David Williams On the Border

ISBN 13: 9780624044697

On the Border

3.75 avg rating
( 12 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780624044697: On the Border

The Border.

For an entire generation of white South African men, this was code for the undeclared war in Angola and South West Africa (now Namibia) that began with a few skirmishes in the late 1960s and ended, twenty years later, with the most intense and extended conventional battles ever fought in sub-Saharan Africa.

Of the more than 600,000 men called up by the South African Defence Force between 1968 and 1990, over half served in the ‘operational area’. Much of what they did remained secret, the full story untold. With On the Border, David Williams – himself a conscript and member of the Citizen Force for ten years – begins to remedy this. He captures the complexities of an era which is recalled with bitterness or nostalgia, often both, but which few who lived through can ever forget. Packed with new information based on research and interviews, and with first person accounts enlivening the narrative, this book provides much needed context and analysis to a war that still stirs up emotions.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

DAVID WILLIAMS, Deputy Editor of the Johannesburg Financial Mail and Research Associate at the South African Institute of International Affairs, is an expert on the El Alamein battles and the desert campaigns. An experienced radio and TV broadcaster, he covered military affairs for the Financial Mail, notably during South Africa’s transition in 1990–1995. He has published books on sport, Great Games (Penguin, 1998) and Toughest of Them All with Grant Harding (Penguin, 2001) and on history, Seven Battles that Shaped South Africa (Tafelberg, 2005). He was educated at King Edward VII School and at the University of Witwatersrand.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Williams, David
Published by NB Publishers (2010)
ISBN 10: 0624044696 ISBN 13: 9780624044697
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NB Publishers, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110624044696

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 110.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

David Williams
Published by Tafelberg (2010)
ISBN 10: 0624044696 ISBN 13: 9780624044697
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Tafelberg, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0624044696

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 111.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

David Williams
Published by NB Publishers (2010)
ISBN 10: 0624044696 ISBN 13: 9780624044697
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NB Publishers, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0624044696

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 121.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds