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France’s Macron calls 1961 massacre of Algerians an ‘unforgivable crime’

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Emmanuel Macron on Saturday denounced as an "unforgivable crime" a bloody crackdown on Algerian protesters by police in Paris 60 years ago, the strongest...

The South African Legion to commemorate centenary in Cape Town

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The SA Legion will be holding its centenary from 15 to 17 October in Cape Town, to be opened by Deputy Mayor Ian Nielson....

Lockdown regulations cut SANDF museums visitor numbers

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With Heritage Month ending the three known SA National Defence Force (SANDF) museums have, in common with other repositories of history, been hamstrung by...

Black and Indian pilots are part and parcel of SAAF heritage

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The SAAF (SA Air Force Museum) in its Heritage Month contribution notes the first “person of colour” to be awarded wings was Koomaresen Eargambram. An...

Russian volunteers honoured at Anglo-Boer War Museum

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A plaque has been unveiled commemorating Russian volunteers who had fought in the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902). Timed to coincide with South Africa’s Heritage Day, the...

Passion for military aviation leads to flight gear collection

A Cape Town residence is home to a veritable treasure trove of military aviation memorabilia including a South African designed, developed and fabricated helmet-mounted...

Military History Museum maintenance day

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Ex-servicemen did their bit for South Africa’s military history days ahead of 1 September, which marks the start of Heritage Month, putting elbow grease...

Egypt finds ancient military vessel, Greek graves in sunken city

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Divers have discovered rare remains of a military vessel in the ancient sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion - once Egypt's largest port on the Mediterranean...

British Empire’s African soldiers to receive belated recognition

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African soldiers and bearers who fought for the British Empire in little-known theatres of World War I will finally be acknowledged equally to British...

Veterans spit and polish parade at Military History Museum

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The premier showcase of South African military history - the National Museum of Military History in Johannesburg – will be on the receiving end...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...