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Good hunting : German submarine offensives and South African countermeasures off the South African coast during the Second World War, 1942-1945
(Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2016)
By the latter half of 1942, the High Command of the German U-boats (BdU) realised that the ‘sinking results’ of the North Atlantic had decreased immensely. The successes of the Allied anti-submarine operations in the North ...
A critical analysis of the impact of water on the South African campaign in German South West Africa, 1914-1915
(Historical Association of South Africa, 2016)
The South African campaign in German South West Africa (GSWA) during the First World War depended largely on the access, availability and control of all water sources in the operational area. The Union Defence Force (UDF) ...
Deneys Reitz and the First World War : an Introduction to the Department of Defence Archival Holdings
(Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2016)
The historical sources detailing South Africa’s participation in the First World War are vast, and range from official publications to regimental histories, private diaries and first-hand accounts. The Department of Defence ...
The "apostles of terror" : South Africa, the East African campaign, and the Battle of El Wak
(Historical Association of South Africa, 2018-11)
Shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War, the Union Defence Force (UDF) had to undergo a rapid transformation from an ageing defence force to one that could project offensive power across Africa. The formation ...
Omega, oor en uit : die storie van ’n opstandige troep - François Verster
(Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2019)
War narratives are in essence categorised as a distinct literary kind of its own. In his masterpiece The soldier’s tale: Bearing witness to modern war, Samuel Hynes argues that mankind is generally curious about war. Hynes ...
Legislative disconnect or institutional gatekeeping? challenges of researching South Africa's military past
(Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2020)
The Department of Defence Archive in Pretoria is the repository of all military documents generated by the Union Defence Force, the South African Defence Force and the South African National Defence Force. This makes it ...