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Book Reviews

Book review: Victory among people

To mangle Clausewitz somewhat, the theory of war is simple, but the practice can be very hard. This also applies to counterinsurgency, the dominant form of armed conflict since the end of the old War.

Book review: Erich von Manstein – Hitler's Master Strategist

Many consider German Field Marshal Erich von Manstein (born von Lewinski) the greatest operational genius, if not the best strategist, of World War Two. But was he also a war criminal and lucky to escape the gallows?

Book review: Anderkant Cuito

As far as I can determine, there is not yet an English translation of Anderkant Cuito – 'n Reisverhaal van die Grensoorlog. The book therefore sadly, for now, guard itself against reading.

Book review: Counter-strike from the sky

The Rhodesian security forces could muster some 1500 troops on any given day during the 1966-1980 “Bush War”, confronting them with an interesting conundrum in numbers, space and time their counterinsurgency against the guerillas of Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo.

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