360pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, Stellenbosch, 2020
"This extensively researched and nicely written collection of essays on the experience of South African service personnel during the Second World War makes an important contribution to the history of the conflict. Refreshingly, the authors overcome previous negative stereotypes of studying South Africa's Second World War history to present a series of fascinating chapters on topics ranging from the role of a professional historian writing official combat histories to one soldier's account of the Allied invasion of Madagascar, to the experience of women military auxiliaries and mixed-race prisoners-of-war. Readers will not be disappointed." Tim Stapleton, University of Calgary, Canada, and author of Africa: war and conflict in the twentieth century
Ian van der Waag is Professor of Military History in the Faculty of Military Science at Stellenbosch University and a Fellow at the Modern War Institute, USA Military Academy, West Point.