Colonel David Stirling; how great was he?

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by Hannes Wessels  Recently I received an angry message from an English gentleman who, having read one of my books about the Rhodesian SAS, either ‘A Handful of Hard Men’ which I wrote much about Captain Darrell Watt, or ‘We Dared to Win’ which I wrote with and about Lieutenant Andre Scheepers. He referred to […]

SOS – Steve On Sunday

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SOS Steve on Sunday 29 November 2020 Greetings my fellow former warriors and their families, There being no official Remembrance Day services in most South African cities and towns this year the emphasis on remembering those who died fell to veteran’s organisations in attempting to keep the memorial flame burning. Some of these services were […]

The War for Africa

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by Hannes Wessels International and regional paralyses seems to be the only reaction to the fast escalating crisis rapidly spreading in all directions from the Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique. In a gruesome show of force, some 50 people, including women and children, were recently beheaded for all to see in the predominantly Christian […]

SOS – Steve On Sunday

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SOS Steve on Sunday 8 November 2020 Greetings my fellow happy citizens, Health and weather first, the domain of the elderly. Me fine, thank you for asking. It has been a wet ten days or so here on the fringes of the Kalahari with close on 100 millimetres falling, and amazingly, we all survived although […]

Something Remains Rotten ‘Down Under’.

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by Hannes Wessels Following the miserable travails of Dr. Russell Pridgeon and Mr. Patrick O’Dea has been a disturbing and painful exercise and sadly, it appears there is no end in sight. My hopes, since I last wrote about this case, that those wielding the full force of the law of the land, who seek […]