The Black Beret: The History of South Africa’s Armoured Forces :: Willem Steenkamp

The Black Beret: The History of South Africa’s Armoured Forces :: Willem Steenkamp soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!

Solihull: Helion & Company, 2016, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Complete in II Volumes: Volume I: Beginnings to the Invasion of Madagascar 1942 (9781910294680) 2016; Volume II: the War in Italy and the Interwar Years 1942-1961 (978-1-911-51240-0) 2017; Includes: Plans of battle; Black & white photographs; Maps;

From the cover: Volume 1 of The Black Beret starts with the early history of South Africa and ends with the invasion of Madagascar by the South African Forces during the Second World War. This volume covers topics such as how armour came to the battlefield, the use of horses versus armoured cars in German South West Africa in 1915, the first steps to mechanisation, the birth of the Tank Corps, and the deployment into East Africa through Abyssinia to Addis Abba during the early years of the Second World War. We next experience the reverses and victories of the desert campaign with the 4th Armoured Car Company amongst others, fighting alongside the Desert Rats, Operation Crusader, the disaster at Tobruk, through the Gazala Gallop and on to the victory at El A…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper of volume II.

Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 366/366 pages. Index. 10″ x 7″.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I captivate you with this splendid selection from my Military catalogue?

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