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19 with a Bullet - A South African Paratrooper in Angola (Paperback) Loot Price: R211
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19 with a Bullet - A South African Paratrooper in Angola (Paperback)

Granger Korff

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Nineteen with a Bullet A Paratrooper in Angola is a fast-moving, action-packed account of Granger Korff 's two years service during 1980/81 with the elite 1 Parachute Battalion at the height of the South African bush war in South West Africa (Namibia) and Angola. Apart from the normal 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. Korff 's military career is marred with controversy. He is always in trouble going AWOL on the eve of battle; into battle; 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 grueling seven-week, 700km Recce selection endurance march are but some of the colorful anecdotes that lace this account of service in the SADF. Korff 's writing is frontline punchy, brutal, self-deprecating and at times humorous but always honest, providing the reader with what it was like to be one of apartheid 's grunt soldiers.

General

Imprint: 30 Degrees South Publishers
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: 2009
First published: April 2009
Authors: Granger Korff
Dimensions: 234 x 154 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 339
ISBN-13: 978-1-920143-31-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > History > African history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
LSN: 1-920143-31-9
Barcode: 9781920143312

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