Forged in Battle

Jan Breytenbach

In 1975, 32 Battalion was formed in
great secrecy from a group of badly
trained, ill-disciplined remnants of the
Angolan guerrilla movement, the FNLA.
Founding commander Colonel Jan
Breytenbach, a former Recce, tells of
the birth and early history of this elite
"Buffaloā€¯ Battalion led by South African
officers. This book follows the growth
of 32 Ba
Date Published :
March 2015
Publisher :
Protea Boekhuis
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781485300441

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Overview
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In 1975, 32 Battalion was formed in great secrecy from a group of badly trained, ill-disciplined remnants of the Angolan guerrilla movement, the FNLA. Founding commander Colonel Jan Breytenbach, a former Recce, tells of the birth and early history of this elite “Buffalo” Battalion led by South African officers. He turned these unwanted orphans from the Angolan guerrilla war into one of the most respected and feared units to fight in Angola. His method was a simple one ? he instilled in his soldiers a total commitment and loyalty to the unit, rather than to a country or cause. Nicknamed Os Terríveis (the Terrible Ones), they became one of the best counter-insurgency forces in the SADF. Forged in Battle follows the birth and growth of 32 Battalion from former enemies and terrorists into decorated soldiers.

REVIEWS
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An inherently riveting account, "Forged in Battle" is a compelling read from first page to last. Exceptionally well written, informed and informative, "Forged in Battle" is a strongly recommended addition to community and academic library 20th Century Military History collections, as well as the personal reading lists of military history buffs.

- Midwest Book Review