oa Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies - The Namibian Border War : an appraisal of the South African strategy

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1022-8136
  • E-ISSN: 2224-0020



From the sixties to the late eighties, the border war became a household term in South Africa. Hundreds of thousands of young white men were called up for military service, and many served in some or other capacity in Namibia - then South West Africa - often in the so-called operational area, often as combat troops.

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