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Koevoet!

Experiencing South Africa's Deadly Bush War

Author : Jim Hooper

Koevoet! : Experiencing South Africa's Deadly Bush War

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General - Pages : 312 | Images : 48pp colour photos

Paperback - Date of Publication : 2015 | Edition : Reprint | Size : 234mm x 156mm | ISBN : 9780957058705 | Helion Book Code : HEL0425

An international bestseller since its release over 20 years ago, this new edition of Jim Hooper's classic captures the courage, fear and intensity of the Namibian bush war. Never before had an outsider been given unrestricted access to Koevoet, the elite South West African Police counterinsurgency unit. His five months embedded with the semi-secret and predominantly black Ops K coincided with one of the most vicious and determined infiltrations ever mounted by the communist-backed South West Africa People's Organization. Crossing regularly into Angola in pursuit of the insurgents, he saw friends die next to him and was twice wounded himself. This updated edition, drawing on the recollections and diaries of the men he rode with, will fascinate yet another generation of readers. In assembling this work Jim Hooper had the opportunity to re-connect with so many of the men who allowed this outsider to ride with them, all of which brought a new intensity and poignancy. It also reminded Jim Hooper how privileged he was to have been witness to Koevoet's war. This stunning work is a tribute to Koevoet and the legend they created. This new edition features a substantially rewritten and expanded text accompanied by nearly 100 colour photographs.

 

“A thrilling exposé of modern military history, and of one of Africa’s bloodiest conflicts”. Dan Mills, author of the bestseller Sniper One: The Blistering True Story of a British Battle Group Under Siege

 

“Koevoet is full of detail, flavour and character – Hooper’s informal style of writing brings the reader immediately into the story. Engrossing and educational – it is hard to stop.” British Army Review

 

"...a valuable first-hand account of South African counter-insurgency operations in what was then South-West Africa and should be read by anyone interested in the southern African conflicts of the late twentieth century."  Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research

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