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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...

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...

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: 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...

Book review: Victory among people

To mangle Clausewitz somewhat, the theory of war is simple, but the practice can be very hard. This also applies to counterinsurgency,...

Book review: Anderkant Cuito

As far as I can determine, there is not yet an English translation of Anderkant Cuito – 'n Reisverhaal van die Grensoorlog....

Book review: Counter-strike from the sky

The Rhodesian security forces could muster some 1500 troops on any given day during the 1966-1980 "Bush War", confronting them with an...

Book review: The search for Puma 164

There seems to be no end of excellent titles from the 30 degrees South publishing stable, and The search for Puma...

Book Review: Come back to Portofino

"The general public could not comprehend what their boys had gone through or how the war had changed them," writes author James...

Book review: The utility of force

General Rupert Smith published his "The Utility of Force – The Art of War in the Modern World" to well-deserved acclaim some...

Book Review: The Art of War

Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" is arguably one of two great books written on the topic, the other being Major General...

Book review: Uncle George

The late Carel Birkby was a fine writer and "Uncle George" illustrates well his fine eye and finer humour. Brigadier, then Major...

Book Review: Pathfinder Company

What an excellent book! Well written, well illustrated and humorous, Pathfinder Company tells the story of the short-lived reconnaissance and raiding force...

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