32 Battalion: The Inside Story of South Africa's Elite Fighting Unit
Originally formed in order to lend support to the FNLA and UNITA in the Angolan war, 32 Battalion quickly gained the reputation of being an unconventional, secretive, yet highly effective group. Written by a man who was intimately involved with the unit and served as its Regimental Sergeant Major for two years, the book aims to explode the myths surrounding the legendary 32 and set the record straight. It records how and why 32 Battalion was formed, explores its unique identity forged by the men who fought in it, details the many operations in which they participated, and concludes with its eventual disbandment at the dawn of a new South Africa.
What they did, and how they did it, would earn this controversial group official recognition as the best fighting unit in the South African Army since World War II. This book's unembellished, factual reporting will fill a big gap in the highly popular military genre.
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The South African Border War & the South African Defence Force in general is little heard of in the U.S., never mind one of the most renowned units during this conflict. "32 Bn." , written by a former RSM of the unit, goes in depth to describe the men and operations of this forgotten elite unit in a forgotten war. A must read for those interested in the Cold War/Insurgency wars in Africa and South African Military History.
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32 Battalion covers the life and death of South Africa's 32 Battalion from Operation Savannah to disbandment. It covers their origins, heraldry, organization, and operations that the unit undertook ...
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Construction of Huhnerleiter shelters
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SWAPO ambush of Corporal le Rouxs platoon June 1977
Area map showing lona Cambeno Valley and Marienfluss
Operation Askari Note the number of rivers in the area
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