Zulu Zulu Golf. Life and Death with Koevoet

Author Arn Durand served six years with Koevoet unit Zulu Zulu Golf and survived 127 enemy contacts. Zulu Zulu Golf: Life and Death with Koevoet is his story.
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Title: Zulu Zulu Golf. Life and Death with Koevoet
Author: Arn Durand
Publisher: Zebra Press
Cape Town, South Africa 2011
ISBN 9781770221482
Softcover, 15x23 cm, 320 pages


A unit of the South African police, Koevoet was the most deadly fighting force involved in the Border War. This is the story of Arn Durand’s first years with Koevoet, from 1982 to 1983. Through his eyes, the madness, mayhem and complexity of war come alive as he describes patrols, ambushes and contacts, situations of certain death, dealings with the enemy and relationships with his Ovambo colleagues.

A powerful account of extreme experiences, the book shows what it took to survive combat in the hostile environments of Namibia and Angola. Zulu Zulu Golf - Life and Death with Koevoet does not glorify war. It simply relates, in a deadpan style, what it was like to be a killing machine in the heat of battle.

Arn Durand says: I have written the story of my early experiences with Koevoet because it was stuck in my head and I needed to get it out. I owe the truth to many people, but most of all I owe it to myself. I can't change the past, but if I could I would go back and do it all again. I don't know why. I fought for a reason that even I don't understand.

Contents of Zulu Zulu Golf. Life and Death with Koevoet:

Author's note
A licence to kill
Primal instinct
The road to hell
Forbidden fruit
My Casspir, my nightmare
Hot pursuit
Death in 60 seconds
Hunning wild
Into Angola
Back from the dead
A close shave
Death has no mercy
Closing the book