SOUTH AFRICA AT WAR, 1912-1982

  • D. Conradie Military Information Bureau
Keywords: Birth of the Union Defence Force, Union Defence Act 13/12, 1st SA Infantry Brigade, Delville Wood, Inter-war operations, SAAF, The Navy at War, 22nd Anti-submarine Group

Abstract

The end of the Second Anglo-Boer War also put an end to the commando system that had been the core of military strength in South Africa. With the formation of the Union in 1910 it was realized that South Africa will have to provide its own defence. It was to be no easy task; seeing that the English and Afrikaans-speaking sections of the population had just concluded a bitter war which had left deep scars.
Published
2012-02-28
How to Cite
Conradie, D. (2012). SOUTH AFRICA AT WAR, 1912-1982. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 12(2). https://doi.org/10.5787/12-2-629
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