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Iron Fist From The Sea - Top Secret Seaborne Recce Operations (1978-1988) (Paperback) Loot Price: R236
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Iron Fist From The Sea - Top Secret Seaborne Recce Operations (1978-1988) (Paperback)

Arne Soderlund, Douw Steyn

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From Cabinda in Angola to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, 4 Reconnaissance Regiment conducted numerous clandestine seaborne raids during the Border War. They attacked strategic targets such as oil facilities, transport infrastructure and even Russian ships. All the while 4 Recce’s existence and capability was largely kept secret, even within the South African Defence Force.

With unparalleled access to previously top secret documents, 50 operations undertaken by 4 Recce, other Special Forces units and the South African Navy are described here in Iron Fist From The Sea. The daunting Operation Kerslig (1981), in which an operator died in a raid on a Luanda oil refinery and others were injured, is retold in spine-tingling detail. The book reveals the versatility and effectiveness of this elite unit and also tells of both the successes and failures of its actions. Sometimes missions go wrong, as in Operation Argon (1985) when Captain Wynand Du Toit was captured. This fascinating work will enthrall anyone with an interest in Special Forces operations.

Iron Fist From The Sea takes you right to the raging surf, to the adrenalin and fear that is seaborne raiding.

General

Imprint: Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: May 2018
Authors: Arne Soderlund • Douw Steyn
Dimensions: 233 x 152 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 408
ISBN-13: 978-1-86842-777-2
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Naval forces & warfare
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Special & elite forces
Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Maritime history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > History > African history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Maritime history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > Local Author Showcase > Politics
LSN: 1-86842-777-3
Barcode: 9781868427772

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