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

R 375.00

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

R 450.00

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)

R 1,850.00

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

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...

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

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...

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

R 750.00

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...

War In The Mountains: The Kaokoland Story during the South African Bush War - Deon van Loggerenberg

R 450.00

"OVITA MOZONDUNDU" - War in the Mountains This is a compilation of stories of the men, women and children that spent time in Kaokoland during the South African Bush War, their trials and tribulations, the memories of their experiences whilst being there as soldiers, wives, children and civilians. Beating the heat, the dust, the stones, the mountains, the sweat, tears,...

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...

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...

A Man - A Soldier: The Memoirs of Gen George Meiring

R 395.00

General Georg Meiring is the last of the BIG FIVE GENERALS of the Border War era – consisting of names that were commonly heard in South African households and often on the lips of many a young national serviceman of that time, Magnus Malan, Constand Viljoen, Jannie Geldenhuys, Kat Liebenberg, Georg Meiring. These were the leaders of the most powerful...

MAU MAU REBELLION: The Emergency in Kenya 1952-1956 - Nick van der Bijl

R 500.00

In The Mau Mau Rebellion, the author describes the background to and the course of a short but brutal late colonial campaign in Kenya. The Mau Mau, a violent and secretive Kikuyu society, aimed to restore the proud tribe’s pre-colonial superiority and rule. The 1940s saw initial targeting of Africans working for the colonial government and by 1952 the situation...

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

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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...

KGB Today: The Hidden Hand - John Barron

R 275.00

Secondhand, hardcover, good condition, 491 pages

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...

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

R 1,250.00

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...

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

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Secondhand, hardcover, good condition, 509 pages

Operation Zambezi: The Raid into Zambia

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Secondhand, softcover, fair condition, 256 pages

Mozambique and the Future - Kerry Swift

R 275.00

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

Jack Malloch: Legend of the African Skies - Alan Brough

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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...

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

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Secondhand, softcover, good condition, 214 pages 

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

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Secondhand, hardcover, good condition, 280 pages

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

R 350.00

Secondhand, softcover, good condition, 212 pages

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