In different times : the war of Southern Africa, 1966-1989

dc.contributor.editorVan der Waag, I. J.en_ZA
dc.contributor.editorGrundlingh, A. M.en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationVan der Waag, I. J. & Grundlingh, A. M. (eds) 2019. In different times : the war of Southern Africa, 1966-1989. Stellenbosch, SUN PReSS, doi:10.18820/9781928480358.
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-928480-34-1 (print)
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-928480-35-8 (online)
dc.descriptionCITATION: Van der Waag, I. J. & Grundlingh, A. M. (eds) 2019. In different times : the war of Southern Africa, 1966-1989. Stellenbosch, SUN PReSS, doi:10.18820/9781928480358.
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dc.description.abstractThis is the first attempt to bring together diverse scholars, using different lenses, to study South Africa’s Border War. As a book, it is critical in approach, provides deeper reflection, and focuses specifically on the SADF experience of the war. The result is a more complex picture of the war’s dynamics and its legacies. Although South Africa is a vastly different country today, the study of the Border War opens a range of questions, also relevant to contemporary deployments such as in Lesotho (1998) and the Central African Republic (2013). It includes the debate on participation in foreign conflicts; on the deployment, design and preparation of appropriate, modern armed forces and their use as foreign policy instruments in far‑off theatres; on military planning; and, as the historical controversies regarding the battles at Cuito Cuanavale and Bangui illustrate, on the interface between foreign campaigning and domestic politics.en_ZA
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction: South Africa’s Border War in retrospect / Ian van der Waag & Albert Grundlingh; 1 The Namibian/Angolan border in the Namibian War for Independence / Chris Saunders; 2 Operation Blouwildebees, 1966: The helicopter assault on Ongulumbashe / McGill Alexander; 3 Operation Savannah, 1975‑76: The initial South African Armour deployments into Anglo / Jean-Pierre Scherman; 4 Namibia: Effective strategic buffer zone or draining foreign military adventure? / James Jacobs; 5 The SADF and the militarisation of white South African Society / Rodney Warwick; 6 The Kavango Jeugbeweging and the South African counterinsurgency campaign in Namibia / Evert Kleynhans; 7 Caught in the crossfire: The Progressive Federal Party and defence politics during the 1980s in South Africa / Albert Grundlingh; 8 “Ek het iemand op die grens”: The Southern Cross Fund and mobilisation of white South African society / Anneke van Heerden; 9 Confessions of a conscript, disclosures of a historian: An autobiographical essay about the Border War / Gary Baines; 10 Socialised to serve: An auto-ethnographical exploration of the making of the (citizen) conscript in South Africa / Ian Liebenberg; 11 The evolution of 32 Battalion: From renegade guerillas to township troopers / Will Gordon; 12 SAWI! Leisure, comforts and military canteens in the SADF / Ian van der Waag
dc.format.extent351 pages : illustrations
dc.publisherAFRICAN SUN MeDIA
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAfrican Military Studies ; volume 2
dc.subjectSouth Africa. South African Defence Forceen_ZA
dc.subjectArmed Forces -- 1966-1989 -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectInsurgency -- Namibiaen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africa -- History, Military -- 1961-en_ZA
dc.subjectAfrica, Southern -- History, Military -- 20th centuryen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africa -- Politics and government -- 20th centuryen_ZA
dc.subjectAngola -- History -- South African Incursions, 1978-1990en_ZA
dc.titleIn different times : the war of Southern Africa, 1966-1989en_ZA
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