SOUTH AFRICA'S D-DAY VETERANS

W.M. Bisset

Abstract


Although some 657 members of the South African Union Defence Forces served in North West Europe between D-Day on 6 June 1944 and VE-Day on 8 May 1945, it would seem that relatively few of them were present on D-Day. South Africa's main contributions to the war effort were made in Ethiopia, Madagascar, the Western Desert, Italy and on her own home front which included the vital Cape Sea Route.


Keywords


South African Union Defence Forces; Cape Sea Route; D-Day on 6 June 1944; VE-Day on 8 May 1945; Ethiopia; Madagascar; the Western Desert; Italy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5787/24-2-272

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