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Open Cockpit Over Africa

Author : Victor Smith
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This intimate account of what it was like to fly open-cockpit, single engined aircraft over the length and breadth of primitive Africa in the early 1930’s has been written by one of the pioneers of the African air-routes, Victor Smith. Smith is in fact the last of that intrepid breed of pilots who risked their lives, and their machines, in a determined bid to open up the “Darkest Continent” – and to reduce traveling times between Africa and Europe.

Open Cockpit over Africa

Author : Victor Smith
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This intimate account of what it was like to fly open-cockpit, single engined aircraft over the length and breadth of primitive Africa in the early 1930s has been written by one of the pioneers of the African air-routes, Victor Smith. Smith is in fact the last of that intrepid breed of pilots who risked their lives, and their machines, in a determined bid to open up the Darkest Continent and to reduce traveling times between Africa and Europe.

What s Who

Author : Roger Jones
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This book is an enjoyable reference book, which looks at eponymy, the naming of things after people.

Ride the Blazing Rainbow

Author : Quentin Van Marle
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A thousand mile journey across South Africa..... by bike! The follow-up to the successful Boomerang Road

A Pride of Eagles

Author : Beryl Salt
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This volume chronicles the story of military aviation in Rhodesia from the early romantic days of "bush" flying in the 20s and 30s when aircraft were refuelled from jerry cans and landing grounds were often the local golf course. In 1939, before the outbreak of World War II, the tiny Rhodesian Air Force became the first to take up battle stations. The three Rhodesian squadrons served in East Africa, the Western Desert, Italy and Western Europe. At home, Rhodesia became a vast training ground for airmen from Britain, the Commonwealth, and Greece. After the war, Rhodesia rebuilt its air force on a tiny budget -- equipping it with Ansons, Spitfires, Vampires, Canberras, Hunters and Alouettes. In later years, after the imposition of sanctions and during the bitter bush war years, many remarkable innovations were made to keep the RhAF flying in the vanguard of counter-msurgency operations. This colorful look at the Rhodesian Air Force is sure to be of interest to military historians everywhere!

Bombardment of Ladysmith Anticipated

Author : George Charles Maidment
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A British soldier's remarkable diary of the dramatic siege of Ladysmith during the savage Anglo-Boer war in South Africa. George Maidment, a young soldier fresh from the English Midlands, was thrown into the brutal fight at Ladysmith. His diary is a faithful historical record of the long battle and it details the daily tedium, the constant sniping, the lack of food and the disgust felt by the British Army when it was forced to eat its own horses to stay alive.

The African Trilogy Box Set 3 Standalones Gripping African Historical Fiction

Author : Peter Rimmer
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Africa changes you FOREVER. Once you have been there, you will never be the same. Read 3 of the novels that will take you back to AFRICA'S most notable and captivating periods. The super addictive trilogy starts here. Ready for the ride? Book 1: Cry of the Fish Eagle Rupert's family is happy and at peace. But a vulnerable future is ahead. Chaos is coming. The Rhodesian War is looming ... Rupert escapes to Rhodesia from the bloody conflict that is terrorizing Europe. His mission is not just duty-driven but a promise to look for an orphaned, young girl. It's a futile search and with time running out he has no choice but to re-join the theatre of war. When peace returns Rupert travels back to Rhodesia to begin anew, to find the orphaned girl and to start a new life. But nothing can prepare him for what is next as we helplessly watch Rupert wade against a chaotic tide of nationalism. Book 2: Vultures in the Wind Luke was close to death. He had been beaten mercilessly and was unrecognizable. They wanted the names of their ANC accomplices. Matthew Gray and Luke Mbeki were born on the same day, spending a brief childhood on an African beach, blissfully ignorant of the outside world. But their youth is severed. Released into the real world, the two now face their future in a country deep in the throes of violent change. Can the rules and discipline of discrimination pull the men apart? Is there any mercy? And what happens when these two eventually cross paths? Book 3: Just the Memory of Love Will he ever find his love again or will she always be just a memory? The war is finally over and for the young and naïve Will Langton, his future is full of exciting adventure and happy dreams. Captivated by a brief, but innocent love affair on the rocks of Dancing Ledge, is shattered in one single moment and she is lost to him. For Will, it's an unbearable pain that he can not hope to escape from and the only means to assuage his sorrow is to run away ... to Africa. "It was as if I was reading my own life, knowing all the areas. I loved it. " "Deeply moving and entertaining read. " "Peter Rimmer writes a very interesting story with good detail on what happened in Southern Africa prior to independence. " " A gripping story that will stay with you long after the end of the book.... " Grab your copy today

We Fear Naught But God

Author : Paul Els
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The authoritative history of the South African Special Forces. Nicknamed "The Recces", the men of this famous combat unit were masters in the art of reconnaissance and clandestine warfare. Covers the brutal guerrilla wars in Angola and Namibia from which the Recces emerged as one of the most decorated units in the South African military.

Daughters of Ireland

Author : Debbie Blake
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Daughters of Ireland is a collection of fifteen mini-biographies of exceptional Irish women, each pioneers in their field. We follow their lives from childhood through the development of their careers, achievements and legacies. Each woman followed a different path, achieving their goals in various professions including aviation, nursing, veterinary, education, architecture and the performing arts. Drawing from original material and unpublished writings, this work explores their fascinating and inspiring stories.

Mafeking

Author : Malcolm Flower-Smith
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Mafeking ranks as one of the major military epics of the Anglo-Boer War. A courageous garrison led by British Army Colonel Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, withstood more than seven months of starvation, death and destruction before they were relieved. A powerful story of human endurance.