Category: WW2

Not for Ourselves, but for Others

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Springboks on Patrol

Iconic photo of a South African rifle section – known as “Springboks” to the Commonwealth and British Forces (and even German and Italian Forces) taking part in this North Africa campaign during…
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South Africans in D-Day

[Contributed by Ian Meadows, with Sources: Ross Dix-Peek, SA Newspaper, 10th June 1944; 24th June 1944; SA Military History Journal, Vol.2, No 3, June 1972; Commonwealth War Graves Commission] South…
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Captain Edwin Swales, V.C.

Edwin Essery Swales was one of four children born in Inanda, Natal, South Africa to Harry Evelyn Swales, who was a farmer in the Heatonville district, and Olive Miriam Essery.…
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