Book Reviews

Book review: The Rhodesian Light Infantry: Africa’s Commandos

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The Rhodesian Light Infantry: Africa's Commandos, edited by Mark Adams and Chris Cocks, is an interesting work. Commissioned by the Rhodesian Light...

Book Review: Dingo Firestorm – The Greatest Battle of the Rhodesian Bush War

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The fireforce concept of operations, used so successfully during the 1970s by the Rhodesian forces during the bush war, has been detailed...

Book Review: Shadows of a Forgotten Past: To the Edge with the Rhodesian SAS...

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At first glance Shadows of a Forgotten Past, with its action-filled cover image, glossy paper and large collection of colour and black-and-white...

Book Review: LZ Hot – Flying South Africa’s Border War

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The endorsements that garnish the front and rear covers of today's books are marketing techniques designed to elicit a heightened interest in...

Mad dog killers

Author Ivan Smith served with Lt Colonel "Mad Mike" Hoare's 5th Commando, technically part of the Armee Nationale Congolaise (ANC), the military...

Striking inside Angola with 32 Battalion

A dry but rich account of time spent with the famous 32 Battalion. Marius Scheepers was a national service signals officer (9C)...

BOOK REVIEW: Assegais, Drums and Dragoons

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Well-known military writer Willem Steenkamp's latest book, Assegais, Drums and Dragoons, A Military and Social History of the Cape 1510-1806 is a...

Book Review: Bush War

Nearly all accounts of the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale, in English, to date, are one-sided South African accounts. Shubin and Tokarev's Bush...

The IF Man

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Author Chris Ash asserts Victorian poet Rudyard Kipling wrote his signature poem, If, with Leander Starr Jameson, a man who feared nothing...

Book Review: Zambezi Valley Insurgency

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Zambezi Valley Insurgency is Dr JRT Wood's latest look at the Rhodesian Bush War, this time focussing on the period April 1966...

Shadow Commander

Shadow Commander follows in the wake of author Mike Guardia's first book, American Guerrilla, reviewed elsewhere on defenceWeb. Researching the former unearthed...

Book review: Operation Dingo

Co-issued with a British publisher, "Operation Dingo" is the first of the "[email protected]" series of which four titles have now been released:...

Book review: France in Centrafrique

"France in Centrafrique" is the second in a new series on African conflict, "[email protected]", and concentrates on French misadventures in the Central...

Book review: Battle for Cassinga

"Battle for Cassinga" is the third in a new series on African conflict, "[email protected]", and examines South Africa's still-very controversial cross-border parachute...

Book review: Selous Scouts

"Selous Scouts" is the fourth in a new series on African conflict, "[email protected]" and unlike the other three volumes in the series...

Book review: Hitler’s First War

From his earliest day in politics and literally to his last, Adolf Hitler never tired of talking about his experiences as a...

Book review: Hitler’s First War

From his earliest day in politics and literally to his last, Adolf Hitler never tired of talking about his experiences as a...

Book review: SuperFreakonomics

In SuperFreakonomics authors Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner again take an unconventional view of the everyday. Indeed, the book is...

Book review: D-Day, the Battle for Normandy

Anthony Beevor published his D-Day, the Battle for Normandy, in 2009, adding another popular work to an ever-growing literature on the subject....

Book review: The Shadow World

In The Shadow World Andrew Feinstein, assisted by Paul Holden and Barnaby Pace, tries to portray the global defence industry as uniquely...

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