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Book Review: Vlug 237 Ben Gurion Na Waterkloof

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During the years prior to the first democratic elections, most foreign countries regarded South Africa to be a pariah state as a result of...

Book review: Mad Mike Hoare – the Legend

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Any book about a controversial figure that is subtitled ‘The Legend’ ought to be treated with caution, but the story of ‘Mad Mike’ as...

Book Review:  Ratels on the Lomba. The Story of Charlie Squadron

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Military historian Dr. Leopold Scholtz wrote Ratels on the Lomba to remember the National Servicemen of the then South African Defence Force (SADF)...

Book review: Uiters Geheim en Ander Anekdotes

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This is a memoir written in Afrikaans by Kobus de Villiers, a South African engineer who spent his working life on top...

Book review: Operation Relentless – The world’s Most Wanted Criminal; The Elite Forces Hunt...

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Operation Relentless is the gripping story of the years-long effort to catch arms dealer Viktor Bout, nicknamed ‘The Merchant of Death' and...

Wings over Langebaanweg. Stories from a South African Air Force Base

Hermanus-based Andrew Embleton's third book on SA Air Force (SAAF) training looks set to be a winner with the military flying fraternity. "Wings...

Book Review: Harsh Lessons: Iraq, Afghanistan And the Changing Character of War

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The interventions by the US and its allies in Iraq and Afghanistan were on a massive scale and came close to failure....

Apartheid Guns and Money – a tale of profit

"Apartheid Guns and Money - a tale of profit" is the latest addition to the stable of South African non-fiction providing much-needed...

Book Review: Firearms Developed and Manufactured in Southern Africa 1949-2000

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This weighty tome is a definitive reference guide to firearms developed during the region's golden age of gunmaking. It took seventeen contributors...

“Composite Warfare” – a composite insight into conflict and war in Africa

Eeben Barlow is a name well-known to those who are practitioners of military arts and skills, especially in Africa. He has now taken...

Book Review: China’s Cyber Power

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The cyber domain has become central to the struggle for strategic advantage between the US and the West on the one hand,...

Book review: Recce: Small Team Missions Behind Enemy Lines

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Professional soldier Koos Stadler has written a remarkable book chronicling his experiences as a special forces small reconnaissance team member operating behind...

Book Review: Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Islamist Insurgency

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Much about the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram is shrouded in mystery. Last week the President of Chad, Idriss Deby, claimed Boko...

Book Review: Raising The Bar: Hope and Renewal in South Africa

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Raising the Bar is Songezo Zibi's first book and seeks to provide a thorough, accurate analysis on the different issues preventing...

Sporting Soldiers: South African troops at play during World War I

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For soldiers in the First World War, sport was a way for them to escape the horrors of the battlefield or the...

Endgame: Book Review

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Endgame is yet another addition to the growing number of titles exploring aspects of one of the seduction efforts that eventually led...

Endgame: Book Review

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Endgame is yet another addition to the growing number of titles exploring aspects of one of the seduction efforts that eventually led...

Book review: From Addis to the Aosta Valley

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From Addis to the Aosta Valley: A South African in the North African and Italian Campaigns 1940-1945, was originally titled "One of...

Book Review: Tumult in the clouds

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By his own admission Dean Wingrin is a military aviation junkie and his love of the subject has manifested itself in a...

Book Review: The Battle in Bangui: The Untold Inside Story

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This 40-page publication is a "must read" for everyone in uniform as well as those charged with decision-making in the South African...

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