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Tartan on the Veld. The Transvaal Scottish 1950-1993, by James H. Mitchell

The book is far from being a simple regimental history. The motivations of those involved, at all levels, are considered, and comparisons are made with other defence forces utilising similar part-time components."

Unclipped colour painting dustjacket, green cloth-grained paper-boards, green-and-yellow head- and tail-bands, plain endpapers, xxxii pp of prelims including lists of sponsors and subscribers + 8 inserted pp of colour plates on gloss art paper + 787 pp of b/w-illustrated...
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South Africa's Navy: The First fifty Years, compiled by Commodor J. C. Goosen

South Africa's Navy: The First Fifty Years by J. C. Goosen was compiled in consultation with the South African Naval Authorities under the direction of the author. It is a traditional belief among seafaring men that every ship has a unique personality - no ship is only a monster of steel and machinery.

Publisher: W. J. Flesch & Partners
Edition: 1st
Year Published: 1973
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket and plastic cover
ISBN: 0949989029
Pages: 228
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Portugal's Stand in Africa, by Adriano Moreira

Unapologetic account of Portugal's colonial presence in Angola and Mozambique, by Portugal's Minister for Overseas.
New York: University Publishers, [1962]. First American Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21.25cm.); ,265pp.

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Area handbook for Angola (1967), by Allison Butler Herrick

Unknown Binding: 439 pages
Publisher: For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off (1967)
Language: English
ASIN: B0006BX40Q

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Rand Light Infantry, compiled by Major B. G. Simpkins JDC and bar, MMM

RAND LIGHT INFANTRY tells the story of the activities of the Regiment from the time of its inception, 1905, to the present time= 1965. It gives the account of the part played by the R.L.I. in its early days, during the 1914 Industrial Strike, the German South West Africa Campaign of 1914—15, the 1922 Revolution, World War II and the years in between.

The narrative is mainly concerned with World War II when the Regiment saw much active service in North Africa during 1941 and 1942 a...
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Pro Patria - Another 50 Natal Carbineer Years 1945 to 1995, by Mark Coghlan

From the Preface: Pro Patria: Another 50 Natal Carbineer Years 1945—1995 is intended to serve as a sequel to Reverend John Stalker's The Natal Carbineers 1855 to 1911 (1912) and Professor Alan Hattersley’s Carbineer (1950). In adding another illustrious chapter to the history of South Africa’s senior Citizen Force regiment, this book also hopes to both inform and entertain the reader in a manner that the annals-type Stalker history and Hattersley’s incomplete story often failed to do.

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Napoleon famously said that an army marches on its stomach. This is the story of the endeavours of a volunteer unit to feed a variety of stomachs over a century. From its origins at the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War, the men of 15 Maintenance Unit have kept their fellow soldiers supplied with rations, equipment, fuel and ammunition. To do so they have used every conceivable type of transport: ox wagon, mule cart, camel, sled and every type of truck to ensure that the supply lines never faltered...
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The Ship's Badges of Simon's Town Dry Dock, by J.F. Wainwright

A unique bit of Naval History - a full record of the ship's badges that were painted onto the wall of the dry dock at the Simon's Town Naval Base from the early 1900's to the present day. Also contains brief histories and photos of the ships themselves.

Size 112 pp with 24 pp colour illustrations and bw pho
Publisher 0 Naval History Society 2001
ISBN Number 0620282142 / 9780620282147

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SAS Inkonkoni 1885 - 1985, by Captain S.H.C. Payne

175 pages (complete). SAS Inkonkoni in Durban was one of the oldest, if not the first, Naval Reserve Unit of its kind in the British Empire. Commissioned to counter the probability of Russian Invasion (!) the station was payed-off in 2004. This is a generous and diligent history of the station.

Title: SAS Inkonkoni 1885 - 1985
Publisher: SA Naval Printing Press
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: Hardcover
Edition: 1st Edition.

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Suid‑Afrika se Vlootmagte 1922‑2012, deur Andre Wessels

Suid-Afrika, met drie landsgrense deur see omsoom en ’n kuslyn van ongeveer 2 800 km, is ’n maritieme moondheid. Die Suid-Afrikaanse vlootmagte vorm uiteraard ’n belangrike deel van dié land se gewapende magte en verdedigingstelsels. Alhoewel die benaming, Suid-Afrikaanse Vloot (SAV), eers sedert 1 Januarie 1951 gebruik word, dateer die geskiedenis van Suid-Afrika se vlootmagte terug tot ten minste 1922. In hierdie publikasie word die geskiedenis van die Suid-Afrikaanse vlootmagte vanaf 1922 tot...
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Operacion Carlota. pasajes De Una Epopeya - Milton Díaz Cánter

Operacion Carlota, pasajes de una epopeya pretende rememorar la campana solidaria de cuba en angola, a travez de los relatos de algunos de sus protagonistas,tomados del seriado testimonial, los testimonies estan divididos en tres etapas, incluye los primeros contactos de funcionarios cubanos con el president agostinho neto, para coordinar la ayuda solicitada por su gobierno, participaciones de los nuestros junto a angolanos en las ofensivas que expulsaron a los invasores extranjeros del nuevo es...
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La historia cubana en Africa - Ramón Perez Cabrera

En “La historia cubana en África”, se narra la participación de los internacionalistas cubanos en el proceso de descolonización en aquel continente, así como de la épica lucha por ellos librada contra el neocolonialismo, el imperialismo y el Apartheid, como símbolo altruista del Socialismo cubano.
El presente libro es resultado de la investigación realizada y el estudio minucioso de una amplia bibliografía, por parte del autor. En estos relatos se exponen los hechos bélicos desde octubre d...
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THE DURBAN LIGHT INFANTRY: (1854 - 2011): An Illustrated History, by Brian Kearney

In November 1942, 48 hours after the great battle of El Alamein, Col Butler-Porter of the RDLI had a visit from General Montgomery, full of congratulations for ‘that very fine Royal Regiment’. This is the pictorial story of that ‘very fine’ regiment – a remarkable institution which has served the country and Durban for over 150 years and seen extraordinary and illustrious service in widely different situations, such as the deserts of Egypt and Libya; the bush of South West Africa and Ovamboland;...
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Platoon 3, by Tim Ramsden

“This is a story common to tens of thousands; called up, broken down, trained and thrust into action.”
In 1984, as an eighteen-year-old school leaver, the author was conscripted into a chaotic world of strict order, intense discipline and subtle brain washing, moulding him into a proud well trained 1SAI Ratel soldier.
On the SWA/Namibian/Angolan border patrolling through the bush under heavy rainfall and extreme heat, the platoon formed unbreakable bonds of camaraderie.
The shee...
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THE HOBBY HORSEMEN. OPERATION SAVANNAH. The Clandestine War January - April 1976, by Roy L. Jackson

From the author: Full colour cover on 300gsm board, pulled on after section stitching of the body of the book, printed in black on imported white 80 gsm bond paper. The cover is finished with a coat of UV filter varnish. I have gone to great pains to select the best materials and workmanship as a tribute to those who served with me.

I know that the book will be handed down to great grand-children one day, and I want it to have stood the test of time.
They really have bee...
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Operation Askari 1983/84 War Journal, by Lt Col Dawid Lotter (Ret)

Operation Askari, December 1983 and January 1984, was the end of the beginning of the Bush War. Due to increasing instability in Angola, since 1975, the South African Defence Force was galvanized into developing new weapon systems and tactics. Operation Askari was the sixth large-scale cross-border operation into Angola and signified a clear watershed in both military and political policies for the future. The South Africans launched conventional attacks on a wide front deep into Southern Angola...
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ANGOLA: The War (DVD), by Peter Lamberti

A faraway war… A clash of ideologies… And some of the biggest battles fought on African soil since World War Two. For twenty-three years, five western nations, members of the Soviet bloc and two superpowers were locked into a war never formally declared. The South African Defence Force pitted against communist Angolans, SWAPO, Cubans, and Russians.
It all began in 1966. Once the Draft started, every able-bodied white South African male was called up for service. They were forced to adapt,...
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The Tall Assassin: The Darkest Political Murders of the Old South Africa, by Alan D. Elsdon

General Hendrik van den Bergh, head of Security Police and BOSS, was for many, the most feared man in the Apartheid-era South Africa. He reigned in terror and was a noted personality among Cold War spies. This book, by a former member of the Security Police, implicates him in the murders of HF Verwoerd, Steve Biko, Dr Robert Smit and his wife, professor Johan Heyns and others. For the first time the meaning of the mysterious word RAUTEM is revealed
Paperback, 240 pages. Published 2011 ...
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Die Lang Generaal - Die duistere politieke sluipmoorde van die ou Suid Afrika, deur Alan D. Elsdon

Generaal Lang Hendrik van den Bergh, oud-hoof van die Veiligheidspolisie en hoof van BOSS, was vir baie die mees gevreesde man in apartheid-era Suid-Afrika. Selfs internasionaal was hy 'n gerekende figuur onder Koue Oorlog-spioene. Hierdie boek deur 'n oud-veiligheidspolisieman, verbind hom met die moorde van HF Verwoerd,Steve Biko, Dr Robert Smit en sy vrou, professor Johan Heyns en andere. Vir die eerste keer word die betekenis van die kriptiese woord RAUTEM onthul.
Sagteband, 246 blads...
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SIGNAL UNITS Of The South African Corps Of Signals And Related Signal Services, by Walter Volker

The book, entitled ‘Signal Units Of The South Africa Corps Of Signals And Related Signal Services’ represents one of the most comprehensive collection of regimental and unit histories ever published in one volume in South Africa. It is also the first time that the histories of many of the signal regiments and other units will be published and available to the general public, and will most probably – together with its two companion volumes - prove to be the book of reference on army signals in So...
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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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