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South African Coat of Arms 1932 - 2000

New Armorial Bearings and supporters were granted to the Union of South Africa by Royal Warrant in 1910. These Arms were later changed to improve their "artistic" quality and a new design was approved by the London College of Arms in 1930. An "embellished" version was approved on 21 September 1932 and came into use during 1933. It is this version which was subsequently registered at the South African Bureau of Heraldry on 13 May 1968 with the following blazon: ARMS: Quarterly per fess wavy…

South African armor from the Bush War to the present. [1000×715]

High quality images of the military (from all countries).

Grave of Piet Retief

Below the memorial on KwaMatiwane Hill, lies the grave of Piet Retief. Boer hero.

Iron Fist From The Sea: South Africa's Seaborne Raiders 1978-1988 - Douw Steyn & Arnè Söderlund

This seminal work documents the clandestine seaborne operations undertaken by South Africa’s 4 Reconnaissance Commando Regiment. It breathtakingly reveals the versatility and effectiveness of this elite unit which worked with a range of other South African and Rhodesian forces, including the Rhodesian SAS, to engage in a range of raiding and war fighting activities. These operations saw the clandestine reconnaissance of harbours, the sinking of enemy shipping and the destruction of shore…

A Crowd of 175,000..

...sitting in amphitheater and spread out up hillside topped by huge stone monument to the Voortrekkers, the 19th century Dutch who settled Cape Town, during huge celebration in Pretoria, in honour of their country's pioneers. December 1949 Photo: Margaret Bourke-White

Troops from SWATF 31/201 Battalion, 1980's

Goede Hoop

Een reis door Zuid-Afrika, in zeven delen van Kaapstad van Johannesburg. Volg vanaf 17 maart de (web)series op Facebook, Instagram, YouTube en natuurlijk NPO2.