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Simon’s Town Dockyard - The First Hundred Years.,

Provides a comprehensive history of the East Dockyard at Simon's Town and it's influence on the town that was erected around it.

Title: Simon's Town Dockyard: The First Hundred Years
Contributors: Simon's Town Historical Society, Naval Heritage Society of South Africa
Publisher: Simon's Town Historical Society and the South African Naval Heritage Trust, 2010
ISBN: 0620479329, 9780620479325
Length: 250 pages

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Move The Border: A History of the Greatest Battles of the Angolan Border War 1966-1989, by Marius Scheepers

An account which strives to place the war which South Africa fought in Angola in a historically meaningful perspective. Although the conflict initially centered on the opposing agendas of the SADF and People’s Liberation Army of Namibia of SWAPO, it was to escalate and take on an international Cold War character as Angolan, Cuban, and Soviet protagonists appeared on the stage of the unfolding drama. Apart from the political resolution which was subsequently achieved in South Africa, the war repr...
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Border War in Angola Ruacana: The Unnecessary War (English), by Mario Riva Morales

Paperback - February 14, 2020

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Die SAW en Cuito Cuanavale: 'n Taktiese en Strategiese Analise, deur Leopold Scholtz

Dit gebeur dikwels dat ’n skietoorlog deur ’n tweede oorlog gevolg word. Dié oorlog word nie met ammunisie of kartetse gevoer of met tenks en bomwerpers nie, maar met woorde. Die oorlog word as ’t ware op papier oorgeveg.”
In 1987–1988 was die stowwerige Angolese dorpie Cuito Cuanavale die toneel van die laaste gevegte van die Grensoorlog. Sedertdien is dit die fokuspunt van ’n openbare debat oor wie eintlik hierdie oorlog gewen het.
Die leierskorps van die Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag (SA...
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War of Intervention in Angola - Volume 2: Angolan and Cuban Forces at War, 1976-1983, by Adrien Fontanellaz

As of mid-1976, the civil war in Angola was seemingly decided: supported by a large contingent of Cuban forces, the MPLA established itself in power in Luanda. Its native competitors, the US-French-Zaire-supported FNLA, and UNITA, supported by China and South Africa, were in tatters. The French and Zaire-supported FLEC an armed movement for the independence of the oil-rich Cabinda enclave was in disarray. The last few of their surviving units were either driven ...
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Semper prorsum: Regiment Mooirivier, 1954-2001, by Front Cover Gerhardus Johannes Jakobus Oosthuizen

Title: Semper prorsum: Regiment Mooirivier, 1954-2001
Author: Gerhardus Johannes Jakobus Oosthuizen
Publisher: Ons Drukkers, 2003
Length: 182 pages

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Pik Botha en sy Tyd, deur Theresa Papenfus

Dis ’n belangrike boek oor die oorgangspolitiek in Suider-Afrika. Dit fokus op die rol wat ’n enkele persoon – Pik Botha – as deelnemer gespeel het oor ’n tydperk van meer as vyf dekades.

Meer oor die Skrywer:
Theresa Papenfus is ’n gebore Bolander en het op Worcester gematrikuleer. Ná haar studies in tale aan die Universiteit van Stellenbosch is sy in 1975 as verslaggeefster by Beeld in Pretoria aangestel.

“… a page-turner …. Certainly one of the most fasc...
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Die nuwe boek van Paul J. Els ‘ONS WAS DAAR WALVISBAAI’ is nou beskikbaar vanaf

Die boek is A4 met fotos, wat die stories van die SAW en SAP in Walvisbaai 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 Walvisbaai’ is now available from

The book is A4 in Afrikaans with stories and photos of the SADF and SAP in Walvis Bay....
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Enciclopédia da Aviação Militar Angolana 1975 - 1991, by Humberto Campos Abrantes

Prezados Amigos
Finalmente a minha obra sobre a aviação militar angolana referente ao período de 1975 -1991 está prestes a sair.
Todos quantos se julgam interessados por estas matérias, bem como quem queira conhecer a realidade dos factos históricos que envolveram o conflito armado angolano, devem pesquisar esta obra que é uma mais valia a ter em conta, sobretudo para os estudiosos da matéria da aviação.
Brevemente a obra será lançada e poderá ser adquirida na editora de autor ...
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Southern African Political History: A Chronology of Key Political Events from Independence to Mid-1997.

By Jacqueline Audrey by Jacqueline Audrey Kalley, Elna Schoeman, Lydia Eve Andor
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999 - History - 904 pages
An area in the midst of deep change, Southern Africa was in turmoil a short decade ago, its politics framed by white versus black, colonialism versus decolonialism, majority rule versus minority rights. With new political discourses beginning in the early 1990s, the mood today is one of interdependencies between the SADC member countries....
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HOSTAGE, by Glen Dixon, as told to Anthony Mockler

Story of the author's capture and escape from rebel forces in Angola.
Pp. 190, 8 plates; dust wrapper; Columbus Books, London, 1986. First U.K. edition.

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Buccaneers of 24 Squadron. Book 3 - The New Era, by Johan Conradie

The stock of the third book in the series Buccaneers of 24 Squadron - The new era has finally arrived and is available. Should you wish to place an order, please click on the web link below to place your order.
This is the ‘concise’ (561 page) story of the Buccaneer aircraft in service with 24 Squadron. The period covered by this book is from 1976 to 1984. This was the beginning of the new era with the 600 series modified Buccaneers entering service. During this period the Buccaneer went to...
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Buccaneers of 24 Squadron. Book 2 - The First Ten Years, by Johan Conradie

This is the concise story of the first ten years of service from 1966 to 1975 of the Buccaneer aircraft of 24 Squadron including all the tragic aircraft losses during this period, the Tip-to-Top race, sinking of the Wafra, Operation RSA-10 and the beginning of the Hanto bomb project.
Col Simon van Garderen (Retired) Ex Officer Commanding 24 Squadron writes:
"What a privilege it was to be a member of our illustrious Squadron!
“Dulcum et decorum est pro Patria mori,” says the Latin...
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Light Aircraft in SAAF Service. Volume 2. A Pictorial History 1945 - 2018, by Winston Brent

From Winston Brent: Ladies and Gents, The manuscript of Vol 2 of my "Light Aircraft in SAAF Service" - is at the printers to process. I expect to be able to PostNet or send via Courier Guy by last week of November, in time for your "from Dad to Dad" Christmas gift to be placed under the Christmas Tree. 240 A4 pages on gloss paper in full colour. Price R420 + PostNet or even Courier Guy.

Source: Facebook: Winston Brent‎ > SADF & Southern Africa Military History Books...
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Angola (1988), Board game by Phil Kendall

Angola recreates a brief portion of the violent, decades-long Angolan civil war that began in the 1970s with the fall of a colonial power and dragged its bloody way into the 21st century thanks in part to cold war politics.

Angola is a multi-player game in which players control the various Soviet- and US-backed factions that vied for control of Angola from 1975 to 1976. Originally released in limited quantities by Ragnar Brothers of the UK, Angola quickly became a rare and highly soug...
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Bos Toe! 'n Storie oor die laaste fase van die Grensoorlog - 32 Bataljon, deur Nico van der Walt

Hioerdie boek gaan oor die "bos"-oorlog en ook mense. Dit vertel doie storie van 'n jong man wat in die laat 1980's by die Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag vir diensplig aanmeld en neem die lesre op 'n kragtoer vanaf Basies en offisiersopleiding tot in die bosse van Namibië en Angola tydens die laaste gevegte van die Grensoorlog. Dit vertel van strawwe opleiding, 'n lewe in die Caprivi asook konstante operasionele ontplooiing. Verder beskryf die boek ook die gebeure direk na die oorlog en vertel die stor...
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Hulle is Vergete, Deur Johan Heyns

Vanaf Johan Heyns:
"Dit is met vreugde dat ek kan bekend maak dat my digbundel Hulle is vergete vandag bekendgestel. Dankie aan Heleen Malherbe vir 'n uitstekende hoë gehalte boek.

"Die bekendstelling het plaas gevind saam met die stigting van die Goudveld se eenheid van die SAMV. Dankie aan al die lede se vertroue in my om my te verkies as Voorsitter van die stigtings komitee.

"Dankie aan Johann du Preez dat jy met ons kom gesels het en ook vir wat jy doen v...
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A Tango With Death: Brigadier Tolletjie Botha & DCC, as told to Giancarlo Coccia

Dancing a tango with death' was the daily life of the DCC - the Directorate of Covert Collection - secret agents, working in what JJ 'Tolletjie' Botha called 'hostile countries'. Who were these men? Airline pilots, Belgian missionaries, German industrialists, engineers, medical doctors, high-ranking officers of enemy countries and last, but not least, people like a well-known Namibian lawyer and a famous, internationally acclaimed South African singer; people who, sometimes unwittingly, collabor...
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If you lie still, you will not get cold, by The General and The Colonel

If you lie still, you will not get cold. The untold story of the South African Citizen Force soldier in the Border War of the 1970s and 1980s by The General and The Colonel.

Sometimes called the 'pointy' end of the Cold War, the "Border War" saw white South African males taken from their careers and families, hastily re-trained and then dispatched into the Operational Area.

Two young Platoon Commanders from the historic Cape Town Highlanders Regiment embarked on thr...
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Rebels and Robbers. Violence in Post-Colonial Angola, by Assis Malaquias

Violent conflict has been the dominant feature in the last four decades of Angola’s history, making it one of Africa’s worst post-colonial tragedies.
Once justifiably regarded as a potential sub-regional leader in southern Africa, due to its considerable natural resources, it flirted instead with the possibility of becoming a ‘collapsed state’ for much of the first quarter century of its existence as an independent state.
What started out in 1961 as a national liberation war to dest...
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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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