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MEN OF THE RECCE CORPS By ASHER PIRT
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Asher Pirt has compiled a list of around 1350 men who served in the Reconnaissance Corps during the Second World War. Each of them were awarded the Efficiency Medal (Territorial). With each man of... More > the Recce Corps, Asher has included his initials, surname, rank, parent unit and service number at the date of the award. The Book includes Gallantry awards and further biographical details where possible. Asher welcomes feedback concerning this publication.< Less
Journey Without Boundaries (pb) By MM Diedericks
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This is the extraordinary tale of an extraordinary man. An honestly told story of his military career, of a man who was twice decorated for valour, who pioneered and developed the concept of... More > “small team reconnaissance” within the South African Special Forces. He was a consummate warrior and gentleman and has told his story with humility and a disarming sense that what he did was simply the job he was given, when even the most cursory reading will show that it was anything but simple or easy. From start to finish, his life was truly a ‘Journey without Boundaries’. This version is in black and white. The SA version contains colour photos and is available from http://www.justdone.co.za/< Less
Journey Without Boundaries (hb) By MM Diedericks
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This is the extraordinary tale of an extraordinary man. An honestly told story of his military career, of a man who was twice decorated for valour, who pioneered and developed the concept of... More > “small team reconnaissance” within the South African Special Forces. He was a consummate warrior and gentleman and has told his story with humility and a disarming sense that what he did was simply the job he was given, when even the most cursory reading will show that it was anything but simple or easy. From start to finish, his life was truly a ‘Journey without Boundaries’. This version is in black and white. The SA version contains colour photos and is available from http://www.justdone.co.za/< Less
Fantasy Industry: Perceptions of the South African Special Forces in the Media By Lance Branquinho
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An examination of perceptions of the South African Special Forces (Recces) in the media.
A Greater Share of Honour By Jack Greeff
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As a young Staff Sergeant in the Recces, Jack Greeff became one of the most decorated soldiers in the SADF. Leading two-man reconnaissance patrols deep into enemy held territories and operating under... More > the noses of the enemy, they collected vital strategic information on enemy movements and installations. Using the information gathered, he led raiding parties to the targets to execute what were probably the biggest and most daring acts of sabotage in recent military history. This is a new, updated second edition< Less
FLIGHT, CAMERA, ACTION! The History of U.S. Naval Aviation Photography and Photo-Reconnaissance By Douglas E. Campbell
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The first U.S. Navy aerial photographs were taken in 1913 in support of fleet exercises off Guantanamo, Cuba. Following WWI, a Navy Photographic expedition went north, making the first aerial... More > mapping photos of the Alaskan territory. WWII found Navy shuttermen in the Pacific theatre, performing pre- and post-attack reconnaissance, along with “hitting the beach” to record the war as it unfolded. Shortly after, Navy photographic units were in the Pacific to record early atomic bomb tests. The Navy’s aerial photo reconnaissance mission, both at the front end with the weaponless aircrews and the output of thousands of images and photo interpretation, continued to develop through the mid-20th century. The last aerial photo plane in the Navy’s inventory was retired after flying to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum Annex at Dulles International Airport in Fairfax County, Virginia. The 74 year odyssey of Navy and Marine Corps aerial reconnaissance photography was finished.< Less