Browsing Category Military History, including Anglo-Boer War

Lubbe (L.) VAN OVAMBOLAND TOT MASJONALAND,
362pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., map, hardback, No Place, 2014. R775
Louis Lubbe tells the story of the South African Police's twenty-three year involvement in the Border War in South-West-Africa (Namibia), Caprivi and Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). According to Lubbe all records and photographs of the SAP's involvement in the war were destroyed in 1993.

Text in Afrikaans.
Alberts (C.) CHOPPER DOWN!, the story of a mercenary pilot in Africa
352pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Durban, 2016. R295
Carl Alberts was a helicopter gunship pilot with the South African Defence Force and served in South West Africa and Angola during the Border War. In 1984 he was awarded the Honoris Crux for his actions at Cuvelai in southern Angola. In 1993 he joined Executive Outcomes and fought in Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast. In 2004 he was fined for engaging in foreign mercenary activities.
Ash (C.) KRUGER'S WAR, the truth behind the myths of the Boer War
642pp., illus., maps. paperback, Durban, 2017. R425
An updated and expanded edition of Chris Ash's “Kruger, Kommandos & Kak: debunking the myths of the Boer War”, published in 2014.

Chris Ash is also the author of “The If Man: Dr Leander Starr Jameson: the inspiration for Kipling’s masterpiece” and "Matabele: the war of 1893 and the 1896 rebellions" and
Ash (C.) MATABELE, the war of 1893 and the 1896 rebellion
336pp., illus., maps, paperback, Durban, 2016. R295
Chris Ash's history of the Matabele wars of the 1890s.

Chris Ash is also the author of "The If Man: Dr Leander Starr Jameson: the inspiration for Kipling's masterpiece" and "Kruger, Kommandos & Kak: debunking the myths of the Boer War".
Avgustus (Y.) A RUSSIAN FIGHTING FOR THE BOER CAUSE, translated and edited by Boris Gorelik
52pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R80
Extracts from the essays Yevgeny Avgustus contributed to the journal, "Varshavsky Voyenny Zhurnal" about his experiences with the Krugersdorp Commando and the Russian Commando during the Anglo-Boer War.
Baines (G.) & Vale (P.) eds. BEYOND THE BORDER WAR, new perspectives on southern Africa's late-Cold War conflicts
342 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
"This volume offers new perspectives on the Border War through the paradigms of diplomatic and military history, cultural and literary studies, as well as victimology".

Contributions include "The Cold War and South Africa: repetitions and revisions on a prolegomenon" by Peter Vale,
"The Construction and Subversion of Gender Stereotypes in Popular Cultural Representations of the Border War" by Michael Drewett,
"Writing from Within: representations of the Border War in South African literature" by Henriette Roos,
"Remaking Our Histories: the liberation war in post-colonial Namibian writings" by Keike Becker,
"'Oh Shucks, Here Comes UNTAG!': peace-keeping as adventure in Namibia" by Robert Gordon, and
"South Africa's Role in Namibia/Angola: the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Account" by Christopher Saunders.

Gary Baines is an Associate Professor in the History Department and Peter Vale is the first Nelson Mandela Chair of Politics, both at Rhodes University.
Balaam (A.) BUSH WAR OPERATOR, memoirs of the Rhodesian Light Infrantry, Selous Scouts and beyond
251pp, b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback , Solihull, 2014. R490
Andrew Balaam was a member of the Rhodesian Light Infantry and later the Selous Scouts during the Rhodesian Bush War. At the end of the war he left Rhodesia and joined Ron Reid Daly and other former members of the Scouts in the Transkei, and was involved in the attempted coups in the Ciskei and Lesotho.

"The finest account I've read on the Selous Scouts. Without any kind of glorification whatsoever, Andy Balaam tells it like it was - the fear, the terror, the adrenaline highs of combat in the bush - and it is one of the first accounts to actually describe in depth the workings of the Scouts fames 'pseudo ops'." Chris Cocks, author of "Fireforce"
Ballinger (T.) A WALK AGAINST THE STREAM , a Rhodesian national service officer's story of the Bush War
364pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Solihull, 2015. R475
Tony Ballinger relates his personal experiences in the Rhodesian Army. While doing his compulsory national service he was selected for a trainee officer course at the School of Infantry in Gwelo. Commissioned, he initially commanded 4th Platoon 4 Independent Company RR. He went on to serve in 1 Independent Company RR, Support Company RR, and finally became weapons and tactics instructor in PATU (the Police Anti-Terrorist Unit) based at Morris Depot, Salisbury (Harare). He now lives in Salisbury in the UK.
Barker (J.) ZIMBABWE, paradise plundered
291 pp., map, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R250
This book was privately published by the author in 2007 under the title "Paradise Plundered".

Foreword by Peter Stiff.

Jim Barker relates the story of his life in Zimbabwe. A tobacco farmer, he volunteered for the Police Anti-Terrorist Unit (PATU) when the Bush War started. After buying his own light aircraft he was accepted into the Police Reserve Air Wing (PRAW), where he remained until the end of the war. After the 1980 elections he returned to farming. When an "Acquisition of Land Order" was served on him he successfully fought the confiscation of his farm through the courts several times but in 2002 he was forced off the farm without compensation.
Barlow (E.) COMPOSITE WARFARE, the conduct of successful ground force operations in Africa
535pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2016. R350
A guide and textbook for African soldiers and scholars "who wish to understand the development of hostilities, strategy, operational design, doctrine and tactics." from the back cover

Eeben Barlow was the founder and chairman of Executive Outcomes (EO), where he trained SADF Special Forces in covert operations. He draws on his experiences and lessons learnt in various countries in Africa where he has served governments as a politico-military strategist, division commander, division adviser, battalion commander and specials operations commander. He is the chairman of STTEP International Ltd, a company that supports predominately African governments. He is also the author of "Executive Outcomes: against all odds".
Barr (D.) FOUR FLAGS, the odyssey of a professional soldier, part 2: Rhodesian Security Forces 1979-80, South African Defense Force 1981-83
365pp., illus., paperback, Solihull, 2017. R490
The second part of ex-Marine Dave Barr's memoirs. This book covers his time in the Israeli Army Paratroopers, the Rhodesian Light Infantry and the South African Defense Force. In 1981 he was injured in a landmine explosion in southern Angola and lost both his legs.

Part one, which covers his time with the USA Marine Corps 1969-72 and the Israeli Defence Force 1975-77, is also available.
Barry (A.) ONS JAPIE, die Boereoorlogdagboek van Anna Barry, met voor- en nawoord deur Ena Jansen
200pp., illus., map, paperback, New Edition, Pretoria, (1960) 2016. R220
First published in 1960 under the title "Ons Japie, dagboek gehou gedurende die Driejaringe Oorlog".

New foreword and afterword by Ena Jansen, author of "Afstand en Verbintenis" and "Soos Familie: stedelike huiswerkers in Suid-Afrikaanse tekste".

Anna Barry was born in 1884 in the Free State. During the Anglo-Boer War she lived on the family farm in the Ficksburg district and later in Basutoland. In 1908 she married the lawyer Charlie Reitz and spent the rest of her life in Bloemfontein.
Baxter (P.) FRANCE IN CENTRAFRIQUE, from Bokassa and Operation Barracuda to the days of EUFOR
64 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2011. R185
Peter Baxter explores the early colonial and post-colonial history of French Equatorial Africa, focusing especially on the role of the Central African Republic in the Second World War and the Free French Movement. He examines France's many interventions in the region, traces overt and covert French military actions and the increasing involvement of the international community in the coups and counter-coups that characterised the 1990s and beyond, including Operation Barracuda, Operations Almandin I, II and III and Operation Boali.

Volume 2 in the Africa@War series.

Peter Baxter is an author, amateur historian and African field, mountain and heritage travel guide. He lives in the U.S.A.
Baxter (P.) MAU MAU, Kenyan emergency, 1952-60, Africa @ War volume 7
56 pp., map, illus., paperback, Solihull and Durban, 2012. R185
Peter Baxter discusses the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya, (formerly British East Africa), and the strategies applied by the British authorities to crush the rebellion.
Baxter (P.) SAAF'S BORDER WAR, the South African Air Force in combat, 1966-1989, Africa @ War volume 8
64 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2012. R185
An account of the major operations that the South African Air Force was involved in South West Africa/Namibia and Angola during the period of the Border War.
Baxter (P.) SELOUS SCOUTS, Rhodesian counter-insurgency specialists
63 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2011. R185
A history of the Selous Scouts Regiment, the counter-insurgency unit of the Rhodesian Army, formed in 1973 at the height of the Bush War by Lieutenant-Colonel Ron Reid-Daly at the behest of General Peter Wallis. The unit was involved in reconnaissance operations into Zambia and Botswana and flying-column raids into Mozambique, operating until the introduction of majority rule in 1980.

Volume 4 in the Africa@War series.

Peter Baxter is an author, amateur historian and African, field, mountain and heritage travel guide. Born and educated in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) he now lives in the USA.
Blake (A.) BROEDERTWIS, bittereinder en joiner: Christiaan en Piet de Wet
366pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R240
Albert Blake attempts to understand the two brothers, Christiaan and Piet de Wet, and how they came to make the choices they did during the Anglo-Boer War: Christiaan fighting until the bitter end while his brother Piet took up arms against his fellow Afrikaners.

Albert Blake is also the author of "Boereverraaier", which was made into the film, "Verraaiers". In 2014 he was awarded the Louis Hiemstra Prize for non-fiction for "Boerekryger: 'n seun se hoogster offer".
Blake (A.) ONTSNAP!, Boerekrygsgevangenes se strewe na vryheid
394pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R250
Albert Blake relates the stories of Boer soldiers who escaped from the British prisoner-of-war camps in South Africa, India, Bermuda, St. Helena and Ceylon during the Anglo-Boer War.

Albert Blake is also the author of "Boereverraaier: terugstellings tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog" and "Boerekryger: 'n seun se hoogste offer".
Blake (C.) FROM SOLDIER TO CIVVY,
302 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R200
A collection of writings that explore how conscription into the South African Defence Force and taking part in the Border War affected soldiers and their families. Includes accounts by eight National Servicemen as well as interviews with mothers, wives, sisters and girlfriends.
Blake (C.) TROEPIE SNAPSHOTS, pictorial recollections of the South African Border War
320 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R295
A collection of photographs taken, often illegally, between 1974 and 1989 by South African National Defence Force conscripts, accompanied by Cameron Blake's captions and general history of the time.
Boje (J.) AN IMPERFECT OCCUPATION, enduring the South African War
243pp., illus., map, hardback, d.w., Urbana, 2015. R850
An account of the choices Afrikaner and Black residents of the Winburg district faced during the British occupation.

"Boje's sensitive analysis showcases the motives, actions, and reactions of Boers and Africans alike as initial British accomodation gave way to ruthlessness. Challenging notions of Boer unity and homogeneity, Boje illustrates the precarious tightrope of resistance, neutrality, and collaboration walked by people on all sides. He also reveals how the repercussions of the war's transformative effect on Afrikaner identity play out in today's South Africa" from the inside front cover

John Boje is a research associate of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the Univeristy of Pretoria.
Bopela (T.) & Luthuli (D.) UMKHONTO WE SISWE, fighting for a divided people
272 pp.,, Johannesburg, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
Thula Bopela and Daluxolo Luthuli left South Africa to join Umkhonto we Siswe (MK), the armed wing of the ANC, in Tanzania in the early 1960s. After receiving military training in the Soviet Union and fighting alongside Joshua Nkomo's ZIPRA in Rhodesia, they were both captured. Thula Bopela was tried for terrorism in Rhodesia and spent thirteen years in prison. After his release he became a successful business man, and is now a senior official in South Africa's Ministry of Defence. Daluxolo Luthuli was handed over to South Africa where he was convicted of terrorism and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on Robben Island. After his release in 1979 he switched his support to the IFP and became a senior war lord fighting against the UDF. In 1993, using Thula Bopela as a go-between to make contact with the ANC, he defected back to the ANC and negotiated the withdrawal of his hit squads from the ANC/IFP struggle. He is now a lieutenant-colonel in the SANDF.
Bossenbroek (M.) THE BOER WAR,
446pp., illus., map, paperback, First English Language Edition, Johannesburg, 2015. R350
This history of the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 was first published in 2012 in Dutch. Bossenbroek explores the war primarily through the experiences of three men: Willem Leyds, the Dutch lawyer who became South African Republic state secretary, Winston Churchill, then a British war reporter, and Deneys Reitz, the young Boer commando. The Dutch edition won the Libris/ Nasionale Nederlandse Geskiedenis Prys. Translated into English by Yvette Rosenberg.

"Shifts the genre of non-fiction into the realm of high literature" The AKO Literature Prize 2013

Martin Bossenbroek is Associate Professor in History at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands.
Bothma (L.) REBELSPOOR, die aanloop, verloop en afloop van die Boereopstand van 1914-15
530pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Bloemfontein, 2014. R385
LJ Bothma discusses the origins, course and consequences of the Boer Rebellion of 1914-15. He traces the roots of the rebellion back to the British occupation of the Cape in 1795 and sees it effects still operating in the transition to democracy in 1994.

At the start of the First World War, when the Union government was asked by the British Government to send an army to conquer German-South West Africa, a number of high profile Afrikaner figures such as General Koos de la Rey, General Christiaan de Wet, Major J.C. Kemp, Commandant-General C.F. Beyers and Lieutenant-Colonel Manie Maritz opposed the invasion and led a rebellion in the OFS and Transvaal. Prime Minister Botha postponed the invasion of SWA and defeated the rebels.
Bourhill (J.) COME BACK TO PORTOFINO, through Italy with the 8th South African Armoured Division
544 pp., maps, illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2011. R250
Making use of archival sources and private documents, James Bourhill chronicles the journey taken by volunteers in the 6th South African Armoured Division from training camps in Egypt to Italy during World War II.
Bourhill (J.F.) RETURN TO MOROGORO, with the South African Horse through East Africa to France and Flanders, 1914-1918
260pp., illus., maps, paperback, Durban, 2015. R250
James Bourhill tells the story of five members of his family who served in the East Africa campaign and later in Europe during The Great War.
Bourquin (S.) & Torlage (G.) THE BATTLE OF COLENSO, 15 December 1899
40pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Durban, (1999) 2014. R75
Other titles in the Battles of the Anglo-Boer War Series are:
* The Battle of Talana
* The Battle of Elandslaagte
* The Battle of Modder Spruit and Tchrengula
* The Battle of Spioenkop
* The Battle of Vaalkrans
* The Siege of Ladysmith
* The Relief of Ladysmith
* Guide to the Anglo-Boer War Sites in KwaZulu-Natal
All these titles are available @ R75 each.
Bridgland (F.) CUITO CUANAVALE, 12 months of war that transformed a continent
501pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2017. R290
First published in the USA and UK in 2017.

This is a revised and updated edition of "The War for Africa", originally published in 1990.

An account of the battle of Cuito Cuanavale in 1987-88 between the Cuban-backed People's Armed Forces of Liberation of Angola (FAPLA) and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) with help of the South African Defence Force (SADF). A crucial event of the Angolan civil war and the South African Border War, the fighting centred around the military airfield and the small town of Cuito Cuanavale, in order to block a large-scale FAPLA attack against UNITA's primary operating bases at Jamba and Mavinga.

British foreign correspondent and author Fred Bridgland covered the Angolan civil war and the Border War for Reuters in the 1970s and then for The Sunday Telegraph and The Scotsman in the 1980s and 1990s.
Brien (M.) AN UNEASY ANGER, de la Rey and the Foster Gang
230 pp., map, b/w & colour illus.,, Cape Town, 2009. R170
The story of the life and times of the Boer general and statesman, Koos de la Rey, and the rise and fall of the gangster William Foster.
Brooks (A.) DEATH ROW IN PARADISE, the untold story of the mercenary invasion of the Seychelles 1981-83
156pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Solihull, (2013) 2015. R435
Aubrey Brooks, ex-member of the elite unit the Rhodesian Selous Scouts, was one of the group of South Africa-based mercenaries led by Mike Hoare involved in the attempted coup d'etat on the Seychelles islands. The attempt to restore James Mancham to power was defeated. Most the the mercenaries escaped by hijacking an Air
India jet. Six men and a female accomplice were arrested. Four of the six, including Aubrey Brooks, were sentenced to death. In mid-1983 the men were pardoned and returned to South Africa.
Brooks (A.J.) TALE GUNNER, the lighter side of South African military life
319 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R185
A collection of stories about life in the South African Defence Force.

A.J.Brooks spent over twenty years in the South African Artillery. He is also the author of "The Border" (2007).
Camp (S.) & Heitman (H-R.) SURVIVING THE RIDE, a pictorial history of South African-manufactured mine-protected vehicles
250pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2014. R495
A history of more than 200 mine-protected and mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles produced in South Africa in the 1940s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

Steve Camp is an officer in the S.A. Army reserve force.
Helmoed-Römer Heitman consults for the Defence Ministry, Defence Force, parliamentarians and defence companies, and edits the South African Army Journal.
Cann (J.) BROWN WATERS OF AFRICA, Portuguese riverine warfare, 1961-1974
274pp., illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Solihull, (2007) 2013. R495
A history of the Portuguese Navy's development of a specialised riverine or brown water naval force to control the interior waterways in their African colonies, and of the battles fought to close these lines of communication.

John Cann is a Research Fellow and retired Professor of National security Studies at Marine Corps University, a former member of the research staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and a Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Virginia. His other books include "Counterinsurgency in Africa" and "Memories of Portugal's African Wars, 1961-1975.
Cann (J.P.) THE FLECHAS, insurgent hunting in eastern Angola, 1965-1974
64 pp., 4to., maps, illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2013. R185
The Flechas were an elite Portuguese special forces unit created in 1966 during the Portuguese colonial war in Angola. Composed of indigenous Bushmen able to live and fight in the extremely difficult terrain of eastern Angola and under the command of the Portuguese secret police (PIDE), this unit was active until the end of the war in 1974.

John Cann is a Research Fellow at Marine Corps University. U.S.A. A retired naval captain and flight officer he served on the staffs of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Secretary of Defence and was awarded the Portuguese Medal of Don Afonso Henriques and the Portuguese Navy Cross Medal.
Chiazzari (W.L.) AIR MARSHALL SIR LEONARD HORATIO SLATTER K.B.E., C.B., D.S.C. and BAR, D.F.C., a biography compiled from family letters
152 pp., illus., hardback, Ashburton, 2011. R180
A biography of Leonard Slatter, who was born in Durban in 1894. In the First World War he served in 13 Squadron, R.N.A.S., and was awarded the D.S.C.-and-Bar and the D.F.C. In 1919 he received a permanent commission in the R.A.F. He was created a C.B. in 1941 and a K.B.E. in 1942 in recognition of his services. He died in 1963. This biography is based on the regular letters he wrote to his sister in Richmond, Natal, throughout his career.
Cocks (C.) OUT OF ACTION,
284 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Durban, (1999) 2014. R250
A reprint of the 2008 reworked and updated edition of "Survival Course", the sequel to "Fireforce - one man's war in the Rhodesian Light Infantry". Chris Cocks recounts his final 16 months of combat in the Rhodesian bush war and his adjustment to life as a civilian in Zimbabwe.
Coetzee (P.) DOGS OF WAR, memoirs of the South African Defence Force Dog Units
298pp., illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Port Elizabeth, (2011) 2013. R240
A history of the South African Defence Force Dog Centre Unit, from its inauguration in 1964 until it was disbanded in 2005.

Self-published.

Peet Coetzee was one of the pioneers of the dog unit, and served in the South African Defence Force for 33 years.
Coetzee (P.) POINT OF THE DAGGER, memoirs of South African top scouts and Special Forces Small Team Recce operations
258 pp., maps, illus., paperback, No Place, 2013. R290
Peet Coetzee recounts the achievements of some South African scouts: General Koos de la Rey, Captain Danie Theron, Hendri Slegkamp, and Major P.J.Pretorius. Also includes accounts of various Small Team operations: Operation Interrupt, Operation Catamaran 2, Operation Amazon, Operation Kerslig and Operation Katiso.

Peet Coetzee was a member of the South African Defence Force for thirty-three years. He served in the South African Air Force, the Infantry Corps and Special Forces.
Coetzee (P.) SPECIAL FORCES "JAM STEALER", the memoirs of a specialist who served in Special Forces and the Defence Force of South Africa
448 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Revised Edition, No Place, (2008) 2009. R176
The autobiography of Peet Coetzee, who specialised in air photo interpretation in the South African Air Force. He held the rank of Warrant Officer First Class from 1978 until his retirement in 1996. In 1979 he was seconded to Special Forces Intelligence Section and served with the elite fighting force, "The Recces".
Couzens (T.) SOUTH AFRICAN BATTLES,
415 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (2004) 2013. R275
This book was originally published in 2004 as "Battles of South Africa". This revised and enlarged edition contains ten new chapters.

Tim Couzens describes thirty-six battles, generally lesser-known ones, spread over five centuries. The book includes chapters on the battles of Muizenberg, Slagtersnek, Grahamstown, Blood River, Blouberg, Bloemfontein and Ulundi.

"A sometimes riotous, sometimes tragic, always brilliant journey through South Africa's battlefields, this book ignites a thirst for more of the rough texture of history and the fallible people who shaped it. A master of research, observation and humour, Couzens takes you on a journey into our blood-soaked birth." Ray Hartley, Sunday Times.

Literary and social historian Tim Couzens is also the author of "The New African, a study of the life and work of H.I.E. Dhlomo", "Tramp Royal, the true story of Trader Horn" and "Murder at Morija".
Couzens (T.) THE GREAT SILENCE, from Mushroom Valley to Delville Wood, South African forces in World War One
266 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R190
Tim Couzens discusses each of the five theatres of action which confronted South African troops during World War I: German South West Africa, German East Africa, Agagia in Egypt, the Western Front in Europe, and South Africa itself during The Rebellion. He also includes a chapter on the contribution of black South African troops.

Tim Couzens is also the author of "Tramp Royal", "Murder at Morija" and "South African Battles".
Crook (L.) ARTILLERY OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR, 1899-1902
336 pp., 4to., illus., hardback, d.w., Brandfort, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
A study of the British and Boer artillerymen and of their armament.

Colonel Lionel Crook commanded the Cape Field Artillery from 1973-1979 and in May 1977 was appointed Colonel Artillery (SS) Artillery) at Headquarters, 7 SA Division. He became Deputy Director Artillery (Field) in 1983 and from 1984 held the post of Training Wing Commander, 71 Motorised Brigade. He is National Vice-Chairman of The Gunners Association and Chairman of the Cape Field Artillery Regiment Council.
Crook (L.) ISLAND AT WAR, Robben Island 1939-45
344pp., 4to., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R475
A military history of Robben Island and the South African Coast Artillery.

Lionel Cook commanded the Cape Field Artillery, and went on to become Colonel Artillery at Headquarters, 7 SA Infrantry Division, before being appointed to the post of Deputy Director Artillery (Field) at SA Army Headquarters.
Cross (G.) DIRTY WAR, Rhodesia and chemical biological warfare, 1975-1980
290pp., illus., maps, paperback, Solihull, 2017. R545
An account of how a small group of policemen from Rhodesia's Special Branch worked alongside the elite counter-guerrilla military unit, the Selous Scouts, to develop and deploy chemical and biological weapons against ZANU and ZAPU soldiers.

Glenn Cross currently works for the US government, supervising biological weapons analysis. Since the 1990's he has worked on biological warfare issues for several government agencies.
Cruise (A) LOUIS BOTHA'S WAR, the campaign in German South-West Africa, 1914-1915
220pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220
In 1914, at the outbreak of the Great War, Prime Minister Louis Botha agreed to lead South Africa on a campaign against the Germans in South-West Africa. This is an account of that campaign, and the rebellion that preceded it.

"...it also gives new life to our understanding of a key and complex international figure from the start of the twentieth century" Tim Butcher, author of "Blood River"
de Villiers (J.C.) HEALERS, HELPERS AND HOSPITALS, a history of military medicine in the Anglo-Boer War, volumes I & II
707 + 325 pp., map, illus., hardbacks, slipcase, Pretoria, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
The Anglo-Boer War "represented a watershed in military medicine and in the way armies take care of their wounded and sick soldiers in times of war." Kay de Villiers covers all military medical aspects of the war, from the influence of Red Cross societies and foreign aid to the clinical aspects of military medical care.

Chapters include "Traditional Remedies Used by Burghers on Commando", "Unqualified Boer Healers and Attendants of the Sick and Wounded", "Radiology During the War", "Medical Events on the Mafikeng Front", "The Lady Hindrance - non-nursing nurses", and "The Sivewright Ambulance (The Afrikaner Ambulance".

Emeritus Professor J.C. (Kay) de Villiers held the Helen and Morris Mauerberger Chair of Neurosurgery at the University of Cape Town. He served as president of the Society of Neurosurgeons of South Africa, was its representative at the World Federation of Neurological Societies and on retirement was made an honorary life vice-president of the World Federation. He is an honorary life president of the Pan-African Society of Neurological Surgeons. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University ofthe Western Cape in 1989 and an honorary doctorate by the University of Stellenbosch in 1993. He also founded the Cape Medical Museum.
de Vries (R.) EYE OF THE FIRESTORM, strength lies in mobility
911 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R255
An autobiography by Major General Roland de Vries.

Major General Roland de Vries has been called the "Rommel of the SADF". He was involved in the Border War and helped create the Ratel Infantry Combat Vehicle.
Deléage (P.) END OF A DYNASTY, the last days of the Prince Imperial, Zululand 1879
212 pp., map, illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2008. R160
Translated by Fleur Webb. Introduction and notes by Bill Guest.

Paul Deléage, a young correspondent attached to the French newspaper, Le Figaro, was sent to cover the French Prince Louis Napoleon's participation in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. He spent three months with the British High Command, to which the Prince Imperial was seconded. His book, "Trois Mois Chez les Zoulous" was originally published in France in 1879.
Dickin (R.) UNDER THE WHITE ENSIGN, memoirs of his Second World War service with the Royal Navy
168pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R350
In this memoir Ray Dickin relates his experiences between 1939 and 1946. Dickin was born in Queenstown in 1923. As a seventeen-year-old cadet at the General Botha he was drafted to HMS Dorsetshire. Later, as a sub-lieutenant and then lieutenant serving in destroyers and corvettes, he experienced action at sea in the Aegean and Mediterranean.
du Toit (R.) & Claassen (R.) comps. ROOIPLAAS!, 1 Valskermbataljon
397pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R265
A history of 1 Parachute Battalion, an elite unit of the South African Airforce. This unit, formed in 1960, played a significant role in the Border War. Rooiplaas, in Bloemfontein, is where the soldiers train. Includes a 150 page history in Afrikaans, and soldiers' personal stories, in English and Afrikaans.

Renier du Toit and Ronnie Claassen were both "parabats" in 1 Parachute Battalion.
Duffell-Canham (J.) SEAMAN GUNNER DO NOT WEEP, a story of the SANF up North during the Second World War
332pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R350
John Duffell-Canham's account of his experiences with the South African Navy in the Mediterranean on the "Little Ships", converted whale-catchers serving with the Royal Navy as anti-submarine escrot vessels and LL minesweepers.
Durand (A.) ZULU ZULU FOXTROT, to hell and back with Koevoet
261 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R220
A sequel to "Zulu Zulu Golf", "Zulu Zulu Foxtrot" is an account of Arn Durand's time with Koevoet in Angola in the mid-1980s. Koevoet was a notorious unit of the South African Police involved in the Border War, tasked with destroying SWAPO PLAN soldiers.
Durand (A.) ZULU ZULU GOLF, life and death with Koevoet
303 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R220
Koevoet was a notorious unit of the South African Police involved in the Border War. Arn Durand became a member of Koevoet at Oshakati in northern Namibia in 1982, and served for six years, fighting SWAPO. This book is an account of his first years with Koevoet, 1982 to 1983.
Eales (R.) THE COMPASSIONATE ENGLISHWOMAN, Emily Hobhouse in the Boer War
297pp., illus., maps, paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2015. R280
First published in Australia in 2014.

"'The Compassionate Englishwoman' is an arresting work of historical scholarship that combines a shocking argument concerning British atrocities in the Boer War and a mesmerising account of Emily Hobhouse's determination to end the cruelty and deaths associated with the notorious British concentration camps." Marilyn Lake, Professor in History, University of Melbourne

"A well-researched and readable account of the humanitarian work of Emily Hobhouse, offering a too little aired perspective on the atrocities of the British forces in the Anglo-Boer War. The book is likely to attract a wide readership among those interested in military history, imperialism, colonial affairs, women's lives, South African history, and humanitarian concerns." Dorothy Driver, Professor in English, Adelaide University and former Professor of English, University of Cape Town
Els (P.J.) WE CONQUER FROM ABOVE, the history of 1 Parachute Battalion, 1961-1991
329 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, (Pretoria), 2010. R425
A brief history of 1 Parachute Battalion from it's inception in 1961, based largely on the thesis, "The History of 1 Parachute Battalion 1961-1984" by Lodewicus Johannes van Wyk.

Paul Els, now retired, was an airborne soldier in the South African Defence Force.
Ford (K.) FROM ADDIS TO THE AOSTA VALLEY, a South African in the north African and Italian campaigns 1940-1945
176 pp., map, illus., paperback, Solihull, 2012. R250
An account of Keith Ford's service in East and North Africa And Italy during the Second World War.

French (G.) LORD CHELMSFORD AND THE ZULU WAR,
347pp., illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Reprint, Barnsley, (1939) 2014. R499
Reprint of Major The Hon. Gerald French's controversial book on the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. French made use of inaccurate source material and deliberately altered a map in order to shield Lord Chelmsford from blame for the British defeat at Isandlwana.

Foreword by General Sir Bindon Blood, who took part in the war.
French (P.) SHADOWS OF A FORGOTTEN PAST, to the edge with the Rhodesian SAS and Selous Scouts
203 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Solihill & Rugby, 2012. R330
Having served in the British SAS Paul French joined the Rhodesian Army in 1974 and served with the Rhodesian SAS and the Selous Scouts. In 1980 he moved to the South African Defence Force and joined the 6 Reconnaissance Commando, before pursuing a career in private security. He now lives in England.

In this book he records his experiences during the Rhodesian Bush War.
Geldenhuys (J.) comp. WE WERE THERE, winning the war for southern Africa
716 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Pretoria, No Date. R390
A military history of the Cold War era in southern Africa, from 1945 to 2011, written by soldiers and military leaders who were personally involved. The stories focus on the war in South West Africa/ Namibia and Angola.

General Johannes (Jannie) Geldenhuys was Commander of the South West Africa Command from 1977 to 1980, when he was promoted to the position of General Officer Commanding of the South West Africa Teritory Force. He served as Chief of the Army before becoming Chief of the South African National Defence Force, a position he held between 1985 and 1990. He took part in the negotiations that brought the Border War to and end in 1989.
Gillings (K.) DISCOVERING THE BATTLEFIELDS OF THE ANGLO-ZULU WAR,
223 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Durban, 2014. R250
South African battlefield guide Ken Gillings' book on Anglo-Zulu War sites. He includes the famous battlefields at Ulundi, Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana, as well as lesser-known sites and background information on the war and on both armies.

Gillings (K.) THE RELIEF OF LADYSMITH, breakthrough at Thukela Heights, 13-28 February 1900
64pp., illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Durban, (1999) 2014. R75
Other titles in the Battles of the Anglo-Boer War Series are:
* The Battle of Talana
* The Battle of Elandslaagte
* The Battle of Modder Spruit and Tchrengula
* The Battle of Colenso
* The Battle of Spioenkop
* The Battle of Vaalkrans
* The Siege of Ladysmith
* Guide to the Anglo-Boer War Sites in KwaZulu-Natal
All these titles are available @ R75 each.
Gordon-Cumming (H.R.) OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NAVAL FORCES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR (1939-45),
352 pp., 4to., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R475
Commander Henry Ronald Gordon-Cumming was born in 1893 and joined the Royal Navy as a cadet. After serving in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea during the First World War he was appointed to South Africa where he served in various Royal Navy ships before going back to England in 1927. When he retired in 1936 he returned to South Africa where he served during the Second World War. In 1945 he was seconded to the Narrative Branch of the Historical Records Section as Assistant Editor. In 1947 he joined the War Histories Section in the Office of the Prime Minister in a civilian capacity, where he conducted the research contained in this book.
Grainger (J.) BRITISH CAMPAIGNS IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC, 1805-1807, operations in the Cape and the River Plate and their consequences
277pp., maps, hardback, d.w. , Barnsley, 2015. R399
Historian John Grainger's account of the expeditions that the British mounted in the South Atlantic in 1806-1807 in an attempt to weaken Napoleon's Spanish and Dutch allies. One of their targets was the Dutch colony at the Cape of Good Hope, which potentially threatened British shipping routes to India. He focuses especially on the use of Scottish troops at the Cape, and explores how this encouraged the revival of Calvinist Christianity which in turn helped the development of the ideology of apartheid.
Grant (N.) RHODESIAN LIGHT INFANTRYMAN 1961 - 80,
64pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, Oxford & New York, 2015. R205
A history of the Rhodesian Light Infantry which details the recruitment, training, weapons, tactics and experiences of RLI troopers on Rhodesian 'fireforce' operations and pre-emptive strikes against ZANLA and ZIPRA guerrillas based in Mozambique and Zambia.
Grapow (O-E.) & Westby-Nunn (T.) A TUG AT MY HEART, stories of South Africa's super tugs 'Wolraad Woltemade", "John Ross" (Smit Amandla)
248 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. OUT OF PRINT
Captain Okkert-Ernst Grapow and Tony Westby-Nunn have compiled a collection of stories about two large South African salvage tugs, the "Wolraad Woltemade" and "John Ross/Smit Amandla". The chapters of the book cover the historical background and the technical details of these two tugs, as well as the lives and experiences of the people associated with them.
Greaves (A.) ISANDLWANA, how the Zulus humbled the British Empire
222pp., illus, maps, paperback, Reprint, Barnsley, (2011) 2014. R299
Foreword by Richard Holmes.

Adrian Greaves reconstructs the events of 22 January 1879, when the Zulu impies of King Cetshwayo defeated the British Army led by Lord Chelmsford at Isandlwana. He draws on recently discovered letters, diaries and papers of survivors and other contemporaries, such as Captain Harford of the 99th Regiments, Lieutenant Henry Curling of the Royal Artillery, August Hammar and young British nurse Janet Wells.
Gribble (J.) & Scott (G.) WE DIE LIKE BROTHERS, the sinking of the SS Mendi
202pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Swindon, 2017. R265
John Gribble and Graham Scott draw on archaeological research carried out on the wreck of the SS Mendi to shed new light on the sinking of the British troopship in the English Channel in 1917, on the way to France. 616 South Africans, including 607 black troops serving in the South African Native Labour Contingent, died - South Africa's biggest single loss of life in World War I. The findings of the inquiry into the incident were kept secret for fifty years.
Grobler (J.) OORLOG-BEELD, nuusblad oor die stryd tussen Boer en Brit
368pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R295
The history of the Anglo-Boer War, told from the point of view of the Boers and presented as a series of articles in an imaginary newspaper.

Originally published as a series in Beeld, an Afrikaans daily newspaper. Published in English translation in 2004 as "The War Reporter: the Anglo-Boer War through the eyes of the burghers". In this new edition the original articles have been edited and material and photographs added.
Grobler (J.) ed. THE WAR DIARY OF JOHANNA BRANDT,
472 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2007. R180
During the Anglo-Boer War Johanna Brandt worked as a nurse at Iréne Concentration Camp. She also worked undercover for the Boer Secret Service, undertaking espionage against the British and hiding Boers in her home. She noted her experiences and activities in her diary, reproduced here. After the war she wrote numerous books, including "Het Concentratie-kamp van Iréne (The Irene Concentration Camp), published in 1904, and "The Petticoat Commando", published in 1913.

Jackie Grobler is senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria, Department of Historical and Heritage Studies.
Grundlingh (A.) THE DYNAMICS OF TREASON, Boer collaboration in the South African War of 1899-1902
532 pp., illus., hardback, First English Language Edition, Pretoria, 2006. R225
Originally published in 1979 as "Die 'Hendoppers' en 'Joiners': die rasionaal en verskynsel van verraad".

Translated from the Afrikaans by Bridget Theron.
Guy (J.) REMEMBERING THE REBELLION, the Zulu uprising of 1906
197 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2006. R270
Beautifully illustrated with vintage and modern photographs of the British and Zulu leaders and soldiers, the stunning landscape, and detailed maps.

Jeff Guy is a Research Fellow at the Campbell Collections of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the author of several books.
Haggett (A.) & van Tonder (G.) RHODESIAN COMBINED FORCES ROLL OF HONOUR 1966-1981,
152 pp., oblong 4to., maps, hardback, d.w., Solihull, 2012. R450
Gerry van Tonder and Adrian Haggett have used Dr J.R.T.Wood's original Roll of Honour of the Rhodesian Combined Forces as a base for producing this expanded and corrected Roll, published to honour all those who lost their lives in action, or while on active service, with the Rhodesian Security Forces during the Bush War, 1966-1981.
Hall (S.) ZULU, with some guts behind it, the making of the epic movie
431 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Revised Edition, Sheffield, (2005) 2006. OUT OF PRINT
The 1964 film, "'Zulu', produced by Stanley Baker and directed by Cy Endfield, tells the story of the Battle of Rorke's Drift in 1879.

Includes first-hand accounts of shooting the film, extracts from the screenplay, script notes, letters and production documents, biographies of all the principal actors and filmakers and screenwriter John Prebble's original article on Rorke's Drift.

Sheldon Hall lectures in film history, theory and criticism at Sheffield Hallam University. A former freelance journalist, he has published articles and contributed to numerous books.
Harper-Ronald (J.) & Budd (G.) SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY, a soldier's war in Northern Island, Rhodesia, Mozambique and Iraq
376 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R295
Jake Harper-Ronald's account, as told to Greg Budd, of his experiences with the Red Berets, the SAS, the Selous Scouts and the Counter-Intelligence Division of Zimbabwe's Central Intelligence Organisation. He also describes working as an intelligence agent for South African, US and British intelligence, running militias in Mozambique for M16, and working with a Private Military Company in Iraq. He died in 2007.
Heaton (C.) & Lewis (A-M.) FOUR-WAR BOER, the century and life of Pieter Arnoldus Krueler
174 pp., illus., paperback, Oxford & Durban, 2014. R295
A biography of Pieter Krueler (1885-1986). Krueler served as a 14-year-old scout in the Anglo-Boer War, sided with the Germans during the East Africa Campaign of World War I, worked as a mercenary with the Basque movement during the Spanish Civil War, and guarded the South African coast against German invasion in World War II. He also worked as a mercenary with Michael Hoare during the 1960s Congo Crisis and as a civilian trainer for Rhodesia's Selous Scouts.

Colin Heaton served in the US Army and later in the Marine Corps as a scout sniper.
Hooper (J.) KOEVOET!, experiencing South Africa's deadly bush war
269 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Rugby, (1988) 2012. R438
This book was originally published in 1988. Another edition was published in 1990, under the title, "Beneath the Visiting Moon". This is a revised and expanded edition.

Journalist Jim Hooper spent five months embedded with Koevoet, the notorious unit of the South African Police involved in the Border War and tasked with destroying SWAPO PLAN soldiers.
Horn (K.) IN ENEMY HANDS, South Africa's POWs in World War II
308pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R240
Between 2010 and 2012 Karen Horn tracked down and interviewed several South Africans who were prisoners of war during World War II.

"Drawing on vivid oral reminiscences as well as documentary sources, 'In Enemy Hands' is impressively lucid, deeply humane, and packed with shrewd insights. Dr Horn's major study is a superb achievement in bringing a trapped and chafing part of South Africa's Second World War generation out of the shadows." Bill Nasson, author of "South War at War", "Springboks on the Somme" and "WWI, and the people of South Africa"

Historian Karen Horn is a lecturer at Stellenbosch University.
Howarth (N.) WAR IN PEACE, the truth about the South African Police's East Rand Riot Unit, 1986-1994
264 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R250
Sergeant Nick Howarth was a Casspir commander with the East Rand Number 6 riot unit, deployed in the townships in the late 1980s and early 1990s, as the struggle for liberation intensified. In this book he shares his experiences, and tells the story from his perspective.
Hudson (A.) CONGO UNRAVELLED, military operations from independence to the mercenary revolt 1960-68
64 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2012. R185
Andrew Hudson outlines the sequence of political and military events that took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo after independence. Two military campaigns - the United Nations military operations to end the secession of Katanga Province, and the Dragon Operations led by Belgian paratroopers supported by the US Air Force to end the insurgency in the east of the country - are told in detail.

Volume 6 in the Africa@War series.
Judd (D.) & Surridge (K.) THE BOER WAR, a history
352 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2003) 2013. R390
"Judd and Surridge plod dutifully over well-trodden historical territory, but they do add a new angle on the war...the authors conclude the war acted as a kind of boillancing, which enabled the two white races to march forward hand-in-hand on the road to apartheid." Jane Ridley, The Spectator.

Denis Judd is Professor Emeritus of Imperial and Commonwealth History, London Metropolitan University, and Professor at New York University in London. Keith Surridge is the author of 'Managing the South African War, 1899-1902'.

Kamongo (S.) & Bezuidenhout (L.) SHADOWS IN THE SAND, a Koevoet tracker's story of an insurgency war
293 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2011. R250
In the 1980s Sisingi "Shorty" Kamongo was a tracker who served six years with Koevoet, the South African Police Force's counter-insurgency unit, during the Namibian bush war. He tells his story to Leon Bezuidenhout. Also includes accounts by Koevoet combat team leaders, Francois de Toit and Herman Grobler, and the account of a day spent in action with Koevoet by an inexperienced SADF Ratel gunner, Jacques Myburgh.
Knight (I.) BOER GUERRILLA VERSUS BRITISH MOUNTED SOLDIER, South Africa 1880-1902
80pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Oxford, 2017. R335
Discusses both sides' experiences of the various battles of the Boer Wars of 1880-81 and 1899-1902.

Ian Knight's other books include "Voices from the Zulu War", "Brave Men's Blood", "Marching to the Drums" and "The Anatomy of the Zulu Army".
Knight (I.) THE ANATOMY OF THE ZULU ARMY, from Shaka to Cetshwayo, 1818-1879
284pp., illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Brarnsley, ((1995) 2015. R300
"'Anatomy of the Zulu Army' is by far the most comprehensive and accessible account I know of the Zulu military system from its early nineteenth-century origins to its contemporary legacy. In it Ian Knight expertly explores the Zulu army's recruitment, organization, dress, weaponry, tactics and rituals, supported by effective illustrations. It is a work that really should remain available, and I welcome its re-issue in paperback." John Laband, author of "Zulu Warriors: the battle for the South African frontier"

Ian Knight's other books include "Voices from the Zulu War", "Brave Men's Blood" and "Marching to the Drums".
Knight (I.) ZULU RISING, the epic story of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift
746 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2010) 2011. R109
In his definitive history of the battle of iSandlwana, "over thirty years in the making", Ian Knight weaves together first-hand accounts and extensive research to present both British and Zulu perspectives.

"In this exceptional book Ian Knight manages to expose many of the Victorian myths while still capturing the kind of epic excitement that makes 'Zulu' so stirring. It is a first-class work of military history, not least for its evocative and extensive use of Zulu sources." James McConnachie, Sunday Times

""Magisterial but grippingly readable...a compelling, wide-ranging and even-handed study that is now definitive in the field." Professor John Laband

"Deeply researched yet enthralling reading, this is a masterful study which meshes together both British and Zulu perspectives." Dr Adrian Greaves

Ian Knight has written over thirty publications on Zulu and Victorian military history, including "Brave Men's Blood" and "National Army Museum Book of the Zulu War". In 2008 he was awarded the Anglo-Zulu War Historical Society's Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Award for a lifetime's contribution to the field.
Kruger (R.) GOODBYE DOLLY GRAY, the story of the Boer War
540 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1959) 2008. R250
"Rayne Kruger's classic account places the Boer War squarely in its social and political settings". This book has been reprinted many times.
Laband (J.) ZULU WARRIORS, the battle for the South African frontier
345 pp., maps, illus., paperback, New Haven & London, 2014. R400
John Laband examines both the African and European perspectives on the Anglo-Zulu War (1877-1879).

"This is an important and gripping book - a must-read for anyone interested to learn how far the shadow of Isandlwana falls." Ian Knight, author of "Zulu Rising: the epic battles of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift"

"John Laband's thoroughly engaging new book is an elegant, thought-provoking, and admirably measured examination of clashing military cultures in southern Africa colonial warfare in the closing decades of the nineteenth century. I can think of no one I would rather read on the subject of these sinewy warriors and their worlds." Bill Nasson, author of "The War in South Africa: the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902"

John Laban is Professor of History at Wilfred Laurier University, a Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Honorary Professor of History at Stellenbosch University. He has written many books on warfare and military culture in Africa, including "The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation" (1997).
Lamprecht (D.) TANNIE POMPIE SE OORLOG, in die Driehoek van die Dood
224pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R185
Journalist Deon Lampbrecht tells the story of the van der Westhuizen family, who lived on a farm, Koedoesvlei, outside Tsumeb. Their farm was situated in the so-called Triangle of Death, the area through which Swapo insurgents entered South West Africa during the Border War. The story is told from the perspective of Roland de Vries, who commanded the unit, 61 Mechanised Battalion Group, and Pompie van der Westhuizen, whose husband and son-in-law were killed in a SWAPO ambush in 1982.
Leach (C.) THE LEGEND OF BREAKER MORANT IS DEAD AND BURIED, a South African version of the Bushveldt Carbineers in the Zoutpansberg, May 1901-April 1902
220 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Louis Trichardt, 2012. R405
According to Charles Leech, during the last months of the Anglo-Boer War Harry Harbord "The Breaker" Morant, commander of "A" Squadron of the Bushveldt Carbineers, and certain fellow officers, committed thirty-five known murders, aided by Captain Alfred "Bulala" Taylor of British Army Intelligence. Morant and several co-accused were were court-marshalled. Morant and Handcock were executed for murder.
Lemon (D.) NEVER QUITE A SOLDIER, A Rhodesian policeman's war, 1972-1982
264 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2006. R195
David Lemon was a District Branch policeman in the British South African Police of Rhodesia during the Bush War. He joined the Police Support Unit, the Black Roots, and as commander of Charlie Company, fought against ZANLA and ZIPRA guerrillas, before resigning and leaving the country in 1983.

First published in the UK in 2000.
Liebenberg (I.) et al. eds. A FAR-AWAY WAR, Angola, 1975-1989
207pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Stellenbosch, 2015. R375
"This book is a solid work on the Angolan War seen from a different perspective - the former Soviet Union (Russia), East Germany (the DDR) and the Republic of Cuba among others - against the background of the South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) and the Angolan struggle for independence...This work contributes to the understanding of present-day realities in the countries that were involved in the fierce political strife of the time. It offers striking if not controversial interpretations to past events that (perhaps disconcertingly) broadens our understanding of the present." Dr Mihail E Ionescu (Gen. retired), Institute for Political Studies of Defense and Military History, Bucharest

"This excellent publication provides much thought-provoking material as well as an invaluable bibliography on the war 'up north' and 'on the border (and beyond)', enabling those on all sides who took part in the conflict, as well as those who watched from the side-lines, to take stock of the most devastating conflict in southern Africa in recent years." Professor André Wessels, Department of History, University of the Free State

Ian Liebenberg is Director of the Centre for Military Studies at Stellenbosch University.
Vladimir Shubin is Professor Emeritus and former Deputy Director of the Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
Jorge Risquet was Chief Cuban negotiator during the Tripartite negotiations in 1988.
Linder (A.) THE SWISS AND THE ANGLO-BOER WAR 1899-1902,
207 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R240
Adolphe Linder discusses how Switzerland reacted to the Anglo-Boer War, how the Swiss living in the two republics participated in their defence, and how they were affected by the war.

Adolphe Linder was born in Chinde, Mozambique in 1923 of Swiss parents. He lives in Cape Town.
Linford (D.) & Venter (A.) AS THE CROW FLIES, my Bushman experience with 31 Battalion
287pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R275
In 1973 Delville Linford was asked by Brigadier Constand Viljoen to train a group of Bushman soldiers from Angola. They became 31 Battalion and fought as Combat Group Alpha during Operation Savannah.

Preface by General Constand Viljoen.

Colonel Delville Linford (1930-2015) joined the SADF in 1952. A decorated soldier, he received the Southern Cross, Military Merit, Pro Patria with Cunene Clasp and Southern Africa medals. He was also awarded the SADF Good Service medals in Gold, Silver and Bronze and the Permanent Force Good Service medal.
War correspondent, documentary filmmaker and author Al J. Venter worked on Delville Lindford's original manuscript.
Lithgow (N.() LZ HOT!, flying South Africa's Border War
168 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Solihull & Rugby, 2012. R330
As a South African Air Force pilot Nick Lithgow flew Puma helicopters during the bush war in South West Africa and Angola. In this book he shares his personal experiences from 1973 to 1983.
Lock (R.) HILL OF SQUANDERED VALOUR, the battle for Spion Kop, 1900
240 pp., maps, illus., hardback, d.w., Newbury & Havertown, 2011. R300
An account of the Battle of Spion Kop, fought during the campaign to relieve Ladysmith in January 1900.

Ron Lock is also the co-author of "Zulu Victory: the epic of Isandlwana and the cover-up" and "Zulu Vanquished: the destruction of the Zulu kingdom".
Lock (R.) & Quantrill (P.) ZULU VICTORY, the epic of Isandlwana and the cover-up
336pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Barnsley, (2002) 2015. R400
"The authors superbly weave the excitement of the battle, the British mistakes, the brilliant Zulu tactics and the shameful cover up, into a dramatic, tragic tale...it's an exhilaratingly well informed introduction for the novice." Colonial Warfare

Macnab (R.) THE FRENCH COLONEL, Villebois-Mareuil and the Boers, 1899-1902
270 pp., maps, illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 1975. OUT OF PRINT
Georges Comte de Villebois-Mareuil, a Frenchman who had been the youngest Colonel in the French Army and commanded the French Foreign Legion in Algeria, joined the Boers in late 1899. In March 1900 the Boers appointed him to the command of their International Legion, with the rank of General. He died in action against the British in the Orange Free State in April 1900.
Mannall (D.) BATTLE ON THE LOMBA,1987, the day a South African armoured battalion shattered Angola's last mechanised offensive - a crew commander's account
246pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Solihull, 2014. R489
David Mannall's account of the Battle of the Lomba River, fought in southeast Angola on 3 October 1987 against FAPLA's 47th Armoured Brigade. He was a Crew Commander with Charlie Squadron, twelve 90mm AFVs crewed by 36 national servicemen, part of 61 Mechanised Battalion.
Manning (I.) NO REWARD FOR DUTY, a biographical note on the life and career of Captain G.V.Legassick DSC RD RNR
278pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R350
Captain G.V.Legassick DSC RD Royal Navy Reserve (1904-1964) served with distinction in the British Merchant Service. During WWII he served in escort ships in the North Atlantic and the Western Approaches. He was the Captain-Superintendent of the South African Nautical College '"General Botha" from 1947 to 1958.
McFadden (P.) THE BATTLE OF ELANDSLAAGTE, 21 October 1899
40pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Durban, (1999) 2014. R75
Other titles in the Battles of the Anglo-Boer War Series are:
* The Battle of Talana
* The Battle of Modder Spruit and Tchrengula
* The Battle of Colenso
* The Battle of Spioenkop
* The Battle of Vaalkrans
* The Siege of Ladysmith
* The Relief of Ladysmith
* A Guide to the Anglo-Boer War Sites of KwaZulu-Natal
All these titles are available @ R75 each.
McFadden (P.) THE BATTLE OF TALANA, 20 October 1899
40pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Durban, (1999) 2014. R75
Other titles in the Battles of the Anglo-Boer War Series are:
* The Battle of Elandslaagte
* The Battle of Modder Spruit and Tchrengula
* The Battle of Colenso
* The Battle of Spioenkop
* The Battle of Vaalkrans
* The Siege of Ladysmith
* The Relief of Ladysmith
* Guide to the Anglo-Boer War Sites in KwaZulu-Natal
All these titles are available @ R75 each.
McGregor (G.) DIE SUID-AFRIKAANSE VRYKORPS VAN DUITS-SUIDWES-AFRIKA,
99 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2013. R160
Gordon McGregor discusses the history of the "Vrykorps", an independent fighting unit formed within the German Colonial Army in German South West Africa at the start of the First World War. During the 1914 Boer Rebellion in South Africa members of the "Vrykorps", who supported the recreation of a Boer South African Republic, sided with the rebels against the government of the Union of South Africa.

Text in Afrikaans.
McWilliams (M.) BATTLE FOR CASSINGA, South Africa's controversial cross-border raid, Angola 1978
64 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2011. R185
A first-hand account by Mike McWilliams who, as a paratrooper with the South African Defence Force, was involved in the 1978 assault on the Angolan headquarters of PLAN, SWAPO's military wing.

Volume 3 in the Africa@War series.
Meikle (N.) MALLOCH'S SPITFIRE, the story and restoration of PK350
243 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2013. R250
The story of John McVicar "Jack" Malloch and Spitfire PK350, the only late-mark F Mk 22 Spitfire to have been restored to full flying status. In 1977 Malloch, who had flown a Spitfire during the Second World War, was entrusted by the Rhodesian Air Force to restore the plane. He first flew PK350 again in 1980. He died flying it two years later.
Meredith (M.) AFRIKANER ODYSSEY, the life and times of the Reitz family
215pp., illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R250
A portrait of the influential Reitz family over three generations, focusing especially on Frank William Reitz (1810-1881); Frank Reitz (1844-1934), Chief Justice and President of the Orange Free State (1844-1934); and Deneys Reitz (1882-1944), author of "Commando: a Boer journal of the Boer War".

Martin Meredith has written many books on Africa, including "The State of Africa: a history of fifty years of independence", "Coming To Terms: South Africa's search for truth", "Nelson Mandela: a biography", "Fischer's Choice: a biography of Braam Fischer", "South Africa's New Era: the 1994 election", "In the Name of Apartheid: South Africa in the Postwar Era", "Diamonds, Gold and War. the making of South Africa" and "The State of Africa, a history of the continent since independence."
Mills (G.) & Williams (D.) 7 BATTLES THAT SHAPED SOUTH AFRICA,
196 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R150
Greg Mills and David Williams explore 7 battles that changed South Africa's political and social landscape: Blood River, Isandlwana, Majuba, Colenso, Delville Wood, El Alamein and Cuito Cuanavale.

Forewords by Lt.Gen. David Richards and Prof. Kader Asmal.

Includes guides to the major Souh African battlefields
Milne (R.) ANECDOTES OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR, tales from the "Last of the Gentlemen's Wars"
192 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Second Edition, Dainfern & Solihull, (1999) 2013. R250
A revised edition of Rob Milne's selection of stories from the Anglo-Boer War.

Rob Milne is the chief financial officer for a group of companies in the timber industry. He lives in Johannesburg.
Moodie (D.) ed. JOHN DUNN CETYWAYO, AND THE THREE GENERALS, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, May, 1861-1879
155pp., illus, maps, hardback, d.w., Reprint, Barnsley, (1886) 2014. R475
John Dunn's autobiography, originally published in 1886 and edited by Duncan Campbell Francis Moodie, with a new foreword by Arthur Köningkrämer, Ron Lock and Peter Quantrill. It covers the political and military role he played during the invasion of Zululand, his post-war manoeuvring and his opinions of Wolseley, Chelmsford and Crealock.

John Dunn (1834-1895) was advisor and confidant to King Cetshwayo, labour recruiter for the Natal colonial government, Lord Chelmsford's military and political advisor during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, Sir Garnet Wolsley's post-war political advisor, and the holder of vast tracts of land north of the Thukela River.

Moorcraft (P.) & McLaughlin (P.) THE RHODESIAN WAR, fifty years on
208pp., illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Barnsley, (1982) 2015. R320
This classic account of the Rhodesian War is based on the authors' direct experience of operations against guerrillas by security forces. Originally published in South Africa in 1982 as "Chimurenga".

Journalist Paul Moorcraft lived in Rhodesia and Zimbabwe from 1976 to 1981 and covered the war for Time magazine. He served in the A Reserve of the British South Africa Police/ZRP for 18 months. He is currently Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Analysis in London, and Visiting Professor at Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.
Peter McLaughlin lived in Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia and Zimbabwe from 1956 to 1983. During the Rhodesian War, he served in operational areas as a field reservist in the British South African Police. From 1999 to 2005 he was Principal of The British International School in Cairo.
Mutambara (A.) THE REBEL IN ME, a ZANLA guerrilla commander in the Rhodesian Bush War, 1975-1980
272 pp., map, illus., paperback, Solihull & Pinetown, 2914. R250
Agrippah Mutambara's account of his years as a fighter in the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA), the military wing of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) led by Robert Mugabe. He led several armed guerrilla incursions into Rhodesia, was promoted to the General Staff and appointed an instructor, and eventually served as ZANU's Chief Representative to Ethiopia.

Agrippah Mutambara was born in 1951 in Shurugwi in the Midlands province of Zimbabwe. After independence he joined the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA). On retirement from the army he was tasked with starting a national service programme before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is currently Zimbabwe's ambassador to Mozambique and Swaziland.
Myers (S.) THE CHANGING SHORE, a history of the West Dockyard, Simon's Town 1743-1996
166pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R275
Soon after the British occupation of the Cape in 1795 Simon's Bay and the village of Simon's Town began to develop as a major naval port for the British Navy. This development began in the Simon's Town West Dockyard, where the Dutch VOC had built their first storehouses. The West Dockyard was the main base of the Royal Navy until the completion of the East Dockyard in 1910.
Nasson (B.) THE WAR FOR SOUTH AFRICA, the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902
352 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R290
"Nasson has written a rare and splendid book. It is an evocative account of a war that made modern South Africa possible but also left it with a lacerating scar. Nasson is both the historian's and every man's historian. He writes with empathy, a keen eye for irony, a wry sense of humour and a peerless ability to discern both the specificity of the event and what makes it similar to some other armed conflicts, in particular the recent American invasion of Iraq." Hermann Giliomee

Bill Nasson is Professor of History at the University of Stellenbosch. His other books include the acclaimed "The South African War", "Britannia's Empire" and "Springboks on the Somme".
Nasson (B.) WWI, and the people of South Africa
224 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200
Historian Bill Nasson's account of how the people of the Union of South Africa understood, experienced, and participated in the First World War.

Bill Nasson is Professor of History at the University of Stellenbosch.
Nasson (B.) & Grundlingh (A.) eds. THE WAR AT HOME, women and families in the Anglo-Boer War
272 pp., map, 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2013. R410
A collection of essays that explore the causes, nature and consequences of the internment of Boer women and children in concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer War.

Contributions include:
"The Defiance of the 'Bittereinder' Woman" by Helen Bradford
"In the Veld with Nonnie de la Rey" by Zelda Rowan
"Daily Life in the Concentration Camps" and "A Clash of Cultures: British doctors versus Boer women" by Elizabeth van Heyningen
"Black People and the Camps" by Bill Nasson
"'Faded Flowers'? Children in the concentration camps" by Se Duff
"The 'Terrible Laughter' of the Boers: humour in the war" by Sandra Swart
"In Emily Hobhouse's Words" by Albert Grundlingh.
Nation (S.) OUPA, O.B.E, family man, fighter, friend; Major Richard Granville Nicholson
105pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2016. R185
Biography of soldier, hunter, farmer and politician Richard Granville Nicholson. Born in 1859 in Cape Town, he joined the Kimberley Light Horse regiment in 1876. He fought in the Eastern Cape, in the Galeka War, the Griqualand West Rebellion, and the Zulu War of 1879-1880, was an intelligence officer with F.C. Selous in the Pioneer Column during the annexation of Rhodesia, fought against and was taken prisoner by the British during the Boer War, was elected to the Union Parliament (1910-1915), and fought in German South West Africa during the First World War, and was awarded the OBE. He died in Pietersburg in 1931.

Atchitect Shelagh Nation is Richard Granville Nicholson's granddaughter.
Ngculu (J.) THE HONOUR TO SERVE, recollections of an Umkhonto soldier
271 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2009) 2013. R210
Foreword by Thabo Mbeki.

"Reinforced by diligent research the book provides telling insight into the reasons for MKs formation; explains what motivated its cadres and details their training and preparation; provides graphic details of campaigns and operations; illustrates how the strategy and tactics of People's War evolved..." Ronnie Kasrils

This book was shorlisted for the 2010 Alan Paton Award for non-fiction.

As a young man James Kgculu was inspired by the 1976 Soweto Uprising to join Umkhonto we Sizwe in exile in Botswana. He served as Secretary of the Regional Commissariat in Angola, worked in Maputo in the Internal Reconstruction Unit on Maputo and was Assistant Administrator at the Military HQ in Lusaka. He was also one of the founding members of MK Military Intelligence. In 1991 he returned to South Africa after getting a job in the University of Natal's Education Policy Unit. In 1994 he was elected Provincial Secretary of the ANC in the Western Cape, later serving as Provincial Chairperson. In 1998 he was elected to Parliament where he served on the Defence Portfolio and the Joint Standing Committee on Defence. He is also co-author of the book, "Ourselves to Know - Civil-Military Relations, Defence Transformations in Southern Africa".
Nieman (G.) KHAKI-CLAD SPRINGBOKS, rugby matches played by the 6th South African Armoured Division 1943-46
152pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2017. R435
Rugby matches played by the 6th South African Armoured Division in Egypt, Italy and during their tour of Europe during WWII.

Gideon Nieman is Professor Emeritus of the University of Pretoria. He is a member of the Association of Rugby Historians and Statisticians (AHRS).
Nortje (P.) 32 BATTALION, the inside story of South Africa's elite fighting unit
315 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2003) 2004. R230
The story of 32 Battalion, an SADF unit that fought in Angola from 1975-1989. The unit was disbanded in 1993.

Piet Nortje joined 32 Battalion in 1978, was later appointed sergeant major in charge of training at Buffalo Base in the Caprivi and, during a decade of service with the battalion, took part in most of the major SADF operations inside Angola.
Nortje (P.) THE BATTLE OF SAVANTE, 32 Battalion's greatest operation
247pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R230
An account of the battle fought at Savate, a small town in Angola, during the Border War. On 21 May 1980, under the codename Operation Tiro-Tiro, 32 Battalion attacked a FAPLA brigade. Fifteen SADF soldiers were killed in the action.

Piet Nortje is also the author of "32 Battalion" and "The Terrible Ones". He served as 32 Battalion's Regimental Sergeant Major from 1985 to 1988. He is now a major in the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces.
Nortje (P.) THE TERRIBLE ONES, a complete history of 32 Battalion, volumes 1 & 2
1269 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardbacks, d.w., slipcase, Cape Town, 2012. R950
A two-volume history of South African National Defence Force's 32 Battalion. It covers the events in Angola in the 1960s that led to the formation of 32 Battalion from the vanquished remnants of an Angolan rebel movement. Drawing from recently declassified documents in the Department of Defence Documentation Centre, it also descibes the 117 documented military operations that the battalion took part in from 1976 to 1993. It also provides personal recollections from former battalion members and their allies and enemies.

Piet Nortje was a member of 32 Battalion for a decade, before being transferred. After 27 years service, he resigned from the SANDF in 2005 to take up a Military Contract Officer Post in the United Emirates Armed Forces, where he is currently serving as a captain.
Nöthling (C.J.) KRONIEK VAN DIE SUID-AFRIKAANSE WEERMAG (1912-1994), 'n herdenkingspublikasie
184 pp., 4to., paperback, Pretoria, 2012. R230
Colonel C.J.Nöthling's history of the South African Defence Force (SADF), from the establishment of the Union Defence Forces in 1912 to the integration of the South African Defence Force into the National South African Defence Force in 1994.

During his career in the SADF Colonel Nöthling served in various capacities, including that of journalist, editor, translater, media officer, publications officer and military historian. His other books include "Pride of the Nation" and "Ultima Ratio Regum".

Text in Afrikaans.
Nussey (W.) WATERSHED, Angola and Mozambique, a photo-history, the Portuguese collapse in Africa, 1974-1975
144 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Durban & Solihull, 2014. R250
A collection of photographs of Angola's and Mozambique's transition to self-rule, taken by photographers working for the South African agency, the Argus Africa News Service, compiled by Wilf Nussey, who also wrote the accompanying text.

Journalist Wilf Nussey was editor with the Argus Africa News Service for thirteen years.
Pitta (R.) & Fannell (J.) text & McCouaig (S.) illus. SOUTH AFRICAN SPECIAL FORCES,
63pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Oxford, (1993) 2010. R385
An account of the history, organisation, uniforms and insignia of South African Special Forces from their origin up to the early 1990s. including the 44 Parachute Brigade, the Hunter Group and the SWA Police COIN Unit, also known as 'Koevoet'.
Polack (P.) THE LAST HOT BATTLE OF THE COLD WAR, South Africa vs. Cuba in the Angolan Civil War
232 pp., illus., paperback, Oxford & Durban, 2013. R265
An account of the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale, between the Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola (FAPLA), Cuba's armed forces, and the South African Defence Force (SADF). The battle took place over 6 months in 1987-1988, and both sides claimed victory.

Peter Polack works as a lawyer in the Cayman Islands.

Pretorius (F.) THE ANGLO-BOER WAR 1899-1902,
96 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1985) 2013. R135
A concise overview of the Anglo-Boer War.
Pretorius (F.) ed. SCORCHED EARTH,
272pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Second Edition, Cape Town, (2001) 2017. R395
A revised edition of this collection of essays on Britain's scorched earth policy during the Anglo-Boer War. Includes recent research on the concentration camps, especially the camps for black prisoners-of-war, and the role of Emily Hobhouse.

Contributions include:
"African Refugee Camps in the Boer Republics" by J.S. Mohlamme
"The Black and Coloured Concentration Camps" by Stowell Kessler
"British Doctors vesus Boer Women: a clash of medical cultures" by Elizabeth van Heyningen
"The Fate of the Boer Women and Children" by Fransjohan Pretorius
"Emily Hobhouse: her feet firmly on the ground" by Andrew McLeod
"The Anglo-Boer War in 20th-Century Afrikaner Consciousness" by Albert Grundlingh

Fransjohan Pretorius is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Pretoria and chairs the History Commission of the South African Academy for Science and Art. His other books include "Life on Commando during the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902", runner-up for the Alan Paton Award.
Primrose (J.) DIARY OF CAPTAIN JAMES MAURICE PRIMROSE, 43rd Regiment of Foot, edited and annotated by Dr Caroline Jackson
160pp., maps, colour illus., hardback, d.w., Grahamstown, 2016. R330
This diary was written between September 1851 and March 1853. James Primrose was sent with his regiment to South Africa to reinforce the British campaign against the Xhosa on the Eastern Cape frontier. The diary includes a description of Governor George Cathcart's expedition against Moshoeshoe in November 1852.

Caroline Jackson is a former Research Fellow of St Hugh's College Oxford and was for 25 years Member of the European Parliament for the South West of England.
Pringle (I.) DINGO FIRESTORM, the greatest battle of the Rhodesian Bush War
266 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R230
Ian Pringle describes the battle fought on 23 November 1977, codenamed Operation Dingo, when sixty one helicopters and aeroplanes took off from Rhodesian airbases and flew into Mozambique to attack the headquarters of the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA).
Pringle (I.) GREEN LEADER, Operation Gatling: the Rhodesian military's response to the Viscount tragedy
242pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, Solihull, 2015. R595
On 3 September 1978 an Air Rhodesia Viscount civilian airliner was shot down shortly after take off from Kariba in the Zambezi Valley. 10 of the 18 survivors were killed by guerillas loyal to Joshua Nkomo's Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU). Ian Pringle discusses the Viscount tragedy and the military response, a three-phased revenge attack on Nkomo's guerilla bases and infrastructure in Zambia, named Operation Gatling.

Ian Pringle is also the author of "Dingo Firestorm".
Raath (A.W.G.) DE LA REY, 'n stryd vir vryheid
576 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Brandfort, 2007. R755
A memorial volume in honour of "Bittereinder" General J.H.de la Rey, published on the 150th anniversary of the Vierkleur and the swearing in of M.W.Pretorius as the first President of the South African Republic.

Text in Afrikaans.

Andries Raath is professor in Constitutional Law and Philosophy of Law at the University of the Free State.

Rattray (D.) A SOLDIER-ARTIST IN ZULULAND, William Whitelocke Lloyd and the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879
259 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Rorke's Drift, 2007. R1700
Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.
Biographical notes and chronology by Major Martin Everett, curator, The Royal Regiment of Wales (Brecon) Museum.
Includes a facsimile reprint of an 1881 map of Zululand, folded, inside back cover.

William Whitelocke Lloyd (1856-1897), a lieutenant in the British Army, saw active service in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. An accomplished artist, during the war he made many watercolour paintings and sketches which remained unknown until brought to the attention of Zulu War historian David Rattray. Recognising their significance as a unique pictorial record of the British Army's campaign in Zululand, he undertook to write Lloyd's story and that of the war, placing the paintings within a meaningful framework.

An expert on the Anglo-Zulu War, David Rattray's Fugitive's Drift Lodge near Rorke's Drift and his battlefield tours were legendary. He was murdered at Fugitive's Drift in 2007, shortly after the publication of this book.
Rattray (D.) THE DAY OF THE DEAD MOON, the story of the Anglo-Zulu War 1879
approx. 338 minutes runnning time, CDs, Rorke's Drift, 1997. R630
A set of 5 CDs, written and narrated by David Rattray:
Preamble to the Battle of Isandlwana
The Battle of Isandlwana
Chelmsford's Story and the Events at Fugitive's Drift
Rorke's Drift
Ulundi - the final chapter

An expert on the Anglo-Zulu war, David Rattray's Fugitive's Drift Lodge near Rorke's Drift and his battlefield tours were legendary. He was murdered at Fugutive's Drift in 2007.
Rattray (D.) & Greaves (A.) GUIDEBOOK TO THE ANGLO-ZULU BATTLEFIELDS,
214 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2003) 2013. R215
A reprint of South African historian David Rattray's authoritative and well-illustrated guidebook to the battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.

David Rattray's lecture tours to the Anglo-Zulu War battlefields were well-known in both South Africa and England. David Rattray was murdered on his farm in KwaZulu-Natal in 2007. Fugitives Drift Lodge, which he established with his wife, remains the preferred destination for visitors to the battlefields.
Reitz (D.) ADRIFT ON THE OPEN VELD, the Anglo-Boer War and its aftermath, 1899-1943
563 pp., map, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R285
The trilogy by Deneys Reitz (1882-1944), which includes "Commando", originally published in 1929, "Trekking On", originally published in 1933 and "No Outspan", originally published in 1943. Edited and with an introduction by T.S.Emslie.

Reitz (D.) COMMANDO, of horses and men, a Boer journal of the Boer War and the aftermath of war
381 pp., maps, paperback, Revised Edition, Edinburgh, (1929) 2012. R195
A revised edition of the first volume of Deneys Reitz's autobiography, first published in 1929.

Includes the original preface by Jan Smuts.

"Reitz had the uncanny knack of living through the war a though leafing through the pages of an adventure story." Thomas Pakenham

This edition also contains the author's account of his exile after the Anglo-Boer War, previously published as the first two chapters in "Trekking On", the second volume of Reitz's autobiography.
Reitz (D.) TREKKING ON, in the company of brave men
298 pp., maps, paperback, Revised Edition, Edinburgh, (1933) 2012. R190
A revised edition of the second volume of Deneys Reitz's autobiography, which deals with his involvement in the 1914 Rebellion, the German East Campaign, the German West Campaign, and his time on the Western Front during the First World War.

"In this edition of "Trekking On' we have taken the liberty of excising the first two chapters, entitled 'Exile' and 'Hard Times', which recount the aftermath of the Anglo-Boer War and the author's exile in Madagascar. In their place we have inserted two short chapters taken from the author's third work, 'No Outspan', which lead the reader swiftly into events commemorated in this publication." from the publisher's note
Sadler (M.) WAR STORY OF SOLDIER 12480,
498 pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2014. R320
Mike Sadler's account of his experiences as a young soldier who took part in the North Africa Campaign during World War II. Aged seventeen, he volunteered to serve with the South African Artillery as a signaller, was captured at Tobruk and spent three years as a PoW in Italy and Austria.
Saks (D.) BOEREJODE, Jews in the Boer armed forces, 1899-1902
165 pp., illus., paperback, , 2010. R195
David Saks' study of the approximately three hundred Jews who fought on the side of the Boers during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902.
Salt (B.) A PRIDE OF EAGLES, a history of the Rhodesian Air Force
760pp., illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Solihull & Durban, (2000) 2015. R540
A reprint of Beryl Salt's history of military aviation in Rhodesia from the 1920s to the disbandment of the Rhodesian Air Force (RhAF) on Zimbabwean independence in 1980.
Satchwell (K.) "A BURNT SACRIFICE", the all too brief life of Clive Halse
166pp., illus., paperback, Port Alfred, 2016. R95
Records the life of Clive Harold Halse, who grew up in the Eastern Cape. When Britain went to war in 1914 he signed up, served with Cullinan's Horse in German South West Africa before training with the Royal Flying Corps and qualifying as a pilot. A lieutenant of No 70 Squadron, he was shot down on his first reconnaissance mission to Cambrai in France on 24 April 1917.

Self-published.
Satchwell (K.) 'FOR THE GLORY OF SOUTH AFRICA AND THE EMPIRE", five Eastern Cape soldiers and the Great War
158pp., illus., paperback, Port Alfred, 2015. R95
A tribute to five of the soldiers named on the War Memorial for the Lower Albany district in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape: Leslie Morley Mandy, Hubert Douglas Openshaw, Victor Reginald Pattison, Charles Joseph Pattison and Barnard David Olyott, all killed on the battlefields in France during WWI.

Self-published.
Scheepers (M.) STRIKING INSIDE ANGOLA WITH 32 BATTALION,
183 pp., illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2012. R185
An eyewitness account of the major operations that took place inside Angola during 1983/84, including Operations Snoek and Dolfyn, by South African Defence Force Signals Officer Marius Scheepers, who was posted at 32 Battalion's tactical HQs at Ongiva and Ionde at the time. Scheepers also includes brief descriptions of all other major operations that took place inside Angola between 1966 and 1988, including Operation Askari and the battle at Cuito Cuanavale.
Schoeman (C.) ANGELS OF MERCY, foreign women in the Anglo-Boer War
146 pp., map, illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2013. R230
Historian and journalist Chris Schoeman tells the story of twelve foreign women, from England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, who came out to South Africa after the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War, some to work as nurses on the frontline, others to teach Boer children in the concentration camps.
Schoeman (C.) BROTHERS IN ARMS, Hollanders in the Anglo-Boer War
248 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2011. R230
An account of the Hollander volunteers who fought alongside the Boers in the Anglo-Boer War.

Historian and journalist Chris Schoeman is also the author of "District Six: the spirit of kanala" and "Boer Boy: memoirs of an Anglo-Boer War youth".
Schoeman (C.) CHURCHILL'S SOUTH AFRICA, travels during the Anglo-Boer War
232 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2013. R250
In October 1899 Winston Churchill arrived in South Africa as war correspondent for the Morning Post to report on the Anglo-Boer War. This book documents his time in the country: his travels across the Great Karoo and Natal, his capture by the Boers, his escape, his return to the Natal front as an officer in the South African Light Horse, the Battle of Spioen Kop, the relief of Ladysmith, his experiences during the British advance through the Free State and the Transvaal, and his return to England.

Chris Schoeman is also the author of "Boer Boy", "Brothers in Arms" and "Angels of Mercy".
Schoeman (C.) THE SOMME CHRONICLES, South Africans on the Western Front
240 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R230
Chris Schoeman relates the experiences of the thousands of South Africans who took part in the 1916 Somme Offensive between the Allied forces and the Germans via extensive use of their diary entries and letters home.

Chris Schoeman is also the author of "District Six: the spirit of kanala", "Boer Boy: memoirs of an Anglo-Boer War youth", "Brothers in Arms: Hollanders in the Anglo-Boer War" and "Angels of Mercy: women in the Anglo-Boer War".
Schoeman (C.) VEGTER EN BALLING, Boereoorlog-ervarings van veldkornet Charles von Maltitz
221 pp., map, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R160
Using extensive extracts from field-cornet Charles von Maltitz's diary, Chris Schoeman recontructs his Boer War experiences. Charles von Maltitz was taken prisoner by the British and held in Brandwaterkom prison, then in Bellevue concentration camp in Cape Town, before being shipped to the camp in Trichinopoly in India.

Text in Afrikaans.

Historian and journalist Chris Schoeman is also the author of "Boerseun".
Schoeman (M.) SPRINGBOK FIGHTER VICTORY, SAAF fighter operations, 1939-1945, volume 2, crisis above the desert, 1940-1942
228 pp., 4to., map, illus., paperback, Nelspruit, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
Volume 2 in a 5-part series of books on South African Air Force actions during World War II. This volume covers the East and North African campaigns, as well as the campaign in Sicily.

Volumes 3,4, and 5 are also available. Volume 1 is now out of print.
Schoeman (M.) SPRINGBOK FIGHTER VICTORY, SAAF fighter operations, 1939-1945, volume 3, victory over North Africa, 1942-1943
228 pp., 4to., maps, illus., paperback, Nelspruit, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
Volume 3 in a 5-part series of books on South African Air Force actions during World War II.

Volumes 2,4, and 5 are also available. Volume 1 is now out of print.
Schoeman (M.) SPRINGBOK FIGHTER VICTORY, SAAF fighter operations, 1939-1945, volume 4, fighters over Sicily, Italy and the Med, 1943-1944.
216 pp., 4to., maps, illus., paperback, Nelspruit, 2011. OUT OF PRINT
Volume 4 in a 5-part series of books on South African Air Force actions during World War II.

Volumes 2,3 and 5 are also available. Volume 1 is now out of print.
Schoeman (M.) SPRINGBOK FIGHTER VICTORY, SAAF fighter operations, 1939-1945, volume 5, victory on all fronts, 1942-1945
256 pp., 4to., map, illus., paperback, Nelspruit, 2011. OUT OF PRINT
Volume 5 in a 5-part series of books on South African Air Force actions during World War II.
Volumes 2,3 and 4 are also available. Volume 1 is now out of print.
Schofield (V.) THE HIGHLAND FURIES, The Black Watch, volume 1, 1739-1899
728 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2012. R559
The story of The Black Watch Regiment, the oldest of the Highland Regiments, from its formation in 1739 through to the beginning of the South African War in 1899.

In the book Schofield discusses the regiment's involvement in the frontier wars against the amaXhosa.

Historian Victoria Schofields was commissioned by the regimental trustees to write this history.
Scholtz (L.) RATELS ON THE LOMBA, the story of Charlie Squadron
272pp., illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R230
To be published in the UK in late 2017.

Foreword by Roland de Vries, former commander of 61 Mechanised Battalion Group (1981-1982) and author of "Eye of the Firestorm".

On 3 October 1987 Charlie Squadron, part of 61 Mechanised Battalion Group, defeated the Angolan 47 Brigade during a battle on the Lomba River in southern Angola, as part of the South African Defence Force's Operation Moduler
Scholtz (L.) THE SADF IN THE BORDER WAR, 1966 - 1989
526 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R375
An analysis of the South African Defence Force's role in the Border War. Military historian Leopold Scholtz makes use of declassified documents and interviews with former SADF officers to explore the National Party's objectives in Angola and former South West Africa and to provide detailed depictions of battles such as Cassinga, Savannah, Reindeer, Sceptic, Protea, Moduler and Cuito Cuanavale.
Schroder-Nielsen (I.) AMONG THE BOERS IN PEACE AND WAR,
224 pp., map, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R318
Edited by Ione Rudner and Bill Nasson.
Translated from Norwegian by Jalmar and Ione Rudner.
Introduction by Bill Nasson.

Norwegian land-surveyor Ingvar Schroder-Nielsen's account of his experiences with the Boer forces during the Anglo-Boer War was first published in 1925 in Norway under the title "Blandt Boerne i Fred og Krig".

Schroder-Nielsen arrived in Cape Town in 1898, and lived and worked among the Boers in the Bushveld of the Transvaal Republic. Appalled by the destruction of farms by the British forces and the incarceration of civilians in concentration camps, he joined the Boer forces, was captured, transferred from prison to prison, and finally incarcerated in a prisoner-of-war camp in the Bermuda Islands. On his release in 1902 he returned to Norway.
Schutte (T.) GUERRILLASTRYD, minder bekende skermutselinge tydens die guerrillafase van die Anglo-Boereoorlog
219pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, No Place, 2016. R765
Tian Schuute provides information on less well-known clashes and battles fought in the Transvaal during the guerilla phase of the Anglo-Boer War, such as Vlakfontein, Rooikraal, Elandspruit and Leliesdal.
Shaw (J.) MY MEMOIRS OF THE BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA POLICE, 1966-1981, and a colonial upbringing in Northern Rhodesia
264pp, illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2015. R250
John Shaw was born in 1947 in Livingstone and grew up in various towns in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) where his father was a member of the Northern Rhodesia Police. The family moved to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1964 and in 1966 John joined the British South Africa Police. He retired in August 1981 as a superintendent. In this memoir he discusses the lifesyle of a district policeman and encounters with ZANLA fighters during the Bush War.
Shubin (G.) & Tokarev (A.) eds. BUSH WAR, the road to Cuito Cuanavale, Soviet soldiers' accounts of the Angolan war
map, illus., paperback, First English Edition, Johannesburg, 2011. OUT OF PRINT
First published in Russian in Moscow in 2007. Translated from the Russian by Tamara Reilly and Peter Sidorov.

A collection of memoirs of Soviet advisors to the Angolan army. They give first-hand accounts of the civil war in Angola, focusing especially on the events during 1987-1988 leading up to and including the decisive Battle of Cuito Cuanavale.

Dr Gennady Shubin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Africa Institute in Moscow.
Dr Andrei Tokarev is Head of the Centre for South African Studies at the Africa Institute in Moscow and an Associate Professor at the Military University in Moscow.
Shubin (G.), Zhdarkin (I.), Barabulya (V.) & Kuznetsova-Timonova (A.) comps. & eds. CUITO CUANAVALE, frontline accounts by Soviet soldiers, translated from the Russian by Tamara Reilly
222 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
A sequel to the book, "Bush War", this volume focuses on the climax of the civil war in Angola, the battle of Cuito Cuanavale in 1987-8.

Gennady Shubin is a senior researcher for the Institute for African Studies in the Russian Acadmey of Sciences in Moscow. His publications include six books on the Anglo-Boer War, and eleven books of memoirs about the Angolan war.
Smith (I.) MAD DOG KILLERS, the story of a Congo mercenary
159 pp., illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban , 2012. R185
In 1964 Ivan Smith signed up for a six month contract as a mercenary volunteer in the Armée Nationale Congolais. In this book he recounts his experiences as a member of 'Mad Mike' Hoare's 5 Commando Group in the Congo.

Ivan Smith was born in 1941 in Fort Victoria, Southern Rhodesia. He emigrated to South Africa in 1984. Now retired, he lives in the small village of Joubertina in the Western Cape.
Smith (K.) DEAD WAS EVERYTHING, studies in the Anglo-Zulu War
292pp., maps, illus., hadback, d.w., Second Edition, London, (2008) 2014. R499
A new edition of this collection of essays on the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, with emphasis on the key battles of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. All the papers have been thoroughly revised and updated.

Keith Smith is also the author of two books on the Cape Frontier Wars: "Harry Smith's Last Throw" and "The Wedding Feast War". Born in England, he now lives in Australia.
Spiers (E.) ed. LETTERS FROM LADYSMITH, eyewitness accounts from the South African War
192 pp., maps, illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2010. R200
A collection of 250 letters written by British soldiers and civilians in Ladysmith before and during the siege, October 1899 to April 1900. These letters were originally published in different British newspapers at the time.

Foreword by Ian Knight.

"An unrivalled collection that vividly describes the courage, plight and humour of those besieged; when I turned the last page it was difficult not to join in and cheer!" Ron Lock, author of "Zulu Conquest" and "Zulu Vanquished"

Edward Spiers is Professor of Strategic Studies at the School of History, University of Leeds. His other books include "The Late Victorian Army 1866-1902" and "The Victorian Soldier in Africa".
Stanley (L.) MOURNING BECOMES..., post/memory, commemoration and the concentration camps of the South African war
303 pp., map, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R250
Using detailed archival evidence, Liz Stanley argues that much of what has traditionally been understood about the concentration camps run by the British during the South African War originates from testimony which was solicited, selected and published by key women activists within Boer proto-nationalist circles, and subsequently reshaped to support the development of a racialised nationalist framework.

Liz Stanley is Professor of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh.
Steenkamp (W.) ASSEGAIS, DRUMS & DRAGOONS, a military and social history of the Cape, 1510-1806
376 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R260
Willem Steenkamp's history of the South African infantryman grew out of his fascination with the question of what motivated the small multiracial force of Cape-born soldiers to offer such fierce resistance at the Battle of Blaauwberg in 1806.

"This book is about the genesis of the South African foot soldier of today - that small, usually dirty, frequently over-tired and often hungry figure - without whom an army cannot ring the gong of victory. He did not spring up full-grown out of the ground. He grew to what he is today through an evolutionary process that took several centuries." Major-General Jack Turner and Brigadier-General John Lizamore
Steenkamp (W.) SOUTH AFRICA'S BORDER WAR, 1966-1989
336pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Revised Edition, Cape Town, (1989) 2016. R385
A revised edition of Willem Steenkamp's book on the Border War, first published in 1989. This new edition has a new foreword and epilogue by Steenkamp, and the text "has been rounded out somewhat through the use of various accurate and straighforward writings by Fapla's former Soviet military and political advisers [and] expanded using information that only became available later, together with some explanatory background information." from the new foreword

Steenkamp (W.) THE BLACK BERET, the history of South Africa's armoured forces, volume 1: beginnings to the invasion of Madagascar 1942
366pp., illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Solihull, 2016. R995
Volume 1 of "The Black Beret" begins with the introduction of armour to the battlefield and ends with the invasion of Madagascar by the South African forces during the Second World War.

Willem Steenkamp has written several books on South African military history, including "South Africa's Border War, 1966-1989".
Steenkamp (W.) THE BLACK BERET, the history of South Africa's armoured forces, volume 2, the Italian Campaign 1943-45 and post-war South Africa 1946-1961
366pp., illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Solihull, 2017. R695
Volume 2 of "The Black Beret" begins with the formation of the 6th South African Armoured Division and its subsequent campaign in Italy and ends with the events of 1945-61, including the introduction of the Centurion tank.

Volume 1, which begins with the introduction of armour to the battlefield and ends with the invasion of Madagascar by the South African forces during the Second World War, is still available.

Willem Steenkamp has written several books on South African military history, including "South Africa's Border War, 1966-1989".
Steenkamp (W.) & Heitman (H-R.) MOBILITY CONQUERS, the story of 61 Mechanised Battalion Group 1978-2005
1062pp., illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Solihull, 2016. R1050
The history of 61 Mechanised Battalion Group, a unit of the South African Defence Force that played a major role in the incursions into Angola between 1978 and 1988.

As a military reservist Willem Steenkamp was attached to 61 Mech during Operation Sceptic in the 1980s. He has written several books on South African military history, including "South Africa's Border War, 1966-1989".
Helmoed Römer-Heitman is currently South Africa's correspondent for Jane's Defence Weekly and other defence periodicals. He is also the author of "Surviving the Ride: a pictorial history of South African-manufactured armoured vehicles".
Stejskal (J.) THE HORNS OF THE BEAST, the Swakop River campaign and World War I in South-West Africa 1914-15
140pp., maps, illus, paperback, Solihull, 2014. R375
James Stejskal examines the war fought between Allied troops from the Union of South Africa, Britain and colonial Rhodesia and German "Schutztruppe" in South-West Africa between August 1914 and July 1915, when Germany capitulated.

James Stejskal works as a consulting historian for the Namib Battlefied Heritage Project, and as a consulting archaeologist associated with the Great Arab Revolt Project in Jordan. Currently he lives in Alexandria.
Steyn (D) & Söderlund (A.) IRON FIST, South Africa's seaborne raiders 1978-1988
437pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Solihull & Rugby, 2014. R656
Rear Admiral Arnè Söderlund and Lt Col Daniël (Douw) Steyn document the seaward operations undertaken by 4 "Recce" Commando, later 4 Reconnaissance Regiment, during the Border War. The unit was responsible for attacks on strategic targets in the coastal zone such as harbour and oil facilities, transport infrastructure, navigational aids, ANC offices, and Eastern bloc merchant vessels in Angolan and Mozambican ports.
Steyn (W.) THE GREAT BOER ESCAPE,
160pp., illus., map, paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2015. R250
Originally published in Dutch in 2015. Translated into English by Helga Steyn, Willie Steyn's granddaughter.

Willie Steyn's account of his experiences during the Boer War. Steyn was one of six hundred Boer prisoners sent by ship to Ceylon to be interned in the Diyatalawa prisoner-of-war camp. He and four other prisoners escaped by lowering themselves into the sea. They were picked up by a Russian troopship who took them to Sevastapol. They travelled via St Petersburg, Berlin, Utrecht and The Hague to Amsterdam where they boarded a German ship under assumed names and sailed to German South West Africa. From here they trekked to South Africa, where Steyn joined up with the Maritz and Smuts commandos in the Cape Colony.

Also available in Afrikaans. Both the English and Afrikaans editions also include the original Dutch text.
Stiff (P.) COVERT WAR, Koevoet operations, Namibia 1979-1989
512 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2004) 2012. R295
A reprint of Peter Stiff's account of operations by Koevoet (Afrikaans for 'crowbar'), a paramilitary counter-insurgency unit similar to the Selous Scouts, founded in 1979 to fight against SWAPO fighters during the Namibian War of Independence. Officially known as the South West Africa Counter-Insurgency Unit, it was disbanded in 1989.
Stiff (P.) SEE YOU IN NOVEMBER, the story of Alan 'Taffy' Brice, an SAS assassin
320 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Revised Fourth Edition, Johannesburg, (1985) 2011. R250
The story of Alan "Taffy" Brice, a former member of Britian's 22-SAS Regiment, who led a Rhodesian Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) secret assassination team in Zambia, comprising himself, Hugh "Chuck" Hind and Ian and Prisilla Sutherland. Their orders were to create divisions between Joshua Nkomo's ZAPU/ZIPRA and Robert Mugabe's ZANU/ZANLA.

This fourth edition has "one new photograph, real names to replace the nom de guerre that appeared in the first three editions are included."

Peter Stiff's other book include "Selous Scouts: top secret war", "Nine Days of War" and "The Silent War".
Stiff (P.) THE SILENT WAR, South African Recce operations, 1969-1994
608 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, New Edition, Johannesburg, (1999) 2006. R350
Covers operations by the South African Defence Force Special Forces Unit, the "Reconnaissance Commando" - or the Recces for short - in Mozambique, Angola, Zambia, Rhodesia, Lesotho, and against the ANC.
Stiff (P.) WARFARE BY OTHER MEANS, South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s
600pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2001) 2017. R395
A reprint of the second book of Peter Stiff's South Africa's Secret Warfare trilogy. This volume covers the last years of the apartheid era, including Operation Anvil, Project Barnacle, Operation Marion, the Civil Cooperation Bureau, Security Police Death Squads, MK's Operation Vula, the Afrikaner Volksfront and the Afrikaner Weerstands Beweging. The other volumes in the series are "The Silent War, Recce operations" and "The Covert War, Koevoet Operations".
Taylor (J.) A WHISPER IN THE REEDS, 'The Terrible Ones': South Africa's 32 Battalion at war
197pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Solihull & Warwickshire, 2013. R450
Justin Taylor's account of his National Service year (1979-80) as a Signals Officer with the SADF's 32 Battalion in the Namibian/ Angolan War. He was wounded at the Battle of Savate and awarded the Chief of the SADF Commendation Medal for services of a high order. He now lives in Johannesburg.
Telfer (A.) & Fulton (R.) eds. CHIBAYA MOYO, the Rhodesian African Rifles, an anthology 1939-1981
542pp., illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2015. R450
A collection of personal reminiscences and anecdotes by those who served with the 'masodja', the all-volunteer black soldiers of the Rhodesian African Rifles that fought in both World Wars, the Malaysian Emergency and the Rhodesian Bush War.

Andy Telfer and Russell Fulton both served in the Rhodesian Army during the Rhodesian Bush War.
Thomas (D.) THE MEN WHO WOULD NOT MARCH, the surrender of Concordia, Namaqualand, 4 April 1902
192 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R260
The men of the mining village of Concordia had willingly joined a "dad's army" type of Town Guard raised by the British under marital law during the Boer War but, when ordered to march to O'okiep to help the British against an advancing Boer army led by General Jan Smuts, the men mutinied and stayed in town to protect their families, surrendering Concordia to Smuts on 4 April 1902. Accused of cowardice and betrayal for over a hundred years, the Concordia Town Guard have recently been honoured for the courageous decisions they took.

David Thomas is the great-grandson of Captain Francis Phillips, the man who led the group of soldiers who mutinied.
Torlage (G.) THE BATTLE OF SPIOENKOP, 23 - 24 January 1900
46pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Durban, (1999) 2014. R75
Other titles in the Battles of the Anglo-Boer War Series are:
* The Battle of Talana
* The Battle of Elandslaagte
* The Battle of Modder Spruit and Tchrengula
* The Battle of Colenso
* The Battle of Vaalkrans
* The Siege of Ladysmith
* The Relief of Ladysmith
* Guide to the Anglo-Boer War Sites in KwaZulu-Natal
All these titles are available @ R75 each.
Torlage (G.) & Watt (S.) A GUIDE TO THE ANGLO-BOER WAR SITES OF KWAZULU-NATAL,
74pp., maps, paperback, Reprint, Durban, (1999) 2014. R75
Other titles in the Battles of the Anglo-Boer War Series are:
* The Battle of Talana
* The Battle of Elandslaagte
* The Battle of Modder Spruit and Tchrengula
* The Battle of Colenso
* The Battle of Spioenkop
* The Battle of Vaalkrans
* The Siege of Ladysmith
* The Relief of Ladysmith
All these titles are available @ R75 each.

Truesdale (D.) & Young (J.) VICTORIA'S HARVEST, the Irish soldier in the Zulu War of 1879
372pp., illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Solihull, 2016. R715
A collection of stories of Irishmen who volunteered for service in Queen Victoria's Army before, during and after the Zulu War.

David Truesdale has written several books on military history, including "Brotherhood of the Cauldron: Irishmen in the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem".
John Young is also the author of "They Fell Like Stones: the battles and casualties of the Zulu War, 1879".
Turton (A.R.) SHAKING HANDS WITH BILLY, the private memoirs of Anthony Richard Turton
534 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2010. R370
Anthony Richard Turton describes his work as an soldier in three South African Security Force structures, the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 81 Armoured Brigade, the Chief Directorate Covert Operations of the National Intelligence Service, and the South African Secret Service. In 1997 he applied to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Register for Reconciliation, a register for those who had no need to apply for amnesty but wished to apologize for not making their voices heard in the past. He now works as a scientist specialising in water resource management.
Tweddell (C.H.) CHARLIE'S FIRST WAR, South Africa, 1899-1900, edited by Carman Miller
246pp., illus., map, hardback, d.w., Montreal, 2014. R650
Charles Tweddell (1869-1921) was one of several thousand Canadians who fought with British forces in the Anglo-Boer War. This is the diary he kept from the time he left Quebec City until his return.

Carman Miller is Professor Emeritus of History at McGill University.

"Miller offers a detailed, rich, and thorough introduction to C.H. Tweddell's diary that embraces and incorporates the leading scholarship on the war, both in Canada and from around the world. Situating the wartime experience within late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Canada, Miller provides new material to understand the war and sheds light on what motivated Canadians to participate." Tim Cook, Director of Research at the Canadian War Museum
Uys (I.) BUSHMEN SOLDIERS, the history of 31, 201, & 203 Battalions during the Border War 1974-90
344pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Durban, (1993) 2015. R350
Reprint of Ian Uys' book on the contribution Bushman soldiers made in the Border War as trackers, guides, conventional soldiers, parachutists and recces.
Uys (I.) ENDURING VALOUR, South Africa's Cross of Honour
293 pp., map, illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Durban, (1992) 2014. R250
A revised edition of "Cross of Honour", originally published in 1992.

The Honoris Crux (Cross of Honour) was South Africa's premier gallantry decoration awarded to members of the South African Defence Force between 1952 and 2003. Ian Uys relates the stories behind over three hundred of these awards and other medals for bravery awarded to South African soldiers, sailors and airmen.
Uys (I.) HOLD AT ALL COSTS!, the epic battle of Delville Wood 1916
215pp., illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Solihull, 2015. R725
Ian Uys chronicles the battle of Delville Wood on the Somme. The South African Infantry Brigade under Major-General H.T. Lukin entered the wood on 15th July 1916. When they were relieved on 20th July after six days and five nights of fighting only 750 soldiers of the Brigade's 3 433 soldiers remained, the others either killed or wounded. Black South Africans were also involved in this battle as unarmed combatants and non-military personnel. Includes many first-hand accounts.
van Bart (M.) SONGS OF THE VELD, and other poems, English poems on the Anglo-Boer War/ Engelse gedigte oor die Anglo-Boereoorlog
136 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Reprint, Cape Town, (1902) 2008. R285
This anthology was originally published in 1902 in London. The poems chosen had originally appeared in The New Age, a weekly publication on Christian culture, social service and literary life edited by Anglican clergymen. This facsimile re-edition has an additional preface, introduction, postscript and background chapters in English and Afrikaans by journalist Marthinus van Bart. The poets include C Louis Leipoldt, Elizabeth (Betty) Molteno, Alice Greene, Anna Purcell and Friedrich Carl Kolbe.

Text in English and Afrikaans.
van der Merwe (C.) DONKER STROOM, Eugène Marais en die Anglo-Boereoorlog
531pp., map, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R375
Carel van de Merwe's revealing research on the five years Eugène Marais spent in Europe just before, during and after the Anglo-Boer War.

"Deur nongesette historiese speurwerk en 'n heldere sfryfstyl baan die skrywer 'n boeiende weg deur voorheen versluierde fasette van Eugène Marais se lewe." Albert Grundlingh

Carel van der Merwe has written three novels, including "Geldwolf" (2009), which won the Eugène Marais Prize. This is his first work of non-fiction. He lives in Stellenbosch.
van der Merwe (F.) SPORT IN DIE BOERE-KRYGSGEVANGEKAMPE TYDENS DIE ANGLO-BOEREOORLOG, 1899-1902
269 pp., 4to., map, illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2013. R225
Floris van der Merwe discusses the role of sports and games amongst Boer prisoners-of-war during the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902.

Text in Afrikaans.
van der Waag (I.) A MILITARY HISTORY OF MODERN SOUTH AFRICA,
388pp., illus., maps, paperback, , Johannesburg, 2015. R325
An overview of South African military history from 1899 to 2000. The book also discusses evolving military policy and the development of the South African military as an institution.

Ian van der Waag is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Military History in the Faculty of Military Sciences, Stellenbosch University.
van der Waals (W.S.) PORTUGAL'S WAR IN ANGOLA, 1961-1974
320 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (1993) 2011. R195
Brigadier General Willem van der Waals served as a Vice Consul at the South African Consulate General in Angola from 1970 to 1973 and participated in the 1975 Civil War as military advisor to Jonas Savimbi's UNITA. This book is a popularised version of his doctoral disseration, "Angola 1961-1974: a study in revolutionary war", completed in 1990 at the University of the Orange Free State.
van der Walt (J.) JOHANNES STRYDSMAN, legendariese Boere verkenner en Kaapse rebel, Anglo-Boereoorlog 1899-1902
257 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2012 . R450
An account of Hendrik Stephanus Johannes van der Walt's (alias Johannes Strydsman) experiences as a scout in Commandant P.H.Kritzinger's commando during the invasion of the Cape Colony between January and June 1901.

Text in Afrikaans.
van Heerden (R.) & Hudson (A.) FOUR BALL ONE TRACER, commanding Executive Outcomes in Angola and Sierra Leone
256 pp., maps, colour illus., hardback, d.w., Solihull & Durban, 2012. R295
Founder member and commander Roelf van Heerden recounts the tactics, objectives and exploits of the infamous mercenary army, Executive Outcomes (EO), in Angola and Sierra Leone during the 1990s.
van Heyningen (E.) THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR, a social history
390 pp., map, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R280
Elizabeth van Heyningen makes in-depth use of official documents in the South African and British archives to provide insights into Boer and African society at the time of the Anglo-Boer War, the life of the inmates in the concentration camps and the ethos and practices of the British staff.

"A masterly exercise in the writing of social history, extremely well-informed, utilising all the recent research." Professor Iaian Smith, formerly of the University of Warwick

"Overall this is the work of a master historian and there can be little doubt that the book will become a major point of reference in the future. The style is measured, the arguments carefully phrased and, right throughout the analysis, the wider context is judiciously woven into the text." Professor Albert Grundlingh, University of Stellenbosch

Elizabeth van Heyningen taught for many years in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town. She is also the author of "Cape Town, the making of a city" (with N.Worden and V.Bickford-Smith) and "The Cape Doctor in the Nineteenth Century" (with H.Deacon and H.Phillips).
van Rensburg (W.) SWA/ NAMIBIAN BORDER WAR, major military & political incidents, 1959-1989
311 pp., colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2013. R330
Lt Col (Prof) J.L. "Wikus" Jansen van Rensburg's account of the second half of the Border War. Wikus' first experience of the war was as a national serviceman in 1978. He joined the SADF and was involved in the war until SWA gained its independence. He retired in 1992. Currently he is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Military Science at Stellenbosch University.
van Tonder (G.) BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE, Rhodesia Native Regiment & Rhodesian African Rifles
88pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, Durban, 2015. R550
Commissioned by the Rhodesian African Rifles Regimental Association (UK), this book is a tribute to the men who died in the service of the Rhodesia Native Regiment (RNR) and its successor Rhodesian African Rifles (RAR). Includes brief histories of the RNR and RAR, rolls of honour and information on honours, awards, colours and uniforms.

Gerry van Tonder was a District Officer with Internal Affairs during the Bush War. He now lives in the UK. He is also the co-author of "Rhodesian Combined Forces Roll of Honour 1966-1981", "Rhodesia Regiment 1899-1981" and "Operation Lighthouse Intaf: para-military civilians in Rhodesia's Bush War".
van Wyk (A.) DIE ROEM EN DIE ROU, stories agter Honoris Crux
309pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (2008) 2015. R388
These accounts were first published in At van Wyk's two books "Honorus Crux, ons dapperes" and "Honorus Crux II". The first edition of "Die Roem en die Rou", a selection of these accounts, was first published in 2008.
van Zyl (J.), Constantine (R.) & Pretorius (T.) comps. AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BLACK SOUTH AFRICANS IN THE ANGLO-BOER WAR , a forgotten history
399 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Bloemfontein, 2012. R680
This book, published by the War Museum of the Boer Republics and funded by the Department of Arts and Culture, consists primarily of photographs with approximately 30 pages of text. The title is somewhat misleading.

"This is the first publication of its kind and no doubt will contribute to a better understanding of this devastating war which contributed to the South African political landscape of today. This publication endeavours to restore balance to the historiographical base, by depicting the forgotten history of the experience of black people in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902." Tokkie Pretorius, Director of the War Museum of the Boer Republics, from his foreword
Venter ( A.J.) MERCENARIES, putting the world to rights with hired guns
304pp., illus., paperback, Havertown, Oxford & Durban, 2014. R320
Al Venter offers insight into mercenaries and their methods, and looks at some of the actions they've been involved in in Africa and the Middle East. Includes chapters on South Africa's Executive Outcomes, and on mercenary involvement in Angola and Rhodesia during the Bush War.

War correspondent, documentary filmmaker and author Al J.Venter served as an African and Middle East correspondent for various publications in the stable of Britain's Jane's Information Group. His other books include "African Stories", "War in Angola", "Africa at War", "The Chopper Boys" and "War Dog".
Venter (A.) BATTLE FOR ANGOLA, the end of the Cold War in Africa c1975-89
527pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Solihull & Warwickshire, 2017. R650
Al J. Venter's account of the war in Angola.

Al Venter served as an African and Middle East correspondent for various publications in the stable of Britain's Jane's Information Group. His other books include "War in Angola", "Africa at War", "The Chopper Boys", "War Dog", "War Stories, up close and personal in third world conflicts" and "Barrel of a Gun, a war correspondent's misspent moments".
Venter (A.) PORTUGAL'S GUERILLA WARS IN AFRICA, Lisbon's three wars in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea, 1961-74
495pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Solihull, (2013) 2015. R695
Al J. Venter served as an African and Middle East correspondent for various publications in the stable of Britain's Jane's Information Group. His other books include "Battle for Angola, the end of the Cold War in Africa c1975-89", "Africa at War", "The Chopper Boys", "War Dog", "War Stories, up close and personal in third world conflicts" and "Barrel of a Gun, a war correspondent's misspent moments".
Venter (A.) THE CHOPPER BOYS, helicopter warfare in Africa
294pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Revised Edition, Solihull, ((1994) 2016. R925
Al J. Venter reviews the role played by helicopters in some of Africa's conflicts, including the Rhodesian War, and South Africa's Border War. This new revised and expanded edition has six new chapters.

War correspondent, documentary filmmaker and author Al J.Venter served as an African and Middle East correspondent for various publications in the stable of Britain's Jane's Information Group. His other books include "War in Angola", "Africa at War", "War Stories" and "War Dog".
Venter (A.J.) AFRICAN STORIES,
463 pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Pretoria, 2013. R285
Al J. Venter relates some of his and his friends' experiences in Africa. Venter served as an African and Middle East correspondent for various publications in the stable of Britain's Jane's Information Group. His other books include "War in Angola", "Africa at War", "The Chopper Boys", "War Dog", "War Stories, up close and personal in third world conflicts" and "Barrel of a Gun, a war correspondent's misspent moments".
Venter (A.J.) BARREL OF A GUN, a war correspondent's misspent moments in combat
503 pp., map, illus., hardback, d.w., Drexel Hill & Newbury, 2010. R350
War correspondent, filmmaker and author Al J. Venter's memoirs. During his career, spanning more than four decades, Al Venter covered the Rhodesian bush war, the wars in Angola and Mozambique and the border war in South Africa, as well as many other conflicts around the globe. His other books include "War in Angola", "How South Africa Built Six Atom Bombs", "Africa at War", "The Chopper Boys: helicopter warfare in Africa" and "War Dog: fighting other peoples' wars".
Venter (A.J.) BIAFRA'S WAR 1967-1970, a tribal conflict in Nigeria that left a million dead
314pp., b/w & colour illus., map, hardback, d.w., Solihull, 2015. R650
Al Venter spent time in Nigeria and Biafra covering the Civil War. This is his account of the conflict.

War correspondent, documentary filmmaker and author Al J.Venter served as an African and Middle East correspondent for various publications in the stable of Britain's Jane's Information Group. His other books include "War in Angola", "Africa at War", "The Chopper Boys" and "War Dog".
Venter (A.J.) GUNSHIP ACE, The wars of Neal Ellis, helicopter pilot and mercenary
324 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2012. R250
International war correspondent Al J.Venter discusses the career of mercenary combat aviator Neal Ellis, who flew South African Air Force helicopter gunships in Angola during the Bush War. He has also fought in the Balkans War, worked for Mobutu Sese Seko in the Congo, Executive Outcomes in Sierra Leone, and a private security company in Iraq. In the last few years he has been flying support missions for USAID in Afghanistan.
Venter (A.J.) et. al. WAR STORIES, up close and personal in third world conflicts
510 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2011. R250
A compilation of war stories from Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

War correspondent, documentary filmmaker and author Al J.Venter served as an African and Middle East correspondent for various publications in the stable of Britain's Jane's Information Group. His other books include "War in Angola", "Africa at War", "The Chopper Boys" and "War Dog".
Verster (F.) OMEGA, OOR EN UIT, die storie van 'n opstandige troep
207pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R215
François Verster's account of completing his basic training in the South African Defence Force in the 1980s, and then being posted to Omega, a military base in the Caprivi strip in Namibia, where he taught Bushmen schoolchildren. He also discusses his present job as an archivist in Cape Town.
von der Heyde (N.) FIELD GUIDE TO THE BATTLEFIELDS OF SOUTH AFRICA,
351 pp., maps., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R320
Battlefields guide Nicki von der Heyde presents seventy-one battles that shaped the course of South African history.

"This volume is ground-breaking in that it is the first on-the-ground practical guide for the whole country." Donal P.McCracken, Senior Professor of History, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Nicki von der Heyde's tour company, "Campaign Trails", is three times winner of the KwaZulu-Natal Tour Operator of the Year award.
von der Heyde (N.) GUIDE TO SIEGES OF SOUTH AFRICA,
216pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R300
Accounts of 17 pivotal sieges from the Cape Frontier, Anglo-Zulu, Basotho and Anglo-Boer Wars.

Nicki von der Heyde is a specialist battlefields tour guide, an honorary life member of the Anglo-Zulu War Historical Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She is also the author of "Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa".
Vreÿ (F.), Esterhuyse (A.) & Mandrup (T.) eds. ON MILITARY CULTURE, theory, practice and African armed forces
280 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R405
A collection of essays that explore the theory and practice of military culture, civil-military relations, and the role of the armed forces in society. The book also includes a number of country case studies, with a particular focus on South Africa.

Contributions include:
"Strategising in an era of conceptual change: security institutions and the delivery of security in the 21st century" by Kim Hudson and Dan Henk
"Aligning societal and military culture" by Alan Okros
"Hamlet's Glass and the Radical Reality of Security Culture: religion, authorised violence and sacrifice" by Michael McKinley
"Morphing Mirror Images of Military Culture and the Nation-State: insecurities in Kenya" by Musambayi Katumanga
"Snapshots, Synapses, and Silences: social theory and military studies" by Peter Vale
"Forging the Post-apartheid Military Culture in South Africa" by Laurie Nathan
"Institutional Culture: the South African military and its search for organisational stability" by Abel Esterhuyse.

Francois Vreÿ is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University.
Abel Esterhuyse is Associate Professor of Strategy in the Faculty of Military Science of Stellenbosch University at the South African Military Academy.
Thomas Mandrup in Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science, University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute of International Studies.
Walsh (T.) MAMPARA, Rhodesia Regiment moments of mayhem by a moronic, maybe militant, madman
246 pp., illus., maps, paperback, Durban, 2014. R250
Toc Walsh's account of his experiences with Depot Rhodesia Regiment and 10th Battalion Rhodesia Regiment in the 1970s.

Toc Walsh was born in Rhodesia in 1956. He moved to South Africa in 1981.
Ward (N.) TROOPSHIP MENDI, the black Titanic
274pp., illus., paperback, Worthing, 2016. R275
A self-published history of the sinking of the British troopship, SS Mendi, in the English Channel in 1917, on the way to France. Six-hundred-and-sixteen South Africans, including six-hundred-and-seven black troops serving in the South African Native Labour Contingent, died - South Africa's biggest single loss of life in World War I. The findings of the inquiry into the incident were kept secret for fifty years.
Watt (S.) THE BATTLE OF MODDER SPRUIT & TCHRENGULA , the fight for Ladysmith, 30 October 1899
30pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Durban, (1999) 2014. R75
Other titles in the Battles of the Anglo-Boer War Series are:
* The Battle of Talana
* The Battle of Elandslaagte
* The Battle of Colenso
* The Battle of Spioenkop
* The Battle of Vaalkrans
* The Siege of Ladysmith
* The Relief of Ladysmith
* Guide to the Anglo-Boer War Sites in KwaZulu-Natal
All these titles are available @ R75 each.
Watt (S.) THE BATTLE OF VAALKRANS, 5-7 February 1900
41pp., illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Durban, (1999) 2014. R75
Other titles in the Battles of the Anglo-Boer War Series are:
* The Battle of Talana
* The Battle of Elandslaagte
* The Battle of Modder Spruit and Tchrengula
* The Battle of Colenso
* The Battle of Spioenkop
* Guide to the Anglo-Boer War Sites of KwaZlu-Natal
* The Siege of Ladysmith
* The Relief of Ladysmith
All these titles are available @ R75 each.
Watt (S.) THE SIEGE OF LADYSMITH, 2 November 1899 - 28 February 1900
44pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Durban, (1999) 2014. R75
Other titles in the Battles of the Anglo-Boer War Series are:
* The Battle of Talana
* The Battle of Elandslaagte
* The Battle of Modder Spruit and Tchrengula
* The Battle of Colenso
* The Battle of Spioenkop
* The Battle of Vaalkrans
* Guide to the Anglo-Boer War Sites of KwaZulu-Natal
* The Relief of Ladysmith
All these titles are available @ R75 each.
Wessels (A.) THE ANGLO-BOER WAR 1899-1902, white man's war, black man's war, traumatic war
213 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Bloemfontein, 2011. R350
A brief history of the Anglo-Boer War, with special reference to the role played by black people, coloured people, and people of Asian origin.

André Wessels is Senior Professor of History and Chairperson of the Department of History at the University of the Free State.
Wessels (E.) & Raath (A.W.G.) comp. ONTHOU!, kronieke van vroue en kinderlyding, 1899-1902, die Britse konsentrasiekampe van die Anglo-Boereoorlog en die herdenking van vroue- en kindersterftes met die oprigting van die Nasionale Vrouemonument
399 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Pretoria, 2012. R565
A collection of essays on the suffering experienced by women and children in the British concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer War.

Text in Afrikaans.

AWG Raath is Professor of Law at the University of The Free State. He is the author of "Die Boerevrou, 1899-1902, dle. 1 & 2", (2002), "De la Rey, 'n stryd vir Vryheid" (2007), and "Niklaas van Rensburg, die siener" (2011).
Elria Wessels is a historian at the Anglo-Boer War Museum in Bloemfontein. She is the author of "Bannelinge in die Vreemde".
Wiiliams (D.) ON THE BORDER, the white South African military experience
151 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R215
David Williams describes the experience of the South African Defence Force, for white conscripts and professional soldiers, during the undeclared war in Angola and South West Africa (now Namibia).

David Williams is Associate Deputy Editor of the Financial Mail. He was a conscript in the SADF and a member of the Citizen Force for ten years.
Williams (D.) SPRINGBOKS, TROEPIES AND CADRES, stories of the South African army, 1912-2012
274 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R225
An anecdotal history of the South African army, based on the first-hand accounts of a divergent group of soldiers.

David Williams is also the author of "On the Border, 1965-1990" (2008) and "Seven Battle that Shaped South Africa" (2005).
Willis (R.), van Dyk (A.) & de Villiers (J.) YEOMEN OF THE KAROO, the story of the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital at Deelfontein
350pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, Bloemfontein, 2016. R720
The story of the establishment of the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital at Deelfontein in the Great Karoo during the Anglo-Boer War.
Wilsworth (C.) FIRST IN, LAST OUT, the South African Artillery in action, 1975-1988
416 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R233
A chronological account covering all operations of the Border War in which South African gunners took part.

Clive Wilsworth was called up for National Service in 1969. He was posted to 4th Field Regiment as an assistant OP officer and served with the Natal Field Artillery and the Regiment Port Natal before signing on as a regular with the 14th Field Regiment, South African Artillery. From 1978 to 1988, as a battery commander and intelligence Staff Officer, he took part in several major operations during the Border War. He retired in 1994 and is now a business consultant living in Johannesburg.
Wingrin (D.) TUMULT IN THE CLOUDS, stories from the South African Air Force, 1920-2010
344 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban & Solihull, 2012. R320
A collection of personal recollections by South African Air Force (SAAF) airmen and ground crew, as told to Dean Wingrin.

Accountant Dean Wingrin was Honorary Secretary of the SAAF Museum for nearly twenty years, and is a director of the South African Aviation Foundation Museum Ltd, a non-profit company formed to preserve the SAAF's aviation heritage.
Wood (J.) ZAMBEZI VALLEY INSURGENCY, early Rhodesian Bush War operations, Africa@War, volume 5
72pp., 4to., illus., maps, paperback, Solihull & Pinetown, 2012. R195
Richard Wood examines the first phase of the Bush War (1966-1972), when the Rhodesian armed forces conducted a number of operations in the Zambezi Valley against ZAPU and ZANU fighters who crossed the Zambezi River from Zambia.
Wood (J.R.T.) OPERATION DINGO, Rhodesian raid on Chimoio and Tembué, 1977
64 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2011. R185
On 23 November 1977 the Rhodesian Air Force and 184 SAS and RLI paratroopers attacked 10 000 ZANLA cadres based at "New Farm", Chimoio, Mozambique. Two days later the same force attacked 4 000 guerrillas at Tembué, another ZANLA base inside Mozambique. Richard Wood examines these attacks, known as Operation Dingo.

Volume 1 in the Africa@War series.

Military historian Richard Wood was the Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Research Fellow at the University of Rhodesia and a Professor of History at the University of Durban-Westville. He is also the author of "The War Diaries of André Dennison" and numerous other books on the history and politics of Rhodesia.
Wood (J.R.T.) THE WAR DIARIES OF ANDRÉ DENNISON,
394 pp., maps, illus., hardback, d.w., Gibraltar, 1989. OUT OF PRINT
André Dennison was recruited by the Rhodesian Army in 1975. As the first Officer Commanding of 'A' Company of the new 2nd Battalion of the Rhodesian African Rifles he kept a meticulous record of his unit's activities during the last five years of the war in Rhodesia . "Dennison's text is enriched by contributions from the records of the Selous Scouts supplied by Lieutenant-Colonel Ron Reid-Daly".
Woolmore (W.) STEINAECKER'S HORSEMEN,
352 pp., maps, illus., hardback,d.w., Barbeton, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
The story of a British unit during the Anglo-Boer War which patrolled South Africa's border with Portuguese East Africa between mid 1900 and 1902 in an attempt to stop the Boers obtaining supplies from the outside world. This unit was under the command of a former Prussian officer, Francis Christiaan Ludwig von Steinaecker.
Wroth (H.) & van Tonder (G.) NORTH OF THE RED LINE, recollections of the Border War by members of the SADF and SWATF, 1966-1989
568pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2016. R395
Translations by Gerry van Tonder.

A collection of war stories by men and women who were involved in the Border War, shared on the website, Bush War/ Grensoorlog 1966-1989. The website was launched in 2012 by Cassie Nel and is administered by Charlie 'Backseat' Wroth.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Yeowart (W.) ed. THE DIARIES OF SAPPER ROBERT POOLE, 2343 Royal Engineers Telegraphist with the South African Field Force, Methuen's Division Field Force South Africa and Lord Roberts' Headquarters and Latterly Corporal Robert Poole, 2343 1st Telegraph Division, Royal Engineers Belfast (Transvaal), 20 October 1899 - 1 November 1900
184pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2017. R265
Englishman Robert Poole arrived in South Africa in October 1899 to fight with the British troops against the Boers, witnessed various battles including those at Magersfontein, Colenso, Spionkop, Paardeberg and Driefontein, as well as the occupation of Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Johannesburg and Pretoria.