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32 Battalion

by Piet Nortje

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The South African Border War & the South African Defence Force in general is little heard of in the U.S., never mind one of the most renowned units during this conflict. "32 Bn." , written by a former RSM of the unit, goes in depth to describe the men and operations of this forgotten elite unit in a forgotten war. A must read for those interested in the Cold War/Insurgency wars in Africa and South African Military History. ( )
  LouieD | Feb 20, 2009 |
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Every war has at least one - a unit so different, so daring, that it becomes the stuff of which legends are made and heroes are born. Among the South African forces fighting in Angola from 1975 to 1989, that unit was 32 Battalion. Founded in utmost secrecy from the vanquished remnants of a foreign rebel movement, undefeated in 12 years of front-line battle, feared by enemies that included both conventional Cuban armies and Namibian guerrilla fighters, the Buffalo Soldiers became the South African army's best combat unit since World War II, with no fewer than 13 members winning the highest decor.… (more)

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