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From the strong running currents of the Cunene River to the early morning dawn over Cassinga, this book told the story of a South African Special Forces officer's dedication to his cause.

The rivalry between Captain Tom MacLachlan and Timothy Shikongo, commander of SWAPO's Special Units, took the reader on a journey through the Angolan Bush War where no mercy was given or taken with the harsh reality of their destinies: kill or be killed.

When a female doctor was abducted b...
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Die Möre Kom. Weerkaatsings van Oorlog, deur Lt Kol (Afg) Dawid Lotter

Hierdie digbundel is Dawid Lotter se derde. Soos sy vorige digbundels "Kleurskakarings van Skarlaken" en "Wondgom", handel "Die Möre Kom" oor die dienspligjare en oorlog in die algemeen. Die temas wissel van lighartig tot dodelike erns. Die eerste gevegte in Operasie Savannah (1975) word in al die felheid beskryf. Operasie Yahoo (1982) en die Swapo infiltrasie in "Die Driehoek van die Dood" word treffend herleef. Die slag van die Lomba op 3 Oktober 1987 ontvou van begin tot einde in 'n lang epie...
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Angolan Revolution - Vol. 2: Exile Politics and Guerilla Warfare, 1962-1976, by John A. Marcum

The second volume narrates how Angola won her independence from Portugal in 1975, traces the course of the continuing conflict among revolutionary groups to its effectively final outcome, and ends as Angola gains worldwide recognition as a sovereign and (tenuously) unified nation.

This new volume fully meets the expectations aroused by its predecessor, with its scrupulous linking of events and evidence. Moreover, since the historical incidents leading to the denouement are intrins...
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The Angolan Revolution - Vol. 1: The Anatomy of an Explosion, 1950-62, by John A. Marcum

The first volume of this work, subtitled The Anatomy of an Explosion, 1950-1962, described the background and the first two years of the armed struggle for Angolan independence. It was published in 1969, and left its readers eagerly awaiting the sequel. Thus, a reviewer in the Journal of Modern African Studies wrote that "...this volume was a joy to read. Its contribution to a fuller understanding of Portuguese Africa is immense, especially in light of the meager literature in English. MIT Press...
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The Revolution in Angola: MPLA, Life Histories and Documents, by Don Barnett and Roy Harvey

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Co., Indianapolis
Publication Date: 1972
Binding: Hardcover

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With the Guerrillas in Angola, by Don Barnett

Don Barnett's report on his travels with MPLA guerrillas through the war zone in eastern Angola in 1968. Published in 1970, 40 pages...
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Wings over Langebaanweg. Stories from a South African Air Force Base 1946 - 1993, by Andrew Embleton

This is a third volume in the unofficial history of the South African Airforce Training Schools. The period covered commences with the postwar Spitfires and ends with the departure of the Impala in 1993. The book was compiled by Andrew Embleton with important contributions and editing by Maj Gen Des Barker (SAAF Rtd) with his huge knowledge and experience of the SAAF and its aircraft. The volume has 342 pages of which more than 50 are in colour. The book is in a large format 275 x 275 mm and mak...
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Die Mense van SWA - 'n Geo Etnologiese Oorsig, deur Kapt SMG Visser

In 'n oorlogsituasie is 'n mens geneig om meer op die aard en die omvang van operasies te konsentreer. Die mens en sy omgewing waarbinne opgetree word speel egter 'n ewe belangrike rol. Die aanslag in SWA is 'n totale aanslag wat gemik is teen feitlik elke faset van die mens se lewe. Kennis van die leefwyses en tradisies van die mense van die land is van kardinale belang ten einde oor die nodige begrip en insig in enige gegewe situasie te beskik. Dit as sulks vorm die basis vir...
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In the Heart of the Whore: The Story of Apartheid's Death Squads, by Jacques Pauw

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Product details
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Southern Book Publishers; 1st edition (February 1992)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1868123928
ISBN-13: 978-1868123926
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 8.9 x 1.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces

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Into the heart of darkness: Confessions of apartheid's assassins, by Jacques Pauw

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Paperback: 346 pages
Publisher: J. Ball; First Edition edition (1997)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1868420582
ISBN-13: 978-1868420582
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds

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The Aftermath of the Cassinga Massacre Survivors, Deniers and Injustices, by Vilho Shigwedha

It took the former South African Defence Force (SADF) less than four hours to kill more than eight hundred Namibian refugees at Cassinga on May 4, 1978. Thousands of survivors were left with irreparable physical and emotional injuries. The unhealed trauma of Cassinga, a Namibian civilian camp in southern Angola before the massacre, is beyond the worst that the victims of the attack experienced on the ground. Unacceptable layers of pain and suffering continue to grow and multiply as the victims’ ...
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Cubans in Angola: South-South Cooperation and Transfer of Knowledge, 1976–1991, by Christine Hatzky

Angola, a former Portuguese colony in southern central Africa, gained independence in 1975 and almost immediately plunged into more than two decades of conflict and crisis. Fidel Castro sent Cuban military troops to Angola in support of the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA), leading to its ascension to power despite facing threats both international and domestic. What is less known, and what Cubans in Angola brings to light, is the significant role Cubans played in the transformat...
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Valentina: The Exile Child: An autobiography by Rachel Valentina Nghiwete

On the dawn of Namibia's independence from South African rule in 1990, around 43,000 exiles were repatriated to the country formerly known as South West Africa. Of these, many had left their country of birth to flee the brutality of South Africa's apartheid regime, and/or to join the struggle (political and armed) for Namibia's liberation, waged primarily by the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO). But included in the 43,000, were about 20,000 children who had never set foot in or fu...
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Apartheid's war against Angola: An account of South African aggression against the People's Republic of Angola, by Marga Holness

A joint United Nations Centre against Apartheid and World Campaign against Military and Nuclear Collaboration with South Africa publication.

The constant and escalating acts of aggression, destabilisation and terrorism committed by the racist regime of South Africa against the independent African states have created a growing threat, to international peace. The peoples of Southern Africa, who have achieved independence after heavy sacrifices, have knuy/n no peace f...
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South Africa's undeclared war against Mozambique, by Jan Marsh


The apartheid state of South Africa - one of the world's most heavily militarised nations - is waging an undeclared war on Mozambique, its north-eastern neighbour.
This war is part of a pattern, a wider strategy aimed at subordinating all the less developed but politically independent countries of Southern Africa, and also a...
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Die südwestafrikanischen Territorialstreitkräfte (SWATF) 1980-1989, by von Wolfgang Reith. Manu Brevis

Wolfgang Reith stellt die relativ kurze Geschichte der südwestafrikanischen Territorialstreitkräfte (SWATF), die von 1980 bis 1989 existierte, erstmals in deutscher Sprache vor.


Am 27. Mai 1989 erfolgte die endgültige Demobilisierung der „South West Africa Territory Force" (SWATF), der ersten landeseigenen Streitkräfte in der Geschichte Südwestafrikas und Namibias. Erst 1980 gegründet, hat diese in der deutschen Übersetzung genannte Gebietsmacht (Afrikaans: „Gebieds...
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Beeld van die SWA Gebiedsmag, deur P. H. R. Snyman

Uitgegee deur: Openbare Betrekkinge, SA Weermag, 1989
ISBN: 062112642X, 9780621126426
102 bladsye

Bron: Protea Boekwinkel (
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Um lugar chamado Angola, de Karla Suárez

Memórias dos cubanos sobre a guerra em Angola em livro
“Um lugar chamado Angola” de Karla Suárez retrata sequelas da guerra angolana em Cuba. O livro foi apresentado em Lisboa pelo escritor angolano Ondjaki, que prefere realçar os benefícios da presença cubana em Angola.
A participação de soldados cubanos no conflito armado em Angola teve impacto real na sociedade. Os horrores da guerra deixaram marcas indeléveis em Cuba, como confirma Karla Suárez no seu livro "Um lugar chamado Angola...
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Eye on the enemy, by Neil Reynolds

The book is about 31 Bn Recce Wing between 1984 and 1987. This is Neil's story during these years.

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Spy: Uncovering Craig Williamson, by Jonathan Ancer

In 1972 Craig Williamson, a big, burly, bearded man, walked onto Wits University and registered as a student. He joined the National Union of South African Students (Nusas), and was on the frontline in the war against apartheid. At one march he was beaten up, arrested and spent a year on trial. Williamson rose up through the student movement’s ranks to become the Nusas vice president. After being harassed by security police and having his passport seized, he decided to flee the country to contin...
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Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET

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