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What rather occurred in the course of South Africa’s army involvement in Angola? Did the army leaders continually see eye to eye with the politicians – and with one another? used to be South Africa chargeable for the loss of life of Mozambican President Samora Machel? What was once the level of South Africa’s nuclear programme? How did South Africa’s army laptop care for the top of apartheid?
Based on interviews with the previous generals of the South African Defence strength, Days of the Generals addresses those and plenty of different attention-grabbing questions. The publication seems intimately at South Africa’s intervention in Angola, Namibia and Mozambique. It examines the armed fight of the ANC and the state’s struggle opposed to the liberation activities. It investigates chemical and organic conflict, the ‘third strength’ and different top-secret issues.
For the 1st time, the generals – Magnus Malan, Constand Viljoen, Jannie Geldenhuys, Georg Meiring, Hein du Toit and Chris Thirion – have spread out and given their account of occasions in southern Africa from the Seventies to the current. Theirs is an explosive tale, giving behind-the-scenes information regarding covert operations, mystery conferences, strategic alliances and full-scale battle. this can be crucial examining for somebody drawn to southern African politics and army history.
The writer, Hilton Hamann, entered the South African Defence strength as a conscript in 1975, and was once stationed in Angola. He as a consequence grew to become the Sunday Times’s army correspondent and wrote for a few recognized foreign magazines and newspapers, comparable to Soldier of Fortune. during this position he travelled greatly with the SADF, frequently accompanying them into conflict. He at the moment runs a information syndication company.

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