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Shadows in the sand - A Koevoet tracker's story of an insurgency war (Paperback) Loot Price: R211
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Shadows in the sand - A Koevoet tracker's story of an insurgency war (Paperback)

Sisingi Kamongo, Leon Bezuidenhout

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This is the story of a Kavango tracker who served for six years with Koevoet ('Crowbar'), the elite South African Police anti-terrorist unit, during the South West African -Angolan bush war of the '80s. Most white team leaders lasted only two years; the black trackers walked the track for years. Sisingi Kamongo tells the story of the 50 or so firefighters he was involved in; he survived five anti-personnel mine and POMZ explosions and an RPG rocket on his Casspir APC vehicle; he was wounded three times; he tells of the trackers looking for shadows on the ground, facing ambush and AP mines at every turn; he tells of the art of tracking...where dust can tell time. Kamongo's story is supported by two accounts from renowned Koevoet team leaders, Herman Grobler and Francois du Toit- a powerful collection of experiences from South Africa's most successful counter-insurgency unit. The first-ever account of the bush war by a non-white member of the South African security forces. A unique, previously untold perspective of the bush war, by an on-the-ground tracker. A powerful, harrowing read; the tension is palpable.

General

Imprint: 30 Degrees South Publishers
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: July 2011
First published: August 2011
Authors: Sisingi Kamongo • Leon Bezuidenhout
Dimensions: 232 x 152 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 293
ISBN-13: 978-0-620-47479-5
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
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 > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > Biography > General
Books > Local Author Showcase > Politics
LSN: 0-620-47479-3
Barcode: 9780620474795

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