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South African troops taking a break.

South African troops taking a break.

From the book "South Africa's Border War' by Willem Steenkamp

From the book "South Africa's Border War' by Willem Steenkamp

Ian and Ricardo - Platoon 1, 3 SAI, somewhere across the 'kaplyn' May 1, 1980, Operation 'Liberation 1". Note the 60mm and R1 rifle were carried. That's over 10kg plus four 60mm rounds at 1.4kg (total 5.6kgs) and four R1 mags took total to near 20kgs and that's not counting water or food. I was nearly always spared having a turn carrying the platoon B25 radio.

Ian and Ricardo - Platoon 1, 3 SAI, somewhere across the 'kaplyn' May 1, 1980, Operation 'Liberation 1". Note the 60mm and R1 rifle were carried. That's over 10kg plus four 60mm rounds at 1.4kg (total 5.6kgs) and four R1 mags took total to near 20kgs and that's not counting water or food. I was nearly always spared having a turn carrying the platoon B25 radio.

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Casualties of War 1981

Casualties of War 1981

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Defence ForceMy LandMilitary HistoryArmed ForcesTroops

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Photo EssayCold WarMilitary HistoryArmyPlaces

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