhand, hardcover, good condition, 282 pages, Afrikaans

Jack Malloch: Legend of the African Skies - Alan Brough

R 395.00

Alan Brough is a writer and historian who grew up in Rhodesia. During those turbulent years he heard the whispered stories of Jack Malloch, an amazing flyer who many credited with the very survival of the breakaway country. Yet on the surface Jack seemed to be nothing but a hard-working entrepreneur who owned a nondescript little cargo operation serviced by...

BOYS AT WAR: Diary of South Africa's Operation Savannah 1975-76 - Paul Els

R 395.00

Following the Korean War, the next armed conflict to involve South African military forces was against Soviet, Cuban and Angolan forces – the SADF’s Operation Savannah in Angola. This resulted from the communist-inspired coup d’état in Portugal and the Soviet Union’s attempt, using Cuban surrogate forces, to annex Angola and to threaten South Africa’s national security. Teenaged boys doing their...

Nine Days of War - Peter Stiff

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Secondhand, softcover, good condition, 304 pages (SIGNED COPY)

Terroris: 'n Ooggetuie Verslag - Al J Venter

R 330.00

Secondhand, hardcover, fair condition, dust jacket damaged, 191 pages 

South West African Mandate - GM Cockram

R 275.00

Secondhand, hardcover, good condition, 531 pages 

Die Binnekring: Terugblikke op die laaste oomblikke van blanke regering - Jan Heunis

R 275.00

Secondhand, softcover, good condition, 214 pages 

For Volk and Fuhrer: Robey Leibbrandt & Operation Weissdorn - Hans Strydom

R 250.00

Secondhand, hardcover, good condition, 280 pages

Namibia's Liberation Struggle - Colin Leys & John S. Saul

R 350.00

Secondhand, softcover, good condition, 212 pages

PW Botha: The Last Betrayal - Eschel Rhoodie

R 300.00

Secondhand, hardcover, good condition, 299 pages

Men of War: The Fighting Few Who Took on the World - Hannes Wessels

R 395.00

With roots going back to Cecil Rhodes’ buccaneering Pioneers, Stannard, like many of his countrymen, was born and bred to fight against the odds as a soldier defending a country at war with the world. Never frightened to lead, he tackled his foe with skill, incredible courage and almost unbelievable good cheer. Serving in both the SAS and the Selous...

A Brutal State of Affairs: The Rise and Fall of Rhodesia - Henrik Ellert & Dennis Anderson

R 395.00

AVAILABLE FROM 3 NOVEMBER 2020 A Brutal State of Affairs analyses the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe and challenges Rhodesian mythology. The story of the BSAP, where white and black officers were forced into a situation not of their own making, is critically examined. The liberation war in Rhodesia might never have happened but for the ascendency of the Rhodesian...

The War For Africa: Conflict, Crime, Corruption and Foreign Interests - Eeben Barlow (LIMITED EDITION - HARDCOVER & SIGNED)

R 3,500.00

‘The War for Africa: Conflict, Crime, Corruption and Foreign Interests’ is a hard-hitting account of the undeclared and invisible conflicts and wars that go almost unnoticed in the daily mainstream media. The impact of these economic, military, and political conflicts on the continent and its people is devastating. This book offers a personal, yet disturbing and behind-the-scenes glimpse of much...

The War For Africa: Conflict, Crime, Corruption and Foreign Interests - Eeben Barlow

R 550.00

‘The War for Africa: Conflict, Crime, Corruption and Foreign Interests’ is a hard-hitting account of the undeclared and invisible conflicts and wars that go almost unnoticed in the daily mainstream media. The impact of these economic, military, and political conflicts on the continent and its people is devastating. This book offers a personal, yet disturbing and behind-the-scenes glimpse of much...

KATANGA: 1960-63 - Christopher Othen

R 300.00

The first full account of an African secession that introduced the modern mercenary—and killed the head of the United NationsIn King Leopold II's infamous Congo "Free" State at the turn of the century, severed hands became a form of currency. But the Belgians don't seem to have a sense of historical shame, as they connived for an independent Katanga state...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The History of the Kimberley Regiment (1876-1962) - Dr HW Curson

R 350.00

Hardcover, 283 pages, secondhand, excellent condition (like new)

From SAS to Blood Diamond Wars - Hamish Ross

R 450.00

From SAS To Blood Diamond Wars is the story of Fred Marafono an outstanding warrior, even by SAS standards.On the point of being demobbed from the SAS, Fred Marafono was recruited by David Stirling for his private security company. After Stirling's death, Fred found himself in the midst of Sierra Leone's Blood Diamond wars, and formed an unbreakable bonding with...

Long Range Desert Group: Behind Enemy Lines in North Africa - WB Kennedy Shaw

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During the two-and-a-half years' fighting in the Western Desert of North Africa, which began with the Italian declaration of war in June 1940 and ended in 1943, the Long Range Desert Group became the acknowledged master of the vast desert.This small, highly mobile force was engaged in daring exploits and reconnaissance far behind the enemy's lines. Emerging suddenly from the...

German Aircraft Of WWII - Thomas Newdick

R 250.00

This book contains large format and detailed descriptions of 15 of the most radical an innovative German aircraft of WWII.  Over 100 detailed colour and monochrome artworks. Paperback, 112 pages

SOUTH AFRICAN ARMOURED VEHICLES: A History of Innovation and Excellence - Dr Dewald Venter

R 395.00

AFRICA@WAR SERIES: VOLUME 49 SOUTH AFRICAN ARMOURED VEHICLES: A History of Innovation and Excellence During the Cold War, Africa became a prime location for proxy wars between the East and the West. Against the backdrop of a steep rise in liberation movements backed by Eastern Bloc communist countries such as Cuba and the Soviet Union, southern Africa saw one of the most...

South African Defence Yearbook - 1991 - Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag Jaarboek

R 390.00

Secondhand, hardcover, good condition.  

South African Defence Yearbook - 1990 - Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag Jaarboek

R 390.00

Secondhand, hardcover, good condition.  

South African Defence Yearbook - 1989 - Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag Jaarboek

R 390.00

Secondhand, hardcover, good condition. 

MI6: A Life and Death in the Service of the British Secret Service - Gordon Corera

R 190.00

Secondhand, softcover, reasonable condition. 

A Time of Madness - Robert Early

R 120.00

Secondhand, softcover, reasonable condition. 

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