Eagle Strike

Author: Jan Breytenbach

Publisher: Helion & Company Limited

ISBN: 9781909982307

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 916

This is the story of an audacious, airborne assault, on 4 May 1978, on a SWAPO fortified base containing its military headquarters, logistical support, reserves and training facilities. The assault was supported by a very strong air strike by bombers and fighters as well as by air transport to drop the paratroopers into battle in one of the major, post World War para drops, 250kms deep behind enemy lines, and thus, of a necessity, the deployment of a veritable swarm of helicopters to extract the paratroopers back to safety, this execution of the whole intricate operation through a joint HQ deployed in the field. Unfortunately the subsequent uproar in the international media, based on allegations that this assault was a brutal attack on a refugee camp, did much to detract from the incredible victory the SADF had claimed for the paratroopers and the air force. Was it refugee camp as claimed by the Third World and the communist block, a SWAPO HQ and strategic military establishment as claimed by the RSA government and the SADF, or a mixture of both as claimed by the truth and reconciliation commission were the casualties mostly combatants or were they innocent civilians. This is the only personal account ever written by somebody on the SADF side who 'was actually there' and who was the commander of the paratroopers. It also brings to light much more than this brief outline, especially the dangerous nature of the whole enterprise through personal experiences, by paratroopers and air crews, and how and why it nearly became the most disastrous undertaking of the whole 'bush war' era through uncalled for meddling by an outsider who should not have been there.

Eagle Strike

If ever there was a man who had no need to conspire and to kill, it was him. Eagle
Strike. What did the two words mean? The train came to a halt; the doors hissed
open. Alex checked that the flash drive was still in his pocket - PEDAL POWER.

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101158005

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 893

Alex Rider will soon be a star in his very own TV series! Alex Rider is an orphan turned teen superspy who's saving the world one mission at a time—from #1 New York Times bestselling author! Sir Damian Cray is a philanthropist, peace activist, and the world's most famouspop star. But still it's not enough. He needs more if he is to save the world. Trouble is, only Alex Rider recognizes that it's the world that needs saving from Sir Damian Cray. Underneath the luster of glamour and fame lies a twisted mind, ready to sacrifice the world for his beliefs. But in the past, Alex has always had the backing of the government. This time, he's on his own. Can one teenager convince the world that the most popular man on earth is a madman bent on destruction-before time runs out? From the author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty.

Eagle Strike

A bold and stylish reissue of the groundbreaking and hugely popular graphic adaptation of Alex Rider's fourth mission.Relaxing in the south of France, reluctant MI6 agent Alex Rider is finally able to feel like any ordinary fourteen-year ...

Author: Antony Johnston

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781406366358

Category: Spy stories

Page: 176

View: 815

Relaxing in the south of France with his friend Sabine and her family, reluctant MI6 agent Alex Rider is able to be like any ordinary 14-year-old. That is until a sudden attack on his hosts plunges him back into a world of violence and mystery - but this time MI6 don't want to know.

American Eagle Protection

some very brief excerpts from his views with regard to the eagle . He says : In salt
water it is not an uncommon sight to see an eagle strike at a salmon , and
occasionally he lands his prey . Indeed , it is an interesting sight to see an eagle
circle ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Eagles

Page: 28

View: 518


American Eagle Protection Hearing Before 71 2 January 31 1930

some very brief excerpts from his views , with regard to the eagle . He says : In
salt water it is not an uncommon sight to see an eagle strike at a salmon , and
occasionally he lands his prey . Indeed , it is an interesting sight to see an eagle
circle ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 28

View: 307


Hearings

I remember Sam Weissman particularly because he and his wife, whose name I
have forgotten, but whom I heard referred to yesterday as Helen Weissman, were
very active volunteers during the Eagle strike. His wife spent much time at Guild ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate

Publisher:

ISBN:

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The Prairie bird

Profiting by the momentary pause , Baptiste continued , in the same tone , “ Shall
the tomahawk of the War - Eagle strike an adopted son of the Unami ? * The Bad
Spirit has entered my brother's heart ; let him hold a talk with himself , and ...

Author: Sir Charles Augustus Murray

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English fiction

Page: 581

View: 694



Hearing s Before the Committee on Agriculture House of Representatives Seventy first Congress First third Session American eagle protection Jan 31 1930

22 AMERICAN EAGLE PROTECTION some very brief excerpts from his views
with regard to the eagle . 1 He says : In salt water it is not an uncommon sight to
see an eagle strike at a salmon , and occasionally he lands his prey . Indeed , it is
 ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Agriculture

Page:

View: 820


Earth Sea and Sky Or Marvels of the Universe

by the eagle , which , long possessed of the knowledge that , by such a stratagem
, the swan might escape him , forces it to remain in the air , by attempting to strike
it with his talons from beneath . The hope of escape is soon given up by the ...

Author: Henry Davenport Northrop

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Astronomy

Page: 864

View: 144


Earth Sea and Sky

by the eagle , which , long possessed of the knowledge that , by such a stratagem
, the swan might escape him , forces it to remain in the air , by attempting to strike
it with his talons from beneath . The hope of escape is soon given up by the ...

Author: Henry Davenport Northrop

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Astronomy

Page: 864

View: 771


The Intelligence of Animals

A war - cry is heard ; the eagle darts off with the rapidity of a falling star or the
lightning flash . ... The enemy still fears that the prey may fall into the water ; a
blow from the talons of the eagle strikes the victim under the wing and
precipitates him ...

Author: Ernest Menault

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Animal intelligence

Page: 368

View: 974


Familiar Science and Fancier s Journal

Seizing my gun , I jumped into a cart that was passlast gasp is about to escape
when the furious eagle strikes with ing , and succeeded in capturing an adult
Bald - headed Eagle . his talons the under side of its wing , and with unresisted
power ...

Author:

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View: 198


Eliza Cook s Journal

stratagem the swan might escape him, forces it to remain in the air by attempting
to strike it with his talons from beneath. The hope of ... the ferocious eagle strikes
with his talons the under side of its wing, and with unresisted power forces the ...

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American Ornithology

... plunge into the stream , were it not prevented by the eagle , which , long
possessed of the knowledge that , by such a stratagem , the swan might escape
him , forces it to remain in the air , by attempting to strike it with his talons from
beneath .

Author: Alexander Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Birds

Page:

View: 433



The First fifth Reader

Ducks of many species are seen passing with great rapidity , and following the
course of the current ; but the eagle heeds ... Its last gasp is about to escape ,
when the ferocious eagle strikes with his talons the under side of its wing , and ,
with ...

Author: Marcius Willson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Readers

Page:

View: 506


Eliza Cook s Journal

It mounts, doubles, and willingly would plunge into the stream, were it not
prevented by the eagle, which, long possessed of the knowledge that by such a
stratagem the swan might escape him, forces it to remain in the air by attempting
to strike ...

Author:

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The Ladies Repository

Most pressing were they all to induce me to stay The American white - headed
eagle , though not so some days with them ... Its last gasp is about to escape ,
when the And sommer sunbeams quiver ferocious eagle strikes with his talons
the ...

Author:

Publisher:

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View: 390


Anglo American Literature and Manners

A shriek from the female eagle comes across the stream , for , kind reader , she is
fully as alert as her mate . ... by such a strategem the swan might escape him ,
forces it to remain in the air by attempting to strike it with his talons from beneath .

Author: Philarète Chasles

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American literature

Page: 312

View: 394