Ships & Aviation (SA)

Front cover of A Name Among Seafaring Men by Wilhelm Grutter
A Name Among Seafaring Men - Wilhelm Grutter

A Name Among Seafaring Men: A history of the training ship 'General Botha' by Wilhelm Grutter is the history of South African Training Ship General Botha and the young men who trained in her and then went on to make the name well known in the international maritime world. The ship was named in memory of the first premier of the Union of South Africa, General Louis Botha, who had died in 1919 and the first intake of “Bothie Boys” was in 1922.

ZAR150.00 
Front Cover of Maritime South Africa by Brian Ingpen and Robert Pabst
Maritime South Africa - Brian Ingpen and Robert Pabst

Maritime South Africa by Brian Ingpen and Robert Pabst is a unique record of South Africa's maritime history with chapters providing detailed information on Harbour Facilities, Naval Vessels (with the emphasis on the two World Wars), the Passenger Trade (Union-Castle mailships, etc), Cargo Vessels - from Coasters and Tramp Steamers to Supertankers and Container Ships; Shipwrecks & Casualties at Sea; Smaller Vessels including Trawlers, Whalers and others. Illustrated with 400 photographs in colour and black/white.

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Front Cover of From Fledgling to Eagle by Dick Lord
From Fledgling to Eagle - Dick Lord

From Fledgling to Eagle: The South African Air Force During the Border War by Dick Lord chronicles the evolution of the SAAF in the 'Border War' that raged in Angola and South West Africa (Namibia) from 1966 to 1989, covering all the major South African Defence Force (SADF) operations from Ongulumbashe to the 'April Fools' Day war' in 1989.

This copy has been signed by the author

ZAR350.00 
Front Cover of Vlamgat by Dick Lord
Vlamgat - Dick Lord

Vlamgat by Dick Lord is about the Mirage F1 aircraft and the men and women who flew and supported it during its 22 years of service in South Africa. It is a proud history that the author, having flown in war and peace, relates with accuracy and authority. Vlamgat is the gripping story of the South African jet fighter pilots in action during the tense years of the bush war. Illustrated with b&w and colour photos.

ZAR900.00 
Front Cover of Shipwrecks of the Western Cape by Brian Wexham
Shipwrecks of the Western Cape - Brian Wexham

Shipwrecks of the Western Cape by Brian Wexham covers 23 of the more spectacular wrecks that have occurred round the Cape of Storms between 1773 (de Jonge Thomas) and 1983 (Castillo de Bellver), described in words and pictures.

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Front cover of Ships that Pass by George Young
Ships that Pass - George Young

Ships that Pass by George Young is an account of some of the famous ships that have come and gone on the Cape route. The author was shipping editor for the Cape Times and also wrote Salt in my Blood

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