Nine Days Of War – Peter Stiff

R950.00

-And South Africa’s Final Days in Namibia-

On 1 April, 1989, after an agreement had been reached between South Africa and the U.N. to hold “free and fair elections” in Namibia, a large force of heavily-armed SWAPO guerrillas flooded across the Angola/Namibian border in an attempt to seize control of the country before elections could be held.

One of the conditions of the agreement had been that South Africa would withdraw most of its troops and demobilise the SWATF (South West Africa Territorial Force). This had been almost completed and SWAPO believed that they would encounter no resistance in their takeover of the country. Standing in the way of their success was a thin blue line of 1200 SWATF policemen, many of them former members of the elite counter-insurgency unit, Koevoet. For nine days they fought SWAPO to a standstill and prevented the planned invasion.

Price: R950.00

Edition: Second edition

Published: 1991

Publisher: Lemur Books

ISBN: 0620148748

Condition: Paperback in very good condition. Jacket shows minor scuff marks on the corners and on the top and bottom of the spine and minor dirt on the spine. Internally very clean and tightly bound.

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-And South Africa’s Final Days in Namibia-

On 1 April, 1989, after an agreement had been reached between South Africa and the U.N. to hold “free and fair elections” in Namibia, a large force of heavily-armed SWAPO guerrillas flooded across the Angola/Namibian border in an attempt to seize control of the country before elections could be held.

One of the conditions of the agreement had been that South Africa would withdraw most of its troops and demobilise the SWATF (South West Africa Territorial Force). This had been almost completed and SWAPO believed that they would encounter no resistance in their takeover of the country. Standing in the way of their success was a thin blue line of 1200 SWATF policemen, many of them former members of the elite counter-insurgency unit, Koevoet. For nine days they fought SWAPO to a standstill and prevented the planned invasion.

Price: R950.00

Edition: Second edition

Published: 1991

Publisher: Lemur Books

ISBN: 0620148748

Condition: Paperback in very good condition. Jacket shows minor scuff marks on the corners and on the top and bottom of the spine and minor dirt on the spine. Internally very clean and tightly bound.

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Weight 600 g