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Three Frigates By Chris Bennett
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For nearly two decades the three President Class frigates acquired by the SA Navy in the 1960s dominated the South African maritime scene. These three ships - President Kruger, President Steyn and... More > President Pretorius were ordered from Britain in the 1950s in compliance with the requirements of the so-called Simon’s Town Agreement. In this book we find out not only about the ships themselves but also some of the political background at the time of purchase that led to their acquisition and for the first time we can read of some of the political background twenty years later that led to them being sidelined whilst still in ‘their prime’ and very useful ships.< Less
Borderstrike! South Africa into Angola 1975 - 1980 By Willem Steenkamp
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When first published in 1983, it sold out almost immediately. A reconstruction of the early “external operations” of the South West African/Namibian border war between 1978 and 1980, it... More > remains a standard reference work to this day. This was a significant publishing event because it showed how the nature of the border war had changed irrevocably, from the occasional ad-hoc “hot pursuit” of SWAPO insurgents into a full-blown semi-conventional conflict. It heralded the shape of things to come, which was to culminate in the fierce later battles of 1988/89, when South Africans and UNITA slugged it out toe-to-toe with the Soviet-supported and led forces of the Angolan government (Cuban & Russian). Out of print for many years, “Borderstrike!” has long been a sought-after item among those interested in African wars. Now JustDone is able to publish a new edition. It contains all the material of the original, but adds new information, new chapters and many new postscripts and annotations.< Less
Rice With Mango By Frank Villafaña
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Ralph, a young Cuban exile, now a business executive living and working in Brussels, finds evidence that Iraq is about to invade Iran. The CIA does not believe him, but in the meantime Ralph gets... More > involved with Cuban soldiers stationed in Iraq. The action moves to Paris, with the CIA coming to Ralph's rescue.< Less
From Cuba with Love: My Father's American Success Story By Chris Umpierre
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Discover how a Cuban native left his homeland after Fidel Castro’s communist takeover, trained for a massive planned U.S. military attack on Castro and overcame language and cultural barriers... More > to excel in America. “From Cuba with Love” details Pablo Umpierre’s idyllic childhood before communism. Castro nationalized all businesses, including the robust retail business Umpierre’s father had worked a lifetime to create. Pablo Umpierre chose to leave his parents, brother and extended family for a new life. When he arrived in Miami on June 16, 1962, Pablo Umpierre had just 10 cents to his name. Pablo Umpierre ended up joining a top-secret Cuban brigade commissioned by the U.S. Army. Learn about the underreported volunteer Cuban battalion, where the group trained, how the group was honorably discharged, how Umpierre settled in Los Angeles, Calif., met singer Dean Martin, found the love of his life and started a family.< Less
From Cuba With Love: My Father's American Success Story By Chris Umpierre
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Discover how a Cuban native left his homeland after Fidel Castro’s communist takeover, trained for a massive planned U.S. military attack on Castro and overcame language and cultural barriers... More > to excel in America. “From Cuba with Love” details Pablo Umpierre’s idyllic childhood before communism. Castro nationalized all businesses, including the robust retail business Umpierre’s father had worked a lifetime to create. Pablo Umpierre chose to leave his parents, brother and extended family for a new life. When he arrived in Miami on June 16, 1962, Pablo Umpierre had just 10 cents to his name. Pablo Umpierre ended up joining a top-secret Cuban brigade commissioned by the U.S. Army. Learn about the underreported volunteer Cuban battalion, where the group trained, how the group was honorably discharged, how Umpierre settled in Los Angeles, Calif., met singer Dean Martin, found the love of his life and started a family.< Less
Soldier's Verse: An anthology of Poems By John Dovey
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John Dovey did his National Service in the SADF in 1985-1986. He has served since then in three Citizen Force Regiments, and is still serving. This compilation of poems is his attempt to preserve... More > some of the thoughts and feelings of the soldiers who were in the SADF during the “Border War” period. The poems in this compilation are mostly from that period. There are a few poems from Cubans and one from a British soldier, that fit into the theme of the compilation. The poems are all heart-felt ones that reflect the mood and emotion of the times. There are a surprising number that deal with loneliness and fear, which two things any soldier will know are constant companions. This book is above all about the commonality of experience that all soldiers share, and about the human face of the individuals of which an “army” is comprised.< Less
3 Days in March By Raúl Eduardo Chao
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A history of the Coup d'État by Fulgencio Batista in Cuba on March 10, 1952. Knowing that he was going to lose the Cuban presidential elections in 1952, General Batista entered the Columbia... More > Camp in Havana, with the help of retired army officers, and took over the government. It resulted in the worst of times for Cuba, leading to a Communist take over in 1959.< Less
Banty Rooster: The Story of My Life By Leon Smith
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Leon R. Smith was born into a poor family in 1931, but he never let his modest roots prevent him from chasing his dreams. He was like a banty rooster, which is a small fighting rooster with a... More > feisty attitude—one that walks with its chest out, struts its stuff, and commands the attention of others. At seventeen years old, he joined the National Guard, and after joining the U.S. Army in November 1948 and completing basic training, he was sent to Japan, where occupation duty was a soldier’s paradise. He spent twenty-five years in the Army, serving during the Korean War and jungle fighting in Vietnam. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, he could never be fifteen minutes away from a telephone. If he received a call and somebody said, “cocked pistol,” he had thirty minutes to start loading his unit on airplanes. After retiring from the Army in 1970, Smith owned small businesses and became a truck driver, traveling millions of miles across the United States and Canada.< Less
Banty Rooster: The Story of My Life By Leon Smith
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Leon R. Smith was born into a poor family in 1931, but he never let his modest roots prevent him from chasing his dreams. He was like a banty rooster, which is a small fighting rooster with a feisty... More > attitude—one that walks with its chest out, struts its stuff, and commands the attention of others. At seventeen years old, he joined the National Guard, and after joining the U.S. Army in November 1948 and completing basic training, he was sent to Japan, where occupation duty was a soldier’s paradise. He spent twenty-five years in the Army, serving during the Korean War and jungle fighting in Vietnam. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, he could never be fifteen minutes away from a telephone. If he received a call and somebody said, “cocked pistol,” he had thirty minutes to start loading his unit on airplanes. After retiring from the Army in 1970, Smith owned small businesses and became a truck driver, traveling millions of miles across the United States and Canada.< Less
M. O. S. Spitvalve By F. J. Bradley
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Peacetime army. An oxymoron? In the 1960's it was. The Berlin wall, Bay Of Pigs, Oxford, Mississippi, The Cuban missile crisis the peace may or may not have been international, but domestically... More > it did not apply. First hand look at the world from the boots of a private, not a general.< Less

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