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Koevoet

Author: Jim Hooper
Publisher: Helion and Company / GG Books
ISBN: 0957058705
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Koevoet! has been an global bestseller since its release over 20 years ago. This new edition goes far beyond the original in capturing the courage, fear and intensity of South Africa's deadly bush war. Never before had an outsider been given unrestricted access to Koevoet, the elite South West African Police counterinsurgency unit - also known as Operation K and officially as the South West Africa Police Counter Insurgency Unit (SWAPOL-COIN). Author Jim Hooper spent a total of five months embedded with the semi-secret and predominantly black 'Ops K', which climaxed with one of the most vicious and determined infiltrations ever mounted by the communist-backed South West Africa People s Organization (SWAPO). Crossing regularly into Angola in pursuit of the insurgents, he saw friends die next to him and was twice wounded himself. This updated edition, drawing on the recollections and diaries of the men he rode with, will fascinate yet another generation of readers. In assembling this work, Jim Hooper had the opportunity to re-connect with so many of the men who allowed this outsider to ride with them. All of which brought a new intensity and poignancy. It also reminded Jim Hooper how privileged he was to have been witness to Koevoet's war. This stunning work is a tribute to Koevoet and the legend they created. "Hooper is a careful reporter, but also a born writer; his vivid word-pictures drag you in and hold you. He skillfully conveys his initially unwelcoming reception by an operational unit; the long, frustrating grind of search operations in punishing terrain and climate; the extraordinary bush skills of the Ovambo policemen; the shock of sudden contact, and its aftermath." Martin Windrow "Jim Hooper's account of South Africa's successful "Ops K" in Namibia against South West Africa's People's Organization guerrillas should be required reading. The classic narrative is as timely today as it was twenty years ago." Charles D. Melson, Chief Historian, U.S. Marine Corps University. "This expanded edition is a skillfully woven mosaic of personal accounts from those involved and what he experienced during combat with Koevoet. The use of new material from those he rode with lays bare the realities of war, the fears and emotions that ebb and flow in the heat of combat, and the courage one finds to bring the battle to the enemy" Piet Nortje, Author of 32 Battalion "Koevoet describes in great detail the men, both black and white, and their mine-protected cross-country vehicles which were years ahead of anything in use by other western forces, the dedicated helicopter support units and the tactics used to bring an elusive guerrilla force to battle." Paul French, Author of Shadows of a Forgotten Past: To the Edge with the Rhodesian SAS and Selous Scouts.

Warfare And Tracking In Africa 1952 1990

Author: Timothy J Stapleton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317316894
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During the decolonization wars in East and Southern Africa, tracking became increasingly valuable as a military tactic. Drawing on archival research and interviews, Stapleton presents a comparative study of the role of tracking in insurgency and counter-insurgency across Kenya, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

Underbug

Author: Lisa Margonelli
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786071916
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With all due respect to bees, the termite is unquestionably the world’s most important insect. Without termites, life on earth would essentially evaporate. And yet an individual termite is practically invisible, not to mention wholly reviled by humanity. For Lisa Margonelli, what begins as a bugtastic obsession becomes an exploration of our future. If we can harness the termite’s remarkable ability to remake their environment, will that help us avoid a global food crisis? If we create killer robobugs what happens if the swarms run off script? A masterpiece of popular science, Underbug touches on everything from metaphysical meditation, technological innovation and the psychology of obsession to good old-fashioned biology.

Mossad

Author: Nissim Mischal
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732513793
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Kein Geheimdienst weltweit ist so bekannt, keiner so legendär und berüchtigt wie der israelische Auslandsgeheimdienst Mossad. Gefeiert wurde er für das Aufspüren des Kriegsverbrechers Adolf Eichmann, kritisiert für die Ermordung eines marokkanischen Kellners als Vergeltung der Attentate von München 1972. Doch wie arbeitet der Mossad genau? Was sind seine Methoden? Die israelischen Autoren Michael Bar-Zohar und Nissim Mischal zeigen ein Netz aus Spionage, Sabotage und Propaganda und sparen auch die zuletzt bekannt gewordenen Liquidierungen von hochrangigen iranischen Atomphysikern nicht aus.

Good Morning Mr Mandela

Author: Zelda la Grange
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641155460
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Ein einzigartiger Blick auf den wahren Nelson Mandela. Zelda la Grange war fast zwanzig Jahre lang die persönliche Assistentin von Nelson Mandela. Eine junge weiße Frau, geprägt von der rassistischen Politik des südafrikanischen Apartheidregime. Die zunächst als Sekretärin für Mandela arbeitete und schließlich zu einer der engsten Vertrauten jenes Mannes wurde, der ihr jahrzehntelang als Feindbild gegolten hatte. Aus der Schreibkraft wurde eine Frau, die mit Nelson Mandela um die Welt reiste, bei Treffen mit Bill Clinton, Johannes Paul II, Yassir Arafat, Morgan Freeman und Gaddafi dabei war und die ihn bis zu seinem Tod begleitete. Und die wie keine andere den wahren Nelson Mandela kennenlernte. Jene außergewöhnliche Persönlichkeit, die niemanden unbeeindruckt ließ und zugleich überraschend humorvoll war. Eine Hommage an Mandelas inspirierendes Vermächtnis und ein Aufruf, dass es nie zu spät ist, ein besserer Mensch zu werden.

The Army

Author: Ashley Brown
Publisher: Historical Times
ISBN: 9780918678423
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