Introduction 1. Writing on the Wrong Side of History? SADF Soldier-Authors Reclaim the Border War 2. The Spectre of Vietnam: Lessons and Legacies of the Border War 3. The Cultural Construction of Combat: Narrative Templates of the Border War 4. Codes of Conduct in Captivity: Narratives of South African POWs in Angola 5. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Victimhood: A South African War Veteran's Story 6. The Battle for Cassinga: Competing Narratives and Complicating Histories 7. The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale: Successful Stalemate and Vicarious Victory 8. Digging up the Past: Revisiting the 1989 Namibian Ceasefire Violation 9. The Freedom Park Fracas: Memorialising the Border War 10. Veteranhood and the National Service Generation 11. Conclusion Bibliography Index
Gary Baines is Professor of History at Rhodes University, South Africa.