The South African
Military History Society

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Krygshistoriese Vereniging


The SA Military History Society is a non-profit society of enthusiasts dedicated to the study, recording and dissemination of military aspects of South Africa's history.


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Features

  • About the Society
  • Current national monthly newsletter , Durban Branch , Cape Town Branch, Eastern Cape Branch
  • Current national newsletter in pdf format
  • Archiveof past monthly newsletters
  • Archiveof the first ten years of Johannesburg lecture titles
  • Military History Journal - Indices and text from current and the past 40 years issues
  • Some interesting past lectures
  • Temporary survey section

    PhD Research into Heritage Tourism in South Africa

    Have you visited any of the battlefields in South Africa between 2008 to 2013? Your opinion and input would be valued. Please participate in a quick 15 minute online survey - use this site:

    http://take-survey.com/statkon/heritage_tourism_strugglesites.htm

    Thank you for your time and interest.

    Clinton van der Merwe
    PhD Student - UJ
    (082) 4553239
    909807007

  • Research projects bulletin board - Help/information requested (including information on combatant ancestors)
  • May Jackson Gun
  • Miscellaneous
  • New Section - military miscellany - started in June 2011
    (Aircraft at War 100 Exhibition - 2003; Chadwick notes on Blood River;
    Chadwick notes on Isandlwana; Chard's report on Rorke's Drift;
    Anglo-Boer War battle sites near Dundee visited during May 1978 Society tour - Chadwick's notes;
    Major Moore's notes on Gen Louis Botha's second expedition into Natal Sep-Oct 1901.)

    Items from non-Society sources: the story of the Last Post; Bill Millin - Piping in D-Day.
    Le Petit Journal - French cartoons about the Anglo-Boer War


     
  • Contact details of South African Museums/Societies
  • Professional Tour Guides of S.A. Battlefields IN SOUTH AFRICA
  • Professional Tour Guides of S.A. Battlefields IN EUROPE
  • South African Bookdealers who specialise in Military Subjects
  • Links to other military history related sites
  • Unpublished Boer War Diaries/ letters / reminiscences
  • (Pte. Edgar Etches - 13th Hussars and South African Constabulary)
  • (Letter from Fred Page after Elands River Siege)
  • (Syd Critten, Imperial Yeomanry)
  • (Private Walter Putland)
  • (Sr K L Nealon, nee Hill)
  • General interest Diaries
  • (Boer War Letters of EMS Crabbe, CB)
  • (Reminiscences of RH Halse, WWII POW)
  • (Three Edkins brothers from East London in World War I)
  • (William Wood and Dingaan)
  • (Elizabeth Russell Cameron)
  • First World War Diaries
  • (Fewster in German East Africa - Great War Diary)
  • (Lister in German East Africa - Great War Diary)
  • (The S.S. AFRIC's first trip as a troop-ship in WWI)
  • General interest - WWII
  • (SS Rooseboom - sunk by Japanese I-159 in 1942 while evacuating people after fall of Singapore)
  • (Tomalin RNVR reminiscences includes "Little ships")
  • (Radar in SA)
  • (van den Bergh papers)
  • Ross's Research
  • (Research on Southern Africans serving in the British Armed Forces)
  • (Southern Africans Serving at Battle of Jutland)
  • (The other Percy Fitzpatrick)
  • (List of SA servicemen in British Forces in WWI)

  • Application to become a Member
  • Application to become an Overseas Member
  • Contact details of branches
  • National Executive Committee, Cape Town Branch Committee, Durban Branch Committee, Eastern Cape Branch Committee
  • Documents about the founding of the Society
  • Constitution of the Society
  • Send RESPONSE FORM
  • Send email to the S.A.Military History Society (scribe@samilitaryhistory.org)
  • Lecturers Wanted: Experts who would wish to present lectures to the monthly meetings of the Society in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town or the Eastern Cape

    South African Military History Society
    P.O.Box 59227,
    Kengray
    2100,South Africa
    Telephone(Johannesburg Lecture co-ordinator) 011-784-6232 Telephone(Secretary/Treasurer): 010-237-0676
    Fax(Sec/Treas.): 086 617 8002

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