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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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Soutie and the Big Crocodile, by Sapper Soutpiel

When PW Botha AKA The Big Crocodile enlisted young foreigners in South Africa’s armed forces he was expecting the heroic descendants of Vasco Da Gama, Winston Churchill and Field Marshall Rommel.
Instead, he got Sapper Soutpiel an asthmatic, short-sighted, brandy-swilling punk rocker who thought Apartheid was a bit silly.
Follow Soutie as he learns how to steal socks, forge signatures, dropkick helmets and bite his bed linen.
Can his testicles survive the freezing Free State, wil...
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Bush War: The Use of Surrogates in Southern Africa (1975-1989), by Major Joseph E. Escandon U.S. Army

The purpose of this monograph is to examine the use of indigenous surrogates by both the Republic of South Africa and Rhodesia in Southern Africa’s Bush Wars from 1975 to 1989. The Bush Wars are of significance because the use of surrogates in each case represents policy and doctrine that is outside of the United States military’s traditional understanding and employment of surrogates.

The methodology of this paper is to analyze two unique surrogate forces to determine if they signifi...
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Warfare and Tracking in Africa, 1952–1990, by Timothy J Stapleton

During the decolonization wars in East and Southern Africa, tracking became increasingly valuable as a military tactic. Drawing on archival research and interviews, Stapleton presents a comparative study of the role of tracking in insurgency and counter-insurgency across Kenya, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

1 Tracking and Identity
2 Tracking and Colonial Warfare
3 Kenya 19526
4 Rhodesia Zimbabwe 1965-80
5 South West Africa Namibia 1966-90
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5 South African Infantry Battalion From 1962-1994 © by Derek Austin

This book combines history of 5 South African Infantry Battalion from 1962-1994 and author Derek Austin's memoirs of his time spent completing his national service with the regiment. Included in the book are many photographs that Derek collected from former members of 5 SAI.

The book includes a Roll of Honour which lists all the known 5 SAI deaths.

Derek decided not to add any extra as this is his contribution to keeping the memory alive of 5 SAI. Photos are separated into...
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Combat: South Africa at War Along the Angolan Frontier, by Al J. Venter

Al Venter's latest book on South Africa's 23-year Border War along the Angolan frontier offers a host of new perspectives. These include details about units like the South African Air Force 44 Squadron which converted Dakota aircraft into flying gun platforms similar to those used in America's war in South-East Asia.
He also has American nuclear specialist David Albright - one of the leading authorities on nuclear proliferation - take a long hard look at Pretoria's atom bomb program. Elsewh...
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71 Motorised Brigade, by Lionel Crook

Previously Published by the Author in conjunction with the South African Legion in 1994. History of the South African Army, 71 Motorised Brigade.

Imprint: Lulu.Com
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2011
Authors: Lionel Crook
Format: Electronic book text
ISBN-13: 978-1-4476-0087-9

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Shangani Patrol (1970), Produced by RPM Film Studios, Directed by David Millin

The Shangani Patrol was a 34-soldier unit of the British South Africa Company that in 1893 was ambushed and annihilated by more than 3,000 Matabele warriors in Rhodesia, during the First Matabele War. Headed by Major Allan Wilson, the patrol was attacked just north of the Shangani River in Matabeleland, Rhodesia.

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Bat Out of Hell: A South African Paratrooper In America, by Granger Korff

The aftermath…
After the dust had settled, the smell of gun powder had dispersed, the crashing sound of mortars and RPG7s had faded away … what ghosts returned with young South African soldiers of the border war generation who fought at the tip of the spear against the communist threat on South Africa’s border?
Young ‘parabats’, manufactured by the formidable factory of 1 Parachute Battalion, had been rushed to the forefront of the action in the Border War.
Now in the same civili...
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BORN TO STORMby Col Herman van Niekerk HCS, SM, MMM


Experience the ruthlessness of life and adapt to it by realising that in the quest to survive, empowerment is required. Learn that this lifestyle has serious consequences for the good and for the bad. Relentlessly push forward to get into positions from where top-class military operations are executed which have serious strategic consequences.

Gets drawn into...
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Die Kommunisme In Aksie, deur C.F. de Villiers, F.R. Metrowich, J.A. du Plessis

See "THE COMMUNIST STRATEGY by C. F. de Villiers, F. R. Metrowich and J. A. du Plessis", for a Review on the English version book done by Lt GenL K. R. COSTER, ICD, OBE: Communist Strategy: 'Wake up, before it is too late!’

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The Communist Strategy, by C.F. de Villiers, F.R. Metrowich, J.A. du Plessis

Communist Strategy: 'Wake up, before it is too late!’

THE COMMUNIST STRATEGY by C. F. de Villiers, F. R. Metrowich and J. A. du Plessis, Department of Information, Pretoria, 1975; 136 pp plus Bibliography and Maps.

• Reviewed by Lt Genl K. R. COSTER, ICD, OBE.

There is a great tendency on the part of many people who live in democratic societies to ignore books, papers or pronouncements on communism because “they have heard it all befo...
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Geskiedkundige herinneringe, Regiment Vaalrivier 1960-2008


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Avontuur in Angola: die verhaal van Suid-Afrika se soldate in Angola, 1975-1976, deur Sophia du Preez

A lot of secrets of the early years of the bushwar in Angola & Namibia were revealed in this book for the first time. The author was a military historian in the employ of the SADF. Afrikaans text. Hardcover, dust jacket, pp.xii,235, photo-plates, maps.

Publisher: J.L. van Schaik; 1. uitg edition (1989)
Language: Afrikaans
ISBN-10: 062701691X
ISBN-13: 978-0627016912

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FIREARMS: Developed and Manufactured in Southern Africa 1949 - 2000, edited by Chas Lotter

Two hundred and twenty local firearms are covered in this new reference guide. The full story of these firearms and of the people who designed them has never before been told. This new firearms reference guide is the result of eight years of hard work tracing and interviewing key people, scanning original documents and taking original photographs.
This book comprehensively covers the technical data on Southern African hunting rifles, sporting arms, handguns and military firearms as well as ...
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The South African Intelligence Services: From Apartheid to Democracy, 1948-2005, by Kevin A. O'Brien

This book is the first full history of South African intelligence and provides a detailed examination of the various stages in the evolution of South Africa's intelligence organizations and structures. Covering the apartheid period of 1948-90, the transition from apartheid to democracy of 1990-94, and the post-apartheid period of new intelligence dispensation from 1994-2005, this book examines not only the apartheid government's intelligence dispensation and operations, but also those of the Afr...
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A Spook’s Progress: From Making War to Making Peace, by Maritz Spaarwater

From the 1960s, Maritz Spaarwater was an intelligence agent for the South African government, first for Military Intelligence and later for National Intelligence. In the late 1980s, he was among the first to start official discussions overseas with the exiled leadership of the ANC, and he became involved in the negotiations that led to the 1994 election. This is his story. A Spook’s Progress plays out in a range of locations, from army bases in Namibia to the NIS offices in Pretoria, from the du...
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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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