30 Degrees South Publishers

30 Degrees South Publishers

30° South Publishers was formed in South Africa in 2005, with the express purpose of publishing African – particularly Southern African – history and military history. Over the last 10 years they have published well over 200 titles, and are now bringing out some 40 or so new titles a year, making them the largest military history publisher on the continent. Their specialist topics are presented in a wide variety of formats, from personal memoirs to regimental histories and academic treatises, all accessible and all educational and entertaining. Books, all quality productions, vary too, from A5 paperbacks to full-colour glossy coffee-table collector’s editions and most are available in eBook format.

30° South Publishers have also developed imprint Southbound which encompasses a range of southern African field and travel guides, written by some of the sub-continent’s foremost ecologists, game rangers and field guides.

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  • The Road to Ulundi Revisited

    Crealock's paintings were given to the Regimental Museum, where they are now housed. In 1964, a selection of the water colours was copied by the University of Natal Press and published in a book entitled The Road to Ulundi. The result is a truly unique item of militaria, which is likely to become a sought-after item of Africana. Learn More
  • Angel in a Thorn Bush

    Angel in a Thorn Bush is an unusually interesting and enjoyable autobiography. Vibrantly, robustly narrated, intelligently structured for dramatic effect, and packed with informative detail about the wilds of Africa and political history, it makes an enlightening and highly readable story. Learn More
  • Teddy Luther's War

    Some years ago Donal McCracken was working on a book of Ireland and the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) when, in the British Ministry of Defence Library, the old War Office Library, off Whitehall, he came upon a slim volume. It was a war diary written by a young German from Halbertstad named Ernest Luther. Learn More
  • The Battle of Modder Spruit and Tchrengula

    The Battle of Modder Spruit and Tchrengula was the last before the commencement of the Siege of Ladysmith. Due to military blunders the battle resulted in the defeat of British arms. A day later Lord Wolseley, the British Commander-in-Chief, commented, "for the last half century we had no such disaster as that of yesterday.” Learn More
  • The Kevin Woods Story

    Kevin Woods was sentenced to death in Zimbabwe and jailed for twenty years by Robert Mugabe. For more than five years of his detention he was held in the shadow of Mugabe's gallows, cut off from the world, naked and in solitary confinement. Learn More
  • Delta Scout

    Delta Scout was the call sign for Tony Trethowan's Ground Coverage ‘stick' during the Rhodesian bush war of the late seventies. This is the story of an ordinary policeman, a young man who signed up with the British South Africa Police as a raw 18 year old and who was to serve eight years with that fine force. Learn More
  • Out of Action

    Out of Action is the sequel to the best-selling Fireforce: One Man's War in the Rhodesian Light Infantry . Part 1, "War," chronicles Chris Cocks' final 16 months of combat in the Rhodesian bush war, as a stick leader in PATU, the Police Anti-Terrorist Unit. Learn More

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