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Our Blog is updated a small group of Parabat Veterans, that is written in an informal or conversational style.

Salute the Eagle – My experiences as a Parabat in Angola by Kevin Vos

https://www.warbooks.co.za/products/salute-the-eagle-my-experiences-as-a-parabat-in-angola-kevin-vos?variant=32026620547 “This is my story; from the time when I was conscripted as a schoolboy into the army at age …
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ROOIPLAAS PARATROOPERS COMMUNITY by Eeben Barlow

http://eebenbarlowsmilitaryandsecurityblog.blogspot.com/2017/02/rooiplaas-paratroopers-community.html (Late) Johan Landman, Eeben Barlow, Chappies van Zyl, Nico Beneke I have never been a member of any SADF …
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Background to Rooiplaas

Rooiplaas, the parachute training facility in Bloemfontein, South Africa, has a rich history. It played a crucial role in the …
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The forgotten soldiers (Staff reporter)

https://mg.co.za/article/2003-04-04-the-forgotten-soldiers/ “‘Forgotten’ is an understatement; we have been wished away.” A former member of the African National Congress’s now defunct …
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The lingering, unspoken pain of white youth who fought for apartheid by Theresa Edlmann

https://theconversation.com/the-lingering-unspoken-pain-of-white-youth-who-fought-for-apartheid-46218 The legacies of apartheid in South Africa can only be understood by making sense of the complexities of the …
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