A Military History of South Africa: From the Dutch-Khoi Wars to the End of Apartheid (Praeger Security International) by Timothy J. Stapleton
Praeger; 1 edition | April 9, 2010 | English | ISBN: 031336589X | 229 pages | PDF | 11 MB
A Military History of South Africa: From the Dutch-Khoi Wars to the End of Apartheid represents the first comprehensive military history of South Africa from the beginning of European colonization in the Cape during the 1650s to the current postapartheid republic. With particular emphasis on the last 200 years, this balanced analysis stresses the historical importance of warfare and military structures in the shaping of modern South African society. Important themes include military adaptation during the process of colonial conquest and African resistance, the growth of South Africa as a regional military power from the early 20th century, and South African involvement in conflicts of the decolonization era.