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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
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
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
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
Echoes of our Sons By Alejandro De La Cruz
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“Echoes of Our Sons” is the last of a four part account of a traditional Cuban family’s journey throughout history. In “Echoes of Our Sons,” the author’s life... More > contribution to the historical fabric of the family comes into focus. The end of the Cold War will bring about a new world confrontation based on religious fanaticism rather that political ideology that would lead to an attack on America and the emergence of the war on terror. As a naval officer during the transition from the Cold War to religious terrorism, Alejandro had to first immerse himself in different cultures and lands in order to give him a renewed sense of understanding and bring about a closer connection with himself as he prepared for his own contributions as a man. He would assume the role of the family and take the story of the De La Cruz and Martinez family to the very edge of the next generation.< Less
Echoes of our Sons By Alejandro De La Cruz
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“Echoes of Our Sons” is the last of three part trilogy of a traditional Cuban family’s journey throughout history. In “Echoes of Our Sons,” the author’s life... More > contribution to the historical fabric of the family comes into focus. The end of the Cold War will bring about a new world confrontation based on religious fanaticism rather that political ideology that would lead to an attack on America and the emergence of the war on terror. As a naval officer during the transition from the Cold War to religious terrorism, Alejandro had to first immerse himself in different cultures and lands in order to give him a renewed sense of understanding and bring about a closer connection with himself as he prepared for his own contributions as a man. He would assume the role of the family and take the story of the De La Cruz and Martinez family to the very edge of the next generation.< Less
Security Requirements For Post-Transition Cuba By Strategic Studies Institute, G. Alexander Crowther
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The United States, particularly the Army, has a long history of involvement with Cuba. This history has included the Spanish-American War of 1898, military interventions in 1906 and 1912, the 1961... More > Bay of Pigs Invasion, the 1962 Missile Crisis, counterinsurgency, and low intensity warfare in Latin America and Africa against Cuban supported guerrilla movements. During the Cold War, Fidel Castro’s communist takeover on January 1, 1959, heightened U.S. concerns and highlighted the threat Cuba posed as a strategic ally of the Soviet Union. The collapse of the Soviet bloc in the 1990s raised hopes for an end to the communist regime in Cuba. However, after almost 5 decades of authoritarian rule, the Cuban dictator remains firmly in power. On July 31, 2006, his brother, Raul Castro, assumed provisional presidential power after an official announcement that Fidel was ill and would undergo surgery.< Less
Quick Release A Paratrooper Story By Charles J Travis
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It is 1953. Soon to be drafted into the Korean War, Charlie Rote first seeks fame and fortune in Florida. He and friend Slick take a job on a Cuban banana boat and find they are involved in gun... More > smuggling and an underground movement to overthrow the Batista government. Back home Charlie is embarrassed by his aborted trip. However Charlie becomes a town celebrity when the local newspapers discover and report his Cuban underground experiences. Charlie meets Russ Howell an ex-paratrooper and War veteran. Russ convinces Charlie to become a paratrooper to find his adventures. Charlie joins the Army, goes Airborne and shares with us the mental and physical rigors along with the pride in being a paratrooper. Charlie also finds some criminal activities which he exposes to help his Airborne Division bring justice.< Less