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Dr Leopold Scholtz is a senior journalist, political commentator and a highly regarded military expert. He was deputy editor of Die Burger until 2007 and is currently the European correspondent for Media24's Afrikaans dailies. Scholtz obtained his doctor's degree from the University of Leiden and is currently a research fellow at the University of Stellenbosch. He has written four books and over 40 academic articles, most of which are about military history. He was a captain in the Reserve Force of the South African Army until recently. His books include "Beroemde Suid-Afrikaanse Krygsmanne", "Generaal Christiaan de Wet as Veldheer" and "Waarom die Boere die oorlog verloor het".

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The story of Charlie Squadron is something someone might one day have drawn a picture story about for one of the many war comics that proliferated in the 1970s/1980s. A fantastic account of a climactic battle. * Books Monthly *
This book is a must read for anyone interested in modern armoured warfare and anyone who is mechanised infantry (if we ever get a wheeled IFV). And for all other commanders looking into expeditionary operations where we don't hold the upper hand in technology,firepower and air power...Excellent book,easy to read,couldn't put it down. 5 stars. * Army Rumour Service *
This book is extremely well written and accessible. * Miniature Wargames - Paul Jackson *

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