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Wounded South African Para's in a makeshift medical post. Battle of Cassinga - Angola Military Life, Military History, Once Were Warriors, Army Day, Vietnam War Photos, Defence Force, Paratrooper, African History, Special Forces

Wounded South African Para's in a makeshift medical post. Battle of Cassinga - Angola

 Army Sniper charged with murder on the battlefield in new book, SAVING SANDOVAL! Union Of South Africa, South African Air Force, Tactical Survival, Tactical Gear, Forced Perspective, Defence Force, African Countries, African History, Special Forces

Challenge Accepted

South Africa's armed forces invaded Angola in 1975, setting off a war that had consequences for the whole region that are still felt today. A Far-Away War contributes to a wider understanding of this war in Angola and Namibia. The book does not only look at the war from an "old" South African (Defence Force) perspective, but also gives a voice to participants “on the other side” – emphasising the role of the Cubans and Russians.

Dead Men Running: On the front line of the South African Border War - Gavin Manning Military Life, Military History, Brothers In Arms, Special Forces, Special Ops, Defence Force, Dead Man, African History, History Books

Dead Men Running: On the front line of the South African Border War - Gavin Manning

Imagine the most tenacious and skilled soldiers in the business fighting in the most brutal of bush wars, Gavin Manning was there, from 1982 - 88, on the border of northern Namibia and southern Angola - right in the thick of it. The ultra-covert South African special forces unit known as Koevoet (or Special OPS-K) has been shrouded in mystery for three decades. This book will blow the lid off the box and set all the misconceptions straight. Manning gives a gripping account of tracking the…