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At Thy Call We Did Not Falter

At Thy Call We Did Not Falter

At Thy Call We Did Not Falter is a gripping frontline account of the Angolan war.
Holt, Clive
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Title: At Thy Call We Did Not Falter
Subtitle: A frontline account of the 1988 Angolan war, as seen through the eyes of a conscript soldier
Authors: Clive Holt
Publisher: Random House Struik
Imprint: Zebra Press
Cape Town, South Africa 2005
ISBN 9781770071179 / ISBN 978-1-77007-117-9
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 230 pages, several colour photos

Description:

At Thy Call We Did Not Falter is a gripping frontline account of the Angolan war, as seen through the eyes of a 19-year-old conscripted soldier. It tells the story of so many young white South Africans who, like him, were sent into battle against overwhelming forces straight after completing school. Clive Holt was at the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale, where the South African Defence Force supported the rebel movement Unita after a massive build-up of Cuban and Angolan troops. It was the bloodiest and most significant battle fought by South African troops since World War II. With diary extracts, previously unpublished photographs and a riveting narrative, this book transports the reader into the firing line and the dark realms of war. This is a classic account of war, as well as a window into the world of post-traumatic stress disorder. It is a chilling account of how a government took schoolboys and turned them into killing machines.

Contents: At Thy Call We Did Not Falter

FOREWORD
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Introduction
Firm and Steadfast We Did Stand
From Schoolyard to Battlefield
Hostile Intent
Playing by Different Rules
My Bloody Valentine
Rumble in the Jungle: The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale
Thirty Minutes to Clear the Minefield
Home Alone
The Wild West
Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War
Cowboys Do Cry
REFLECTIONS
ROLL OF HONOUR
GLOSSARY


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