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Winston Churchill (on the right) was himself a famous prisoner during the Boer War.  The later prime minister, had temporarily resigned from service with the British military, but was working as a correspondent for the Morning Post when an armored train on which he was present was attacked and derailed by Boer commandos.  Churchill was captured by Louis Botha (who himself would later become famous as the first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa).

Famous Personages from the Boer War

Several people made comments on the recent Conan Doyle post regarding the Boer War, so the conflict was on my mind. If you're not famil...

The government had to take action to curb Swapo activities. Swapo stepping up activities in the operational area. On 27/10/1977 a large group of surgents crossed the border and encountered a security patrol. The contact turned into a running battle for 3 days.  When shooting died down, 61 insurgents were dead and 6 security force members.A severe blow for Swapo. Swapo was out to wreck the so-called Western 5(US,Britain,France,Germany,Canada)

“Grensoorlog” – Wie breinspoel vir wie? - Suidlanders

Lees net die artikels wat op hierdie webblad geskryf is, dan besluit uself of u gebreinspoel is om te glo, ons woon in `n geseënde land? Dan besluit uself of hierdie land `n utopia is, of soos die Universiteit van die Oranje Vrystaat se rektor sê: “`n gemors is”? Dan besluit uself of Suidlanders, of …

Terwyl wit Suid-Afrika apartheid teen die agtergrond van die Koue Oorlog steun en agtienjariges diensplig aanvaar, dra Radio Freedom die boodskap van die vryheidstryd na jongmense in Namibië. Ook hulle neem die wapen op, en gaan van die platteland van Ovambo na sneeubedekte Moskou vir opleiding. `n Guerilla-oorlog begin. Ons skets die twee wêrelde waaruit soldate in teenoorstaande magte in die Grensoorlog kom.

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Terwyl wit Suid-Afrika apartheid teen die agtergrond van die Koue Oorlog steun en agtienjariges diensplig aanvaar, dra Radio Freedom die boodskap van die vryheidstryd na jongmense in Namibië. Ook hulle neem die wapen op, en gaan van die platteland van Ovambo na sneeubedekte Moskou vir opleiding. `n Guerilla-oorlog begin. Ons skets die twee wêrelde waaruit soldate in teenoorstaande magte in die Grensoorlog kom.

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Daily Maverick - Hatebook: SA border war vets outraged by 'Soldier's Story'

Hatebook: SA border war vets outraged by ‘Soldier’s Story’

Vitriol, threats of violence and hate speech followed The Daily Maverick's publication of “The unknown hero: A soldier's story” in which Tony Batista tells the tale of an unnamed Angolan Border War hero he’d like to track down and thank. Vets felt the story positioned them as “monsters” and racists, and hit back hard. Very hard. By MANDY DE WAAL.

015 - SADF National Service 7 SAI (1979-1981)

015 - SADF National Service 7 SAI (1979-1981)

Conscription - 7th South African Infantry Battalion (7 SAI) "Visitors Weekend" at the Bourke's Luck military base - a Saturday and Sunday during Basic Training when family & friends were allowed to visit the base and spend some time with conscripts. July 29, 1979. Ma-Vis, Klaus Fischer, Bridget Fischer, Kim Fischer, ML (?), Michael Horst Zeller, Monique Fischer, Kenneth van Rensburg, Annie Lombardi.

ouman. Every ex SADF/SAAF soldier understands this and the camaraderie associated with it.

ouman. Every ex SADF/SAAF soldier understands this and the camaraderie associated with it.

Those were the days (1981) - SADF.

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SADF mech unit

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SADF mech unit

Carter took this picutre of the SADF medics taking care of some ANC members after the attack from the IFP.

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SADF - Bike Squad

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SADF - 01 (1980 - 1990's)

SADF - 01 (1980 - 1990's)