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Book Reviews

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.

Book review: The search for Puma 164

There seems to be no end of excellent titles from the 30 degrees South publishing stable, and The search for Puma 164 – Operation Uric and the assault on Mapai is among the latest.

Book Review: Shadows in the Sand

“In 2010 I heard that someone was willing to write our story. I knew I had the ability to write down my feelings and experiences, so I started to put them to paper. … It was only when I wrote them down that I began to realise what a remarkable life I'd had, because of one factor: my ability to analyse shadows in the sand.”

Book Review: Come back to Portofino

“The general public could not comprehend what their boys had gone through or how the war had changed them,” writes author James Bourhill at the conclusion of “Come back to Portofino – Through Italy with the 6th South African Armoured Division”.

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