Book Reviews

Book review: Dien Bien Phu

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Hell in a very small place, subtitled The Siege of Dien Bien Phu is the classic account of a French defeat in...

Book review: We defended Normandy

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We defended Normandy is a slim and frankly disappointing account of the Battle of Normandy as seen through German eyes. The author...

Book review: Eye on the money

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The furore surrounding the "arms deal" as government's so-called Strategic Defence Package (SDP) is known to most South Africans refuses to die...

Book review: After the Party

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The African National Congress' (ANC) handling of the so-called 1999 "arms scandal" was an important moment in the history of the democratic...

Book review: The Kevin Woods Story

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Kevin Woods is lucky to be alive. Somewhere in the 1980s he made a crucial mistake – to work for Colonel Joe Verster,...

Book review: Kenya Cowboy

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The Kenyan "Emergency" of the 1950s was one of a number of nasty insurgencies and counterinsurgencies the British faced in the wake...

Book review: Delta Scout

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Counterinsurgency is largely about intelligence –keeping a finger on the pulse of a community, setting up and maintaining informer networks, making sense...

Book review: Assignment Selous Scouts

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Assignment Selous Scouts attracted some media attention at the time of its publication in late 2006 because of claims that South African...

Book Review: Executive Outcomes

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South Africa's famously tough stance against "mercenaries" is the result of the success of one man – Eeben Barlow, founder of Executive...

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