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Angolan War of Liberation Colonial. Communist Clash, 1961-1974, by Al J. Venter

When a large group of rebels invaded Angola from a recently independent Congo in 1961, it heralded the opening shots in another African war of independence. Between 1961 and 1974, Portugal faced the extremely ambitious task of conducting three simultaneous counterinsurgency campaigns to preserve its hegemony of Angola, Portuguese Guinea and Mozambique. While other European states were falling over themselves in granting independence to their African possessions, Portugal chose to stay and fight ...
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1 RECCE: Die Nag Behoort Aan Ons, deur Alexander Strachan

1-Recce was die skerpste, veelsydigste en dodelikste spesialiseenheid in die ganse Suid-Afrikaanse weermag. Dié manne was superfiks, bomenslik taai en het vir niks gestuit nie. Hulle het telkens hul lewens op die spel geplaas in die uitvoering van hoogs geheime operasies agter vyandelike linies.
Dekades lank is oor al dié hoogs geheime sendings geswyg. Nou, vir die eerste keer, openbaar die Recce's se groot generaals (waaronder die legendariese kol Jan Breytenbach) hoe hulle gestuur is ...
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1 RECCE: The Night Belongs to Us, by Alexander Strachan

1-Recce was the sharpest, most versatile and deadliest specialist unit in the entire South African army. These men were super fit, unbelievably tough and stopped at nothing. Time and again they put their lives at risk in the execution of highly secret operations behind enemy lines.
For decades these missions have been kept secret. Now, for the first time, the Recces' most famous generals (including the legendary colonel Jan Breytenbach) reveal their involvement in many highly sensitive ...
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Angola: the hidden history of Washington's war, by Ernest Harsch & Tony Thomas

Angola: The Hidden History of Washington's War Hardcover – June 30, 1976
by Ernest Harsch (Author), Tony Thomas (Author), Malik Miah (Editor)
As Angola was winning its long struggle for independence from Portugal, the country was plunged into a civil war. Here is the documented record of the U. S. government’s secret military intervention in Angola, in alliance with Portuguese colonialism and the racist regime of South Africa.

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The Origins of the Angolan Civil War: Foreign Intervention and Domestic Political Conflict, 1961-76, by Fernando Andresen Guimaraes

An investigation of the origins of the Angolan civil war of 1975-76. By looking at the interaction between internal and external factors, it reveals the domestic roots of the conflict and the impact of foreign intervention on the civil war. The formative influence of colonialism and anti-colonialism on the emergence of Angolan rivalry since 1961 is described, and the externalization of that power struggle is analysed from a perspective of both international and domestic politics.

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Slag van Brug 14 (1976), SABC Documentary

On 29 April 1976, SABC-TV (the state television service) screened a 'documentary' recreation of the 'Battle of Bridge 14'. Gordon Winter, a defector from the Bureau of State Security, claimed the film had been compiled by South Mrican Military Intelligence. The hour-long 'Die Slag van Brug 14' was shot on location in Namibia with SADF troops playing all the roles. It portrayed a small SADF armoured car group, routing a numerically far superior force of Cubans at a strategic bridge somewhere in t...
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SWAPO Captive, by ANGULA, OIVA

A young Namibian goes into exile to join SWAPO’s military wing, PLAN, in the late 1970s. After dedicating his life to the movement, a series of purges within the organisation lead to him being wrongfully branded an apartheid spy and traitor. So begins Oiva Angula’s terrifying story of betrayal and torture by his comrades, which culminates in imprisonment in the omalambo – the hidden pits in Lubango, Angola, into which he, along with many others, is cast and left to die.

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Mirage Eskader (Afrikaans, DVD), by Bertrand Retief

Lt. Gerhard Muller is the son of a pilot who was killed while flying with the South African Air Force in Korea. At the time his best friend and fellow pilot, Chris Fourie, was the only one to return from their mission and since then there have been various rumours about what happened. Now Gerhard is joining a Mirage squadron at Waterkloof Air Force Base, where Fourie will be his immediate superior. In addition his grandfather, Colonel Greeff, is the base commander. Also joining the squadron is G...
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The Fourth Dimension – the untold story of military health in South Africa, by Col Ricky Naidoo (Editor-in-Chief)

The Fourth Dimension – the untold story of military health in South Africa is a magisterial study of the subject just published by the South African Military Health Service. A weighty tome of just less than 800 pages, it is the most comprehensive study of military health ever attempted in South Africa.

As such it records matters military medical reaching back to the turn of the 20th Century, with a look at the health support available to forces then engaged on both sides of the Anglo ...
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Parabat the documentary, from Efpe Senekal

"Parabat" the documentary is a 3 part series The Parabats were elite airborne soldiers in the South African Defence Force. During the SWA/Namibian border war, the Bats took part in several cross border operations into Angola and provided airborne Fireforce back-up to counter insurgency units on the ground.
The esprit de corps in this unit is legendary. In "Parabat" the documentary, South Africa's Airborne soldiers tell their own stories from 1960 to 1994.

Genres: Documentary
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LIVE TO FLY ANOTHER DAY - My Flying Experience in the South African Air Force, by Johan Nieuwoudt.

Limited Edition, A4 format in both soft and hardcover. In the retail only available from The Aviation Shop and as from today at The Aviation Shop stall in Hangar 2 at AAD 2018.

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Zulu Foxtrot Reloaded: More Life and Death with Koevoet, by Arn Durand

The terrorist was caught between our two Casspirs. Mandume, kolomesho, kolomesho, fok links, verby hulle,’ (left, left, fuck left drive past) I shouted down to Mandume and Mandume swung our Casspir to the left. As Boats’ Casspir was about to pass ours he opened fire with his .50 Browning. A long burst erupted and the insurgent was blown to hell and gone by the rounds while their driver Abraham drove their Casspir straight over the insurgent. My only concern was who would be paid the kopgeld?’ (b...
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The SAAF at war 1940-1984 - Bouwer & Louw

The SAAF At War 1940-1984 by JS Bouwer & MN Louw. First edition (becoming rapidly more scarce) published in 1989. Large format hardcover with dust jacket, 220 pages with index. Profusely illustrated with b/w and colour photographs, many from private collections. Lots of previously unseen Border War history. Also chapter on SWA Namibia and Angola. Excellent

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The Gender Politics of the Namibian Liberation Struggle, by Martha Akawa

‘One Namibia, One Nation!’ This slogan, one of the many chants of the South West African People’s Organization (SWAPO of Namibia) during the liberation struggle, called on the whole nation to come together and fight the common enemy in order to liberate the country from the yoke of apartheid. The men, the youth, the elders and the women were to form a solid team to contribute to the struggle in many ways. Calling on the nation to unite as one was a crucial point as the fractures in society were ...
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Batalha Histórica De Quifangondo, by Sergei Kolomnin

Sergei Kolomnin "Historical Battle of Quifangondo" Editorial "Ethnica", 2018, 128 pages + Photo Gallery. ISBN 7-341-31817-9

A new book by journalist and military historian, Vice-President of Angola's war Veterans Union, Sergei Kolomnin "Historical Battle of Quifangondo" was published. Although the content of the book is based on the published edition of the author in Russian " Russian track under kifangondo. Unknown pages of Black Africa history " (Publisher " ethnika ", m., 2014), pu...
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Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag

64-bladsy kleur brosjure uitgegee dur die Suid Afrikaanse Weermag met 'n voorwoord deur Generaal Geldenhuys.

64-Page colour brochure published by the South African Defence Force with a preface by General Geldenhuys.

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Die Suid-Afrikaanse KRYGSMAG, deur Helmoed-Romer Heitman

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Krygsmag, Deur Helmoed-Romer Heitman, Uitgegee deur CNA 1985, eerste uitgawe, groot format, harde band met stofomslag, met fotos, 192 bls.

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Steeds Kampioene Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag 1912 - 1987, deur Helmoed-Römer Heitman & W.A. Dorning

Steeds Kampioene Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag 1912 - 1987 (English & Afrikaans) deur Helmoed-Römer Heitman & W.A. Dorning. 75 years in the field, a concise history of the SA Defence Force, 1912 - 1987.
Publisher: Walker-Ramus Trading co.
Condition: Very good.
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 29.8 x 20.9 x 1.4 cm
Weight: 0.7 kg

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WAR OF INTERVENTION IN ANGOLA. VOLUME 1: ANGOLAN AND CUBAN FORCES AT WAR, 1975-1976,

As of 1975, the decades long insurgency in Angola appeared to be short of its conclusion. However, with no less than three major insurgent movements fighting for supremacy, the war went on and then South Africa, USA, the Soviet Union, Zaire and Cuba became involved.

Affairs like the CIA’s efforts to destabilise Angola for little else but to recoup its prestige after the catastrophic defeat in South Vietnam, or the South African military intervention in Angola – Operation Savannah – ha...
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Fapla. Baluarte da paz em Angola (1992)

A very interesting book on FAPLA of Angola. The book recounts the major transformations of the Angolan armed forces since the beginning of the national liberation armed struggle up til after independence. The first 15 years of its existence. This book should be in the collection of everyone interested in the military history of Southern Africa.

Photographer(s): ENFOTO, the FAPLA/film studio archives and Carlos Henriques and Domingo Júnior
Designer(s): unknown
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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

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