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Battle For Angola: The End Of The Cold War In Africa c1975-89, by Al J. Venter

Following the publication of Al Venter's successful Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa - shortlisted by the New York Military Affairs Symposium's 'Arthur Goodzeit Book Award for 2013' - his Battle for Angola delves still further into the troubled history of this former Portuguese African colony.

This is a completely fresh work running to almost 600 pages including 32 pages of colour photos, with the main thrust on events before and after the civil war that followed Lisbon's over-has...
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Salazar: A Political Biography, by Filipe de Meneses

The first full-length English scholarly biography of one of the last dictators of Western Europe. Antonio de Oliveira Salazar entered the government of Portugal when Herbert Hoover was president and ended his political career at the end of the Johnson administration; he remained in power for forty years (1928 1968), one of the longest tenures in modern history. As a young man he planned to enter the priesthood and attended the seminary until he decided to become a political economist and an acad...
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Living in a Shadow World: The Memoirs and True Story of a South African Intelligence Field Operator, by Daniël Ferreira du Toit and Klaus Schirmer

In 1974 a young man, called up to serve in the South African Defence Force, is recruited by Military Intelligence. Three years later, his military tour of duty to the Angolan border over, he joins BOSS, the Bureau of Sate Security, intelligence service of the South African apartheid regime.
From Switzerland to Togo, from Zaire to Kenya, his journey takes him from BOSS through to SASS, the South African Secret Service as the agency is known today.
As field operator he learns to face an...
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SOUTH AFRICAN ARMOUR OF THE BORDER WAR 1975-89, by Kyle Harmse and Simon Dunstan

SOUTH AFRICAN ARMOUR OF THE BORDER WAR 1975-89 - Authors Kyle Harmse and Simon Dunstan with illustrations by Pierre Lowe Victor. Published by Osprey Publishing in their New Vaguard Series. 48 Pages - 51 colour and black&white photos - 13 illustrations and art works - Price R295.00 (excluding shipping) - NOW AVALABLE FROM THE AVIATION SHOP - e-mail
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JPRS Report: Cuban Government Proceedings Against Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez and Other Officials June-July 1989

This reference volume is a compilation of the translated broadcasts of the Cuban Government proceedings against Division General Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez and other officials of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces (MINFAR) and the Cuban Interior Ministry (MININT).
This material first appeared in various issues of the FBIS DAILY REPORT: LATIN AMERICA and has been brought together as a logical reference unit. The broadcasts are in chronological order. No editorial changes or corrections have...
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Ons was daar Sektor 10, deur Paul J. Els

Die nuwe boek van Paul J. Els ‘ONS WAS DAAR SEKTOR 10’ is nou beskikbaar vanaf

Die boek is A4 met 537 bladsye W/S, c. 1600 fotos, wat die stories van die SAW en SAP in Owambo en Kaokoveld vertel. Dit gee persoonlike stories en fotos en kortliks iets van permanente eenhede wat daar was.

The new book by Paul J Els ‘Ons was daar Sektor 10’ is now available from

The book is A4 in Afrikaans with 537 pages B/W, C. 1600 photos with st...
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In Search of Freedom: Andreas Shipanga Story as Told to Sue Armstrong

In Search of Freedom by A. Shipanga and S. Armstrong presents the story of Andreas Shipanga, as told to Sue Armstrong. He tells of the contract labour system which formed the basis of SWAPO (South West African People's Organisation) demands for change; the first stirrings of political consciousness among the tribespeople; and the efforts of the South African security police in the early days to stifle opposition in the soon-to-be independent Namibia.

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Where Others Wavered: The Autobiography of Sam Nujoma, by Sam Nujoma

Political determination, diplomatic endeavour, and military perseverance ~ all focused with singular vision and unwavering constancy on Namibia's goal of nationhood ~ have been the hallmarks of the life and career of Sam Nujoma. From a traditional boyhood, to a player on the international political stage, to the Presidency of his country, SAM NUJOMA tells his life story. It is at once unique and representative of the lives of men and women engaged with him in their battle for freedom from the la...
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O Adeus a Angola, Rogério Amorim

Um relato comovente do amor por África. Um depoimento perturbador sobre um dos períodos mais marcantes da nossa História - a Descolonização. O 25 de Abril de 1974 o país mudou. Acabou a Ditadura. Chegou ao fim cinco séculos de Império colonial em África. O Portugal imenso – o que incluía Angola, Moçambique, Guiné-Bissau, Cabo Verde e São Tomé e Príncipe – desfez-se. E, juntamente com o Império, desfizeram-se também os sonhos de milhares de portugueses radicados nas ex-colónias, então forçados a ...
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The Destruction of a Nation: United States' Policy Towards Angola Since 1945, by George Wright

In this thorough examination of US policy towards Angola from 1945 up to the present, George Wright assesses how each President from Truman to Clinton has carried out US foreign policy in general, and in Angola specifically, in a step-by-step case study that traces the dismantling of a Marxist regime by the West. Wright demonstrates the influence that policy planning organisations have in determining foreign policy and emphasizes the internal debates and struggles inherent in carrying out foreig...
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Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders Reprint Edition by Philip E. Muehlenbeck

As a presidential candidate, John F. Kennedy established a reputation across Africa as a sympathetic supporter of African nationalism, who if elected would realign Washington's priorities toward the continent. Once in office, Kennedy indeed made changing the image of America in Africa a top priority of his administration, believing that the Cold War could be won or lost depending upon whether Washington or Moscow won the hearts and minds of the Third World.

Africa was particularly im...
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JFK: Ordeal in Africa First Edition by Richard D. Mahoney

No conviction was more basic to JFK's foreign policy than his belif that America had to recognise the historic sweepnof the Third World nationalism. It was in Africa, one of the key crisis areas of the early 1960's that Kennedy used the full powers of his presidency to influence the course of self-determination The story of his African odyssey, told here for the first time is set forth in penetrating detail by Richard Mahoney. T his is a compelling account of how foreign policy is made at the hi...
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WE DID NOT SEE IT EVEN IN AFGHANISTAN. Memoirs of a participant of the Angolan war (1986–1988) Oral history of forgotten wars, by Igor Zhdarkin

These recollections will be published as part of a collection of memoirs in the series “Oral history of forgotten wars”. They contain information little known not only to the broader public but also even to professional military historians. And the difficult battles, of which the author was a direct participant in 1987–1988 (at that time as a Lieutenant and interpreter), sharply changed the geopolitical situation of at least three states – Angola, Namibia and South Africa.
The following h...
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THE ORAL HISTORY OF FORGOTTEN WARS, by the Union of Russian Veterans of the War In Angola

THE ORAL HISTORY OF FORGOTTEN WARS The Memoirs of Veterans of the War in Angola, by the Union of Russian Veterans of the War In Angola
In this collection are presented the memoirs of two officers: first by a retired colonel of the paratroop forces Vyacheslav Mityaev (about the entry of troops into in 1979 and the war in in 1986-1989) and secondly by a senior lieutenant of the reserve Anatoly Alekseevsky (about the war in in 1986-1988).

ISBN 978-5-903116-40-9
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The USSR and SWAPO: SECRET MISSION IN ANGOLA (1977–1990), by the Union of Russian Veterans of the War in Angola

By the beginning of the 1970s, close links were established between the USSR and the South-West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) as the UN-acknowledged representative of the Namibian people. The USSR supported the Namibian patriots who were fighting for national liberation politically, diplomatically, and militarily. In many ways, it is thanks to the Soviet support that SWAPO successfully countered the military power of South Africa for 25 years. In 1987, SWAPO opened its office in Moscow, b...
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The Jungle Fighter, by Peter Ekandjo

The “Jungle Fighter” is a refreshing, revealing portrait of the life of PETER EKANDJO. It traces his history, from a village boy and battle tested fighter to a lone clandestine operative inside Namibia. It is a refreshing autobiography of a gallant people’s Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) fighter, who spent seven years operating inside Namibia. Five years were spent engaging the colonial security forces in various battles, while two years were spent on clandestine assignments in Windhoek, Walv...
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Southern Africa in the Cold War, Post-1974, edited by Sue Onslow and Anna-Mart van Wyk

Published by the Cold War International History Project. Drawing together leading former antagonists from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, the former Soviet Union and with representation from Cuba, this volume combines moderated discussion from contemporary actors, combined with academic analysis and new key multi-archival documents. The volume is an important contribution to study of the complexity of the Cold War in the region's liberation struggles versus white minority resistance.
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LUKAS NEL: Kort Stories uit ‘n Lang Lewe, deur Johannes de Koning

Johannes de Koning (N$245)

Ontdek die avonture van ‘n jong man wat sy pad deur oorloë en lewe probeer vind. Lukas Nel deel sy lewensverhaal in ‘n reeks kort verhale, waar hy sy lewensavonture beskryf en vertel van die struikelblokke wat oor sy pad gekom het.

Lig van aard en vol humor, is die verhale die ideale geleentheid om terug te kyk na Namibië se geskiedenis en te ontdek hoe ons land verander het. Lukas Nel se verhale gee insig in die moeilikhede van die lewe en dien...
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CASUALTIES 1946-1994. UDF, SADF, KOEVOET, by Paul J. Els

This book covers all South African casualties during the period 1946 through 1994 inclusive of the Union Defence Force (UDF), South African Defence Force (SADF), and South West Africa Police Counter-Insurgency Wing: Ops-K Division (KOEVOET). The book is A4-size

To order, contact Paul Els []...
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Really Inside BOSS: A Tale of South Africa's Late Intelligence Service (and Something about the CIA), by PC Swanepoel

Authors Foreword:

“This book was initially conceived of as nothing else but a commentary on James Sanders' APARTHEIDS’ FRIENDS – THE RISE AND FALL OF SOUTH AFRICA'S SECRET SERVICE which appeared in 2006. Its name was suggested by INSIDE BOSS, a book written 25 years earlier and copiously made use of by Sanders. For one reason or another commentary seemed to end up as something else.

I felt called upon to undertake this task. Having served in the National Intelligence Servic...
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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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