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[PDF / Epub] ☂ Teenage Safari: A South African Conscript in the Border War in Angola and Namibia By Evan Davies – Sro-spb.pro A wide eyed South African conscript relates his small share of the war in Angola and Namibia in the 1980s This is not the usual military history written by a commander armed with facts nor a researcheA wide eyed South African conscript relates his small share of the war in Angola and Namibia in the 1980s This is not the usual military history written by a commander armed with facts nor a researched story of a war or campaignIt is a personal experience Being brutally honest it will resonate not only with readers of all things military but also with a wider literary audience for its poetic prose and subtle sentiments and for its entertaining narrative It may thus be of interest not only to the South African men who were there but to their women who were left behind and to all men and women anywhere It is a book by a non warrior dumped into a war which nevertheless provides vivid alternative firsthand accounts whose validity cannot simply be brushed aside by professional historiansDescriptive writing takes readers right into the colorful past into action and into personal interactions Notes made at the time preserve intimate details of what it was like to be a White South African during Apartheid and the surprisingly humane culture within its small but effective White led Army Dialogue is remembered verbatim as is the uniue jargon and profanity of the time with English translations where Afrikaans is spoken After a brief life background the narrative moves chronologically through two years of military training deployment combat and demobilization with comments on the human effect of these experiences The result is a compelling time capsule the South African Defence Force ceased to exist in 1994 when South Africa began its nonracial democracy Surprisingly because it was a humane army it was a good one This is not just a liberal attitude It meant that when a thing needed doing it was done conscientiously and thoroughly with thought for secondary effects It was a dangerous opponent to have inflicting maximum casualties where this was necessary but when the need passed it switched easily to a humanitarian purpose There was much lost that being uniue and laudable in the Old South African culture and in its Army's approach and attitude is fascinating today.

A wide eyed South African conscript relates his small share of the war in Angola and Namibia in the 1980s This is not the usual military history written by a commander armed with facts nor a researched story of a war or campaignIt is a personal experience Being brutally honest it will resonate not only with readers of all things military but also with a wider literary audience for its poetic prose and subtle sentiments and for its entertaining narrative It may thus be of interest not only to the South African men who were there but to their women who were left behind and to all men and women anywhere It is a book by a non warrior dumped into a war which nevertheless provides vivid alternative firsthand accounts whose validity cannot simply be brushed aside by professional historiansDescriptive writing takes readers right into the colorful past into action and into personal interactions Notes made at the time preserve intimate details of what it was like to be a White South African during Apartheid and the surprisingly humane culture within its small but effective White led Army Dialogue is remembered verbatim as is the uniue jargon and profanity of the time with English translations where Afrikaans is spoken After a brief life background the narrative moves chronologically through two years of military training deployment combat and demobilization with comments on the human effect of these experiences The result is a compelling time capsule the South African Defence Force ceased to exist in 1994 when South Africa began its nonracial democracy Surprisingly because it was a humane army it was a good one This is not just a liberal attitude It meant that when a thing needed doing it was done conscientiously and thoroughly with thought for secondary effects It was a dangerous opponent to have inflicting maximum casualties where this was necessary but when the need passed it switched easily to a humanitarian purpose There was much lost that being uniue and laudable in the Old South African culture and in its Army's approach and attitude is fascinating today.

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5 thoughts on “Teenage Safari: A South African Conscript in the Border War in Angola and Namibia

  1. MR LAURENCE N DAVIES MR LAURENCE N DAVIES says:

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  3. Neville Goedhals Neville Goedhals says:

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  4. Douglas L. Beste Douglas L. Beste says:

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  5. Colin Johnston Colin Johnston says:

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