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Re: Military book reviews
« Reply #120 on: February 08, 2018, 01:26:49 pm »
Dis die twee volume hard cover stel in die boks!  :thumleft:

Baie goeie prys. Myne paar jaar terug direk by Piet gekry. My naam ook in daai boek.

Piet Nortje het reeds n redelike onvattende boek oor 32 geskryf. 32 Batallion - The inside story of SA' elite fighting unit.

Wat dek hy in die nuwe twee boeke wat nie in die bogenoemde een gedek word nie?
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Re: Military book reviews
« Reply #121 on: February 08, 2018, 05:57:15 pm »
Daar is wel duplikasie, maar die dubbel boek stel het baie meer detail. Ek dink in die eerste boek het hy n insident beskryf volgens die formele sitrap en argief dokumentasie. In die 2 boek stel het hy mense gekontak wat betrokke was by daardie insidente en hulle weergawes geplaas.
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Re: Military book reviews
« Reply #122 on: February 08, 2018, 06:07:45 pm »
Ok, dit maak sin.

Wat ek in die eerste boek gemis het, was meer persoonlike verhale. Dit is baie feitelik geskryf, soos jy tereg opmerk.

Ek sal my spaarvarkie raadpleeg vir befondsing..
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Re: Military book reviews
« Reply #123 on: June 14, 2018, 02:16:04 pm »
Ek het nie die fret heel deurgelees nie, so vergewe maar as hierdie reeds genoem is. Ek het Ďn boks vol militÍre boeke gekoop vir R400 - seker omtrent 40 boeke. Ek het hulle verdeel in fiksie en non-fiksie en is nou besig met die vierde boek:

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Die boek is aangrypend en ek kon hom nie neersit nie. Ek was verstom oor wat regtig in Afrika gebeur, hoeveel lande en regerings op die agtergrond betrokke is en die onbeskryflike wreedheid van die oorloŽ in veral Wes Afrika.
 

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Re: Military book reviews
« Reply #124 on: June 14, 2018, 02:45:07 pm »

My friend, the mercenary.

Geskryf deur die oorlogs joernalis, James Brabazon en dit handel oor sy vrienskap met Nick du Toit, hulle wedervaringe in LiberiŽ, asook die beplande staatsgreep van Simon Mann, op Ekwatoriaal Guinea, wat skeefgeloop het.
Die boek is aangrypend en ek kon hom nie neersit nie. Ek was verstom oor wat regtig in Afrika gebeur, hoeveel lande en regerings op die agtergrond betrokke is en die onbeskryflike wreedheid van die oorloŽ in veral Wes Afrika.

Dankie vir die agtergrond. Het nie geweet van daardie boek nie. Ek sal uitkyk daarvoor.
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Re: Military book reviews
« Reply #126 on: June 18, 2018, 05:05:25 pm »
Dankie vir die agtergrond. Het nie geweet van daardie boek nie. Ek sal uitkyk daarvoor.

Laat my as jy hom nie kry nie, dan stuur ek myne vir jou aan.
 
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Re: Military book reviews
« Reply #127 on: June 18, 2018, 07:15:48 pm »
Dankie vir die agtergrond. Het nie geweet van daardie boek nie. Ek sal uitkyk daarvoor.

Laat my as jy hom nie kry nie, dan stuur ek myne vir jou aan.

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Re: Military book reviews
« Reply #128 on: June 20, 2018, 06:03:22 am »
I've finished reading Walking With The Wounded by Mark McCrum.

It's about wounded soldiers who walk to the North Pole. The author tells the stories of each soldier, their experiences in war zones, how they got wounded, their recoveries, and their epic journey to the North Pole. It provides an insight into life after war.
I found it well-written and easy to read, and afterwards it had me researching trips to Antarctica.

The ending was a bit abrupt, which I didn't like at first. But then I realised that that is how is it; a lot of build up and prep and focus, and I compare it to when I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro - which is nothing compared to this - but at the end of it I felt "Wow, that was epic! But, now what?" I was filled with a bit of emptiness, a bit of "I need a new adventure". And I imagine these guys felt the same way.

https://www.amazon.com/Walking-Wounded-Incredible-Britains-Challenge/dp/1847444857
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Re: Military book reviews
« Reply #129 on: July 03, 2018, 12:31:46 pm »
Exclusive Books Woodlands currently has huge sale on. Lots of nice military books for sale.
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Re: Military book reviews
« Reply #130 on: July 31, 2018, 07:59:51 am »
I saw this notice today. Anybody has more information as to the background / content of the book?
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Re: Military book reviews
« Reply #131 on: August 01, 2018, 10:16:37 am »
I saw this notice today. Anybody has more information as to the background / content of the book?

Boek oor van 4 Recce se operasies. Ek het na die Afrikaanse uitgawe gekyk by EB en dit lyk baie interessant.

http://www.jonathanball.co.za/delta-books/ystervuis-uit-die-see-uiters-geheime-seewaartse-recce-operasies-1978-1988-detail

Ek wou een koop, maar gaan wag tot die naweek. 4-5 Aug is die Arms and Ammo collectors Fair by die oorlog museum in Saxonworld. Wil kyk of hulle nie dalk daar die boek gaan verkoop, dan kan mens sommer die outeurs ontmoet en jou boek laat teken ook.  :thumleft:

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Re: Military book reviews
« Reply #132 on: August 01, 2018, 10:19:40 am »
As hier 5 of meer ouens is wat belang stel om die boek te koop Eng of Afr, sal ek afslag op die prys vir julle kan kry.
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« Reply #133 on: August 01, 2018, 10:28:22 am »
Ek het as 'n Kersgeskenk sy Recce kookboek gekry, en dis baie oulik :tongue8:
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Re: Military book reviews
« Reply #134 on: August 01, 2018, 12:57:23 pm »
Ek het as 'n Kersgeskenk sy Recce kookboek gekry, en dis baie oulik :tongue8:

I also got that book bought for me last month. Some dishes in there I wont be trying but a good laugh.
 

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Re: Military book reviews
« Reply #135 on: August 01, 2018, 01:25:44 pm »
One of my memorable reads was "Most secret war " by RV Jones - all about the technology development such as radar etc during ww2 - enjoyed it  :thumleft:
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Re: Military book reviews
« Reply #136 on: August 01, 2018, 03:58:33 pm »
I saw this notice today. Anybody has more information as to the background / content of the book?

Nice pic of Strike Craft there. :drif:
 

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Re: Military book reviews
« Reply #137 on: August 02, 2018, 07:01:50 pm »
Kyk na die twee boeke wat Exclusive Books Woodlands tans op spesiale aanbieding het.

Die Roem en die Rou deur At van Wyk @ R58.00

Lothar Neethling, ń lewe vertel deur Annette Jordaan @ R39.00

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Re: Military book reviews
« Reply #138 on: Yesterday at 01:23:51 pm »
A selection of free e-books.....
 

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