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War at Sea: South African Maritime Operations During World War II (South Africans at War) Hardcover – 31 Dec 1991

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  • Hardcover: 375 pages
  • Publisher: Ashanti Publishing (31 Dec. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1874800162
  • ISBN-13: 978-1874800163
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,824,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Pappashanga on 10 July 2014
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This is a valuable book. It describes the experiences of South Africans during WW2. I was surprised how many fought in the Mediterranean. It consists of the author's narrative interspersed with first hand accounts. What is remarkable is the matter of fact air with which these volunteers dealt with ever present sudden death. They were young and keener on adventure than preserving their lives.
This is a first rate read and I recommend it to anyone who wants to know how things really were and to appreciate the human spirit at its best.
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SA citizens at war 3 Dec. 2014
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Interesting collection of mostly personal accounts of South Africans in naval service during World War Two, service being in the new-born South African Navy or the Royal Navy where many were seconded. The stories provide insight into participation by a remote portion of the British Empire in the war and how and where they performed their duties.

This is one in a series of eight? books relating personal accounts of South Africans at war from World War One to Korea.
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