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Op die grens | History: Specific Subjects

David Williams

Though life “on the border” was often deeply upsetting, much of it was plain boring or humdrum, even pleasant -- and occasionally hilarious. For those who were there, it was an unforgettable time with after-effects ranging from bitterness to fond nostalgia, often a mix of both.

With his new book, author, broadcaster and journalist David Williams captures an era that defined the life experience of white men who are now between 35 and 60. Conscripts and their families will read this book with a sense of recognition, while those who did not understand the broader picture at the time should find it here.

Op die grens is accessible and anecdotal, using personal accounts to enliven the narrative. It draws on the experiences of both conscripts and regulars, moving through basic training to major operations like Savannah, Cassinga and the battles around Cuito Cuanavale in 1987/98 – the conclusion of "the war for Africa".

Also available in English: On the Border.

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Op die grens | History: Specific Subjects


Author: David Williams
Category: History: Specific Subjects
ISBN: 9780624044680
Date Released: 08 September 2008
Price (incl. VAT): R 265.00
Format: Soft Cover

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David Williams


David Williams is an experienced radio and TV broadcaster, specialising in politics and business. He hosts Power Lunch, a daily TV investment programme on the...