Recce

A Collector's Guide to the History of the South African Special Forces

Paul Matthysen, Matthew Kalkwarf, Michael Huxtable

This book has been some 15 years in the making and can claim, with some justification, to be the definitive publication on the ‘Recces', unlikely to be topped for many, many years.
Publication date:
January 2010
Publisher :
30 Degrees South Publishers
Language:
English
Illustration :
2,500 colour images, maps
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781920143411

Dimensions : 297 X 210 cm
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£80.00
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Overview
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• The quintessential professional-prepared to die for his country, but not trained to … this is the elite ‘Recce' soldierDispels the myth that the South African Special Forces were sinister covert killers

This book has been some 15 years in the making and can claim, with some justification, to be the definitive publication on the ‘Recces’, unlikely to be topped for many, many years. The South African Special Forces have invariably been portrayed as a sinister force, used in covert operations locally and abroad, but this is pure political expediency and media propaganda. The unit’s operators are shy, humble soldiers, whose primary role is intelligence-gathering, although they will take offensive action, ruthlessly, if necessary. Highly trained professionals in a class of their own, these elite troops have garnered for themselves an international reputation par excellence.

With a foreword by the late Major-General F. W. Loots, this unique book also includes a comprehensive history of the Reconnaissance Regiments and auxiliary units; selection and training processes and techniques; insignia, kit and equipment; honours and awards; memorabilia, memorials and museums and also an amazing 2,500 full-colour images.

About the Authors
Paul Matthysen has been researching South African Special Forces since 1991, and lives in Johannesburg. Matthew Kalkwarf lives in Johannesburg and manages his own company. With a keen interest in the military, Michael Huxtable served two years’ national service in the South African Defence Force Intelligence School during 1988/89. Mike lives and works in Johannesburg.