19 With a Bullet-A South African Paratrooper in Angola

Korff,Granger

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19 with a Bullet-A South African Paratrooper in Angola.Is a fast moving, action packed account of Granger Korff's two years' service during 1980/1 with 1 Parachute Battalion in the height of the South African 'bush war' in South West Africa(Namibia) and Angola. Apart from the "standard" counter-insurgency activities of Fireforce operations, ambushing and patrols, to contact and destry SWAPO guerrillas, he was involved in several massive South African Defence Force(SADF) conventional cross-border operations, such as Protea-Daisy and Ceiling, into Angola to take on FAPLA(Angolan troops) and their Cuban and Soviet allies. 340 pages text with maps and supporting photographs etc. As New. Size: 23.5 x 15.5cm. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: This is a fast-moving, action-packed account of Granger Korff's two years' service during 1980/ 81 with the 1st Parachute Battalion at the height of the South African ?bush war' in South West Africa (Namibia) and Angola. Apart from the standard counter-insurgency activities of Fireforce operations, such as ambushing, patrols and contacting and destroying SWAPO guerrillas, he was involved in several conventional cross-border operations with the South African Defence Force (SADF).

Having grown up as an East Rand rebel street-fighter, Korff's military career is marred with controversy. He was always in trouble; going AWOL on the eve of battle in order to get to the front; facing a court martial for beating up and reducing to tears a sergeant-major in front of the troops; fist-fighting with Drug Squad agents; arrested at gunpoint after the gruelling seven-week, 700km Recce selection endurance march- these are but some of the colourful anecdotes that lace this account of service in the SADF.

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Granger Korff was born on the East Rand near Johannesburg in 1960."The apartheid system was sewn tight as a Zulu drum and the country moved to a slow beat," he says of the times.

In 1985, plagued by his demons from the bush war, he travelled to the USA on a four-month boxing/ vacation walkabout where he haunted the mean streets of Los Angeles, scrapping and boxing to survive. Ike Turner and Mickey Rourke were his drinking buddies and he almost became Jake LaMotta's (The Raging Bull) son-in-law. 24 years later, Granger still lives in LA, where he runs a small plumbing business.

Product Description: This is a fast-moving, action-packed account of Granger Korff's two years' service during 1980/81 with 1 Parachute Battalion at the height of the South African 'bush war' in South West Africa (Namibia) and Angola. Apart from the 'standard' counter-insurgency activities of Fireforce operations, ambushing and patrols, to contact and destroy SWAPO guerrillas, he was involved in several massive South African Defence Force (SADF) conventional cross-border operations, such as Protea, Daisy and Carnation, into Angola to take on FAPLA (Angolan MPLA troops) and their Cuban and Soviet allies. Having grown up as an East Rand rebel street-fighter, Korff's military 'career' is marred with controversy. He is always in trouble - going AWOL on the eve of battle in order to get to the front; facing a court martial for beating up, and reducing to tears, a sergeant-major in front of the troops; fist-fighting with Drug Squad agents; arrested at gunpoint after the gruelling seven-week, 700km Recce selection endurance march - are but some of the colourful anecdotes that lace this account of service in the SADF.

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Publication Date: 2009
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