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This is a venue for the re-publication of information relating to the relatively recent history of the South African Defence Force. Although this material had been published elsewhere, this is often in relatively obscure or hard to find places.

The material published here is done so without comment, leaving the reader to draw their own conclusions.

 

PERSONAL ACCOUNTS OF SERVICE

 

Killing Zone by Harry McCallion.

Published by Bloomsbury, paperback version in 1996.

ISBN: 0 7475 2567 6

McCallion served with the Recces from 1977 to 1979.

 

No Mean Soldier by Peter McAleese.

An Orion Paperback, first published in 1993.

ISBN: 1 85797 488 3

McAleese served with 44 Parachute Brigade from 1980 and was wounded in Operation Daisy (?)

 

In Conflict by Anthony Feinstein.

New Namibia Books published in 1998 ISBN 99916 31 69 0 

A National Service doctor served a 3-month border duty with a COIN Police Unit in 1983. Some `politically correct singing for his supper' but a surprisingly objective with much interesting detail.

 

INTERVIEWS WITH FORMER MEMBERS

 

What Happened to the Boys on the Border?

By Marianne Tham - Photography by Tracey Derrick

From `SA city life’ March 1999 pp. 24-29, 50.

ISSN # 1029-483X (www.sacitylife.com)

This article presents interviews with a former SADF member and an MK cadre.

 

 

MATERIAL RELATED TO THE SADF

 

BORDER BASES

Eenhana Base

Omega Base

 

SADF EQUIPMENT USED

The Controversy about South African assault rifles by Hilton Hamann

Technical Cutaway of a Casspir APC

From PARATUS, April 1991, pp. 36 - 38. (PART TWO)

 

 

A G5 Cannon

 

NOW, LOOKING BACK …

 

NO MORE HEROES

Source: The Guardian Weekend (UK) July 12 1997, pp. 14,16,18,21,23

Kevin Toolis went to Namibia in the mid-Eighties, an idealistic rookie journalist eager to join the struggle against the evil of apartheid. He was deported in short order. This spring - ten years on - he returned, expecting to find a country transformed. Sure enough, the South African security forces have gone, but in other ways he found it all strangely familiar.

 

 

GENERAL HISTORIES

 

ANGOLA AND SOUTH WEST AFRICA: A FORGOTTEN WAR (1975-89)

 

Debay, Yves (Text) Source: Raids magazine. No. 44 July 1995 ISSN 0963-1852 PP. 20-23, 41.

Posters note: The original appears to have been written in French. Some of the exotic spelling remains from the original article.

 

 VLAKPLAAS AND DIRK COETZEE

The Hidden Hand: Covert Operations in South Africa

Editors: Anthony Minnaar, Ian Liebenberg, Charl Schutte

ISBN 0 7969 1563 6 (1994) Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria.

 

 

 

THE HAMMER UNIT

 

The Hidden Hand: Covert Operations in South Africa

Editors: Anthony Minnaar, Ian Liebenberg, Charl Schutte

ISBN 0 7969 1563 6 (1994) Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria.

 

OPERATION ASKARI (1983-1984)

 

MILITARIA: Military History Journal of the SADF 22/4 1992

Published by Directorate Public Relations and Documentation Service SADF, Private Bag X289, Pretoria, 0001

 

Death in the Desert: The Namibian Tragedy

 

Death in the Desert: The Namibian Tragedy By Morgan Norval

Copyright 1989 Published by: Selous Foundation Press, Washington DC

ISBN: 0-944273-03-3 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 89-62602

 

 

HISTORICAL RESEARCHERS

Karen Batley (UNISA) 1991

This researcher was working on a book or personal experiences and poems (?) written by national servicemen.  

 

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