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This is the story of a Kavango tracker who served for six years with Koevoet (Crowbar), the elite South African Police anti-terrorist unit, during the South West AfricanAngolan bush war of the 80s. Most white team leaders lasted only two years; the black trackers walked the tracks for years. Sisingi Kamongo tells the story of the 50 or so firefights he was involved in; he survived five anti-personnel mine and POMZ explosions and an RPG rocket on his Casspir APC vehicle; he was wounded three times; he tells of the trackers looking for the shadows on the ground, facing ambush and AP mines at every turn; he tells of the art of tracking ... where dust can tell time. Kamongos story is supported by two accounts from renowned Koevoet team leaders, Herman Grobler and Francois du Toita powerful collection of experiences from South Africas most successful counter-insurgency unit.

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