Ë Read ↠´ Teenage Safari: A South African Conscript in the Border War in Angola and Namibia by Evan Davies Å izmirescort.pro

Ë Read ↠´ Teenage Safari: A South African Conscript in the Border War in Angola and Namibia by Evan Davies Å Written in clear, quality prose, a honest discount of a harsh introduction to military life and later, the SWA border and Angola battlefields Gripping , personable and honest.
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 Campaign It 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 Historians Descriptive 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 Unique 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 Unique And Laudable In The Old South African Culture And In Its Army S Approach And Attitude, Is Fascinating Today.
Another great book from a very young Man sent off to a war not really talked about much Good photos Talks allot about training and the others in this Platoon Company A really like reading about conflict now, reminds me of what my Army time too.



Still busy reading the book Good so far.
Much like the author, I had forgotten many of the things that transpired on the boarder There is much that my mind refuses to dig up 40 years on The feelings on returning to civi street are right on the mark I never realised that others were experienced exactly what I did somehow this helps Many thanks for an excellent book.

Evan Davies

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