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Forged in Battle

Breytenbach, J

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This book follows the development of the 32 Battalion from its confused origins from former enemies and terrorists into the best counter-insurgency force in the world.

Jan Breytenbach gets it spot on with this one, his skill at story telling is great! 32 Battalion was a very well respected unit in the SADF and one can easily see why when reading this book. Jan's account of the 1975 incursion into Angola is accurate and detailed without becoming boring. His addition of some very funny incidents adds real enjoyment to a great book.


Colonel Jan Breytenbach, the founding commander of 32 Battalion, is a living legend in South Africa. He was the creator of three elite units of the SADF: 1 Recce Commando, 32 Battalion and 44 Para Brigade. He led the successful assault on SWAPO's main base at Cassinga in 1978 ? believed to be the largest airborne assault anywhere since World War II. He also formed the South African Army's Guerrilla School, which he commanded until his retirement in 1987. He is the brother of Breyten Breytenbach. Today he is 80 years old and lives in Sedgefield.

Additional Information

Publisher Proteaboekhuis
Release date 30 Nov 2000
Skrywer Breytenbach, J
Dimensies 213 x 137 x 213 cm
Formaat Sagteband
Bladsye 220
isbn 9781485300441
Genre Geskiedenis

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