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Editor Engelbrecht Archive

Archive: Artillery - The God of War

Traditionally -- and statistically -- the artillery has been the major killer on the battlefield. Simply put, the task of the infantry and cavalry -- and latterly the armour -- have been to fix the enemy in place long enough for the artillery to destroy them with massed fire.


Archive: A matter of opinion

Opinions are a wonderful escape from reality. Germans spent most of the final years of World War Two believing they were winning on all fronts. It was an opinion that turned out to be mistaken, although it was based on the incontrovertible fact that Germany was successful in the initial years of that conflict.  

Archive: The Air-Ground Task Force

The case for the Air-Ground Task Force (AGTF) was made in the November 2001 edition this Journal. This article will build on its predecessor by suggesting how such a force might be organised.

Archive: Aerospace strategy takes wing

A long-anticipated strategy to boost South Africa’s aerospace sector the way that the Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP) bolstered the country’s car-making sector is about to see the light of day. South Africa’s Business Day newspaper reports a draft has been submitted to Trade and Industry minister Mandisi Mpahlwa for approval.

Archive: The Willi Sanger battalion: modern-day Seydlitz troops?

The Nationalen Volksarmee (National People’s Army, NVA) of the defunct German Democratic Republic (East Germany, GDR), combined the essential elements of Prussian militarism with the writings of Friedrich Engels to form a formidable, high-readiness military, capable of invading western Germany at a few hours’ notice to complete the historic task of reuniting the country under the hammer and sickle.

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