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Recce | Biography: Historical, Political & Military

Koos Stadler


Shrouded in secrecy due to the covert nature of their work, the legendary Recces have fascinated South Africans for years. Now one of these elite soldiers has written a tell-all book about the extraordinary missions he embarked on and the nail-biting action he experienced in the Border War.

Shortly after passing the infamously gruelling Special Forces selection course in the early 1980s, Koos Stadler joined the so-called Small Teams group at 5 Reconnaissance Regiment. This subunit was made up of two-man teams and was responsible for numerous secret and highly dangerous missions deep behind enemy lines. With only one team member, Stadler was sent to blow up railway lines and enemy fighter jets in the south of Angola. As he crawled into and out of enemy-infested territory, he stared death in the face many times.

A gripping firsthand account that reveals the near superhuman physical and psychological powers these Special Forces operators have to display.

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Recce | Biography: Historical, Political & Military

Author: Koos Stadler
Category: Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ISBN: 9780624069416
Date Released: 11 September 2015
Price (incl. VAT): R 275.00
Format: Soft cover,336pp

About this author

Koos Stadler

Koos Stadler is a professional soldier and former Recce who has been awarded, among others, the Honorus Crux (bronze) for bravery. As a member of the Special...