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Writing a wider war - Rethinking gender, race, and identity in South African War, 1899 - 1902 (Paperback): Greg Cuthbertson,... Writing a wider war - Rethinking gender, race, and identity in South African War, 1899 - 1902 (Paperback)
Greg Cuthbertson, Albert Grundlingh, Mary-Lynn Suttie
R290 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R41 (14%) In stock

Writing a Wider War presents a dramatically new interpretation of the role of Boer women in the conflict and profoundly changes how we look at the making of Afrikaner nationalism. African experiences of the war are also examined, highlighting racial subjugation in the context of colonial war and black participation, and showcasing important new research by African historians. The collection includes a reassessment of British imperialism and probing essays on J. A. Hobson; the masculinist nature of life on commando among Boer soldiers; Anglo-Jewry; secularism; health and medicine; nursing, women, and disease in the concentration camps; and the rivalry between British politicians and generals. An examination of the importance of the South African War in contemporary British political economy, and the part played by imperial propaganda, rounds off a thoroughly groundbreaking reinterpretation of this formative event in South Africa's history.

Recce - Small Team Missions Behind Enemy Lines (Paperback): Koos Stadler Recce - Small Team Missions Behind Enemy Lines (Paperback)
Koos Stadler
R300 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R42 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Shrouded in secrecy due to the covert nature of their work, the legendary Recces have fascinated South Africans for years. Now one of these elite soldiers has written a tell-all book about the extraordinary missions he embarked on and the nail-biting action he experienced in the Border War.

Shortly after passing the infamously gruelling Special Forces selection course in the early 1980s, Koos Stadler joined the so-called Small Teams group at 5 Reconnaissance Regiment. This subunit was made up of two-man teams and was responsible for numerous secret and highly dangerous missions deep behind enemy lines. With only one team member, Stadler was sent to blow up railway lines and enemy fighter jets in the south of Angola. As he crawled into and out of enemy-infested territory, he stared death in the face many times.

A gripping firsthand account that reveals the near superhuman physical and psychological powers these Special Forces operators have to display.

Letters of Note: War (Paperback, Main): Shaun Usher Letters of Note: War (Paperback, Main)
Shaun Usher 1
R175 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R37 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In Letters of Note: War, Shaun Usher brings together some of the most remarkable letters that encapsulate the human experience of war, from unimaginable feats of courage and compassion, to unthinkable episodes of violence and horror. Includes letters by: Martha Gellhorn, Alexander Hamilton, Kurt Vonnegut, Mohandas Gandhi, Mark Twain, June Wandrey, Evelyn Waugh, Luis Alvarez, Lord Horatio Nelson & many more

The 300 - The Inside Story of the Missile Defenders Guarding America Against Nuclear Attack (Hardcover): Daniel Wasserbly The 300 - The Inside Story of the Missile Defenders Guarding America Against Nuclear Attack (Hardcover)
Daniel Wasserbly
R671 R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Save R143 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Blaze of Light - The Inspiring True Story of Green Beret Medic Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor Recipient (Hardcover): Marcus... Blaze of Light - The Inspiring True Story of Green Beret Medic Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor Recipient (Hardcover)
Marcus Brotherton
R614 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Exercise of Power - American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World (Hardcover): Robert M. Gates Exercise of Power - American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World (Hardcover)
Robert M. Gates
R728 R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Save R149 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Diplomasie En Politiek - Die Pers, Die Boererepublieke En Duitsland Tydens Die Anglo-Boereoorlog (Afrikaans, English,... Diplomasie En Politiek - Die Pers, Die Boererepublieke En Duitsland Tydens Die Anglo-Boereoorlog (Afrikaans, English, Paperback)
Ulrich Van der Heyden
R20 Discovery Miles 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
No Ordinary Dog - My Partner from the Seal Teams to the Bin Laden Raid (Hardcover): Will Chesney, Joe Layden No Ordinary Dog - My Partner from the Seal Teams to the Bin Laden Raid (Hardcover)
Will Chesney, Joe Layden
R678 R536 Discovery Miles 5 360 Save R142 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gods of War - History's Greatest Military Rivals (Hardcover): James Lacey, Williamson Murray Gods of War - History's Greatest Military Rivals (Hardcover)
James Lacey, Williamson Murray
R762 R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Save R161 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gedenkboek van M.J. de Jager (1872-1939) - Boerekryger, staatsartilleris en militer (Afrikaans, Hardcover): M.J. De Jager Gedenkboek van M.J. de Jager (1872-1939) - Boerekryger, staatsartilleris en militer (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
M.J. De Jager; Translated by A P Smit
R48 Discovery Miles 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Met die uitbreek van die Anglo-Boereoorlog in 1899 vertrek MJ de Jager as luitenant van die Staatsartillerie van die ZAR na die Natalse front. Hy onderskei homself tydens die veldslae by Modderspruit, Colenso, Ladysmith en Platrand. Na die slag van Donkerhoek op 11 Junie 1900 neem hy vir anderhalfjaar deel aan die guerillafase van die Anglo-Boereoorlog. Op 26 Januarie 1902 word hy in die distrik Ermelo gevange geneem en na St. Helena verban. Hy sit sy militêre loopbaan in die Transvaalse Polisie en die Unie-verdedigingsmag voort. Na die Suidwes-veldtog word hy hoof van die Unie-besettingsmag in die destydse Suidwes-Afrika en vestig hom op ’n plaas naby Windhoek. Hy word uiteindelik tot generaal bevorder, maar sy roemryke loopbaan word deur sy skielike dood in 1939 kortgeknip. De Jager se oorspronklike “Gedenkboek” het ook ’n veelbewoë geskiedenis en word nou vir die eerste keer gepubliseer nadat dit naelskraaps aan die aanslae van vuur en rysmiere ontkom het en daarná vir 60 jaar jaloers deur sy familie bewaar is.

The War Letters of an English Burgher (Hardcover): Reggie Mostyn Cleaver, Marguerite De Fenton The War Letters of an English Burgher (Hardcover)
Reggie Mostyn Cleaver, Marguerite De Fenton
R58 Discovery Miles 580 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Viva os Boers! - Boeregeinterneerdes in Portugal tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog 1899-1902 (Afrikaans, Hardcover): O.J.O. Ferreira Viva os Boers! - Boeregeinterneerdes in Portugal tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog 1899-1902 (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
O.J.O. Ferreira
R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Our Bodies Their Battlefield - What War Does To Women (Paperback): Christina Lamb Our Bodies Their Battlefield - What War Does To Women (Paperback)
Christina Lamb
R380 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R81 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'A wake-up call ... These women's stories will make you weep, and then rage at the world's indifference.' Amal Clooney From award-winning war reporter and co-author of I Am Malala, this is the first major account to address the scale of rape and sexual violence in modern conflict. Christina Lamb has worked in war and combat zones for over thirty years. In Our Bodies, Their Battlefield she gives voice to the women of conflicts, exposing how in today's warfare, rape is used by armies, terrorists and militias as a weapon to humiliate, oppress and carry out ethnic cleansing. Speaking to survivors first-hand, Lamb encounters the suffering and bravery of women in war and meets those fighting for justice. From Southeast Asia where 'comfort women' were enslaved by the Japanese during World War Two to the Rwandan genocide, when an estimated quarter of a million women were raped, to the Yazidi women and children of today who witnessed the mass murder of their families before being enslaved by ISIS. Along the way Lamb uncovers incredible stories of heroism and resistance, including the Bosnian women who have hunted down more than a hundred war criminals, the Aleppo beekeeper rescuing Yazidis and the Congolese doctor who has risked his life to treat more rape victims than anyone else on earth. Rape may be as old as war but it is a preventable crime. Bearing witness does not guarantee it won't happen again, but it can take away any excuse that the world simply didn't know.

To the Bitter End - A Photographic History of the Boer War 1899 1902 (Hardcover): Emanoel Lee To the Bitter End - A Photographic History of the Boer War 1899 1902 (Hardcover)
Emanoel Lee
R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hostilities between Britain and the Boer republics broke out just two years after the invention of the Folding Pocket Kodak, the first camera to use “cartridge film” and that could be afforded by ordinary men, such as troops serving in foreign territories. Emmanoel Lee’s interest in South Africa’s history and his passion for photography are combined in this valuable pictorial history of the Boer War, which is the result of twenty years’ research in Britain, South Africa, Holland and the USA. To the Bitter End emphasizes particular aspects of the Boer War – the foreign volunteers, the concentration camps, the hospital treatment and the eighteen months of fighting that went on after the war had officially ended – and matches photographic images with historical documents to give a clear and evocative picture of the war.

Pretoria en die Anglo-Boereoorlog - 'n Gids tot geboue, terreine, grafte en monumente/Pretoria and the Anglo-Boer War / A... Pretoria en die Anglo-Boereoorlog - 'n Gids tot geboue, terreine, grafte en monumente/Pretoria and the Anglo-Boer War / A Guide of Buildings, Terrains, Graves and Monuments (Afrikaans, English, Paperback)
P.J. Greyling
R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hierdie gids bied die besoeker of belangstellende die geleentheid om al die plekke in Pretoria en omgewing wat op die een of ander wyse 'n verbintenis met die Anglo-Boereoorlog gehad het, te besoek. 'n Kort agtergrondskets word oor elke plek en die betrokke historiese figure gegee. Plekke wat naby mekaar le, is in afdelings saamgegroepeer. Tesame met die kaarte en kleurfoto's behoort dit maklik te wees om enige besondere plek te vind.

Dear Sue - The letters of Bessie Collins from Pretoria during the Anglo-Boer War (Hardcover): Bridget Theron Dear Sue - The letters of Bessie Collins from Pretoria during the Anglo-Boer War (Hardcover)
Bridget Theron; Edited by Bridget Theron
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
A Dog Named Beautiful - A Marine, a Dog, and a Long Road Trip Home (Paperback): Rob Kugler A Dog Named Beautiful - A Marine, a Dog, and a Long Road Trip Home (Paperback)
Rob Kugler
R429 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R79 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Formation - A Woman's Memoir of Rape, Rage, and War (Paperback): Ryan Leigh Dostie Formation - A Woman's Memoir of Rape, Rage, and War (Paperback)
Ryan Leigh Dostie
R443 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R77 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
ASVAB Secrets Study Guide - ASVAB Test Review for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (Paperback): ASVAB Exam... ASVAB Secrets Study Guide - ASVAB Test Review for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (Paperback)
ASVAB Exam Secrets Test Prep
R950 R842 Discovery Miles 8 420 Save R108 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Die Geskiedenis van die tweede vryheidsoorlog (Afrikaans, Hardcover): J.H. Breytenbach Die Geskiedenis van die tweede vryheidsoorlog (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
J.H. Breytenbach
R995 R898 Discovery Miles 8 980 Save R97 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
To the Fire of Normandy and Beyond - Behind Enemy Lines During World War II (Paperback): Frank Kozol To the Fire of Normandy and Beyond - Behind Enemy Lines During World War II (Paperback)
Frank Kozol
R503 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R88 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gathering No Moss - Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler (Paperback): Donald Feeney Gathering No Moss - Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler (Paperback)
Donald Feeney
R328 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R54 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Life and Treason of Benedict Arnold (Paperback): Jared Sparks The Life and Treason of Benedict Arnold (Paperback)
Jared Sparks
R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
War and the Media - A Random Searchlight (Hardcover): John Stanier, Miles Hudson War and the Media - A Random Searchlight (Hardcover)
John Stanier, Miles Hudson
R2,440 Discovery Miles 24 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

During the Gulf war, news of the conflict was virtually harnessed by the American-led alliance. Yet, when U.S. soldiers moved on Somalia without resistance, their landing was lent a surreal quality by hordes of journalists filming their every maneuver. In this age of instant communication, wars are often defined by their coverage, as with Vietnam; yet the symbiosis between warriors and journalists has a long history.

War and the Media provides a sweeping overview of how the media has covered international conflicts in this century. Devoting each of the book's twelve chapters to a particular conflict, from the world wars to Vietnam, the Falklands, the Gulf War, and the Balkans, Miles Hudson and John Stanier here trace the evolution of the often contentious and always dramatic role of the media in twentieth-century military campaigns.

Op St. Helena Vol Van Hartepyn - Die Oorlogskuns Van Erich Mayer (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Celestine Pretorius Op St. Helena Vol Van Hartepyn - Die Oorlogskuns Van Erich Mayer (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Celestine Pretorius
R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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