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The battle of Savate (Paperback)

Piet Nortje

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On 21 May 1980, under the codename Operation tiro-tiro, 32 Battalion attacked and routed a FAPLA brigade at Savate, a small town 75 kilometres inside Angola. Fifteen members of 32 Battalion were killed in the action and many more wounded. It was the highest South African casualty rate in a single skirmish since the start of the Border War. Overall, however, Savate was a significant victory for 32 Battalion. FAPLA suffered heavy casualties and the invaders captured a great many vehicles, weapons, ammunition and other equipment. Despite the number of casualties, Operation tiro-tiro, or the Battle of Savate as it became known, was 32 Battalion’s biggest victory since its formation in March 1976. To this day a remembrance service and parade is held annually to commemorate the battle and to remember 32 Battalion’s victory and the price they paid. Drawing from official documents in the Department of defence documentation centre that have only recently been declassified and from testimonies of soldiers on both sides, The battle of Savate is the definitive account of one of the greatest battles of the Border War, describing in detail the operation, its motivation and planning, its achievements and failures, and vividly recreating the experience of what happened on the ground.

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Imprint: Zebra Press
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: April 2015
Authors: Piet Nortje
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 247
ISBN-13: 978-1-77022-779-8
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: 1-77022-779-2
Barcode: 9781770227798

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