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...

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...

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...

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...

THE HORNS OF THE BEAST: The Swakop River Campaign and World War I in South-West Africa 1914-15 - James Stejskal

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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...

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

How Churchill Waged War - Allen Packwood

R 425.00

Becoming Minister of Defence as well as Prime Minister in May 1940, Winston Churchill was ready to get his hands dirty and take personal control of military policy.With full responsibility for Britain's success or failure in war effort, he would be faced with monumental challenges and crucial decisions upon which the fate of Britain and the free world rest.How to...

Twelve Days On The Somme: A Memoir of the Trenches, 1916 - Sidney Rogerson

R 295.00

A joint operation between Britain and France in 1916, the Battle of the Somme was an attempt to gain territory and dent Germany's military strength.  By the end of the action, very little ground had been won: the Allied Forces had made just 12 km. For this slight gain, more than a million lives were lost. There were more than 400,000...

Nazi Women of the Third Reich - Paul Roland

R 295.00

Hitler had declared that 'National Socialism will be an exclusively male revolution'...While his cynical spin doctor Goebbels attempted to justify the exclusion of women from politics and public life, he declared that they were being denied an active role in the administration so that their 'essential dignity be restored'.Nevertheless, German women were active participants in the dictatorship, some proving to...

The Desert Air Force in World War II - Ken Delve

R 600.00

Delve into this comprehensive reference guide to the structure, operation, aircraft and men of the 1st Tactical Air Force, or Desert Air Force as it became known.Forming in North Africa to support the 8th Army and squadrons from the RAF, SAAF, RAAF and USAAF, this book includes everything you need to know on the defensive and offensive campaigns.Including the many...

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