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An Unpopular War

Trade Paperback
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June 2006
About the book: 

In the seventies, eighties and nineties, conscription had a profound effect on hundreds of thousands of young men, particularly those who had to serve in the Angolan war. 

This book is a collection of reflections and memories of that time, collected by JH Thompson, who interviewed men who did National Service in the Apartheid-era South African Defence Force. Contributors include ordinary soldiers, Special Forces members, helicopter pilots, chefs and religious objectors. 

The book is a fast, fascinating read that captures the spirit and atmosphere, the daily duties, the boredom, fear and other intense experiences of an SADF soldier. For everyone who did military service, as well as their loved ones, this book is a must.

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About the Author
Educated in Spain and South Africa, Jacqui Thompson, a former game ranger and travel guide, is now a Johannesburg-based writer. She works as a freelance journalist contributing features and reviews to newspapers, magazines and websites.
Jacqui is the author of An Unpopular War  and also co-authored two books titled Zhoozsh!  and Zhoozsh! Faking it.

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