EPISODE 9 – Tanks locked in battle and a former foe becomes a friend

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September 12, 2018
EPISODE 9 – Tanks locked in battle and a former foe becomes a friend

Sarel Coetzee tells about his first experiences in battle during Operation Modular as a gunner in an Olifant tank. The conversations on the radio between the squadron commander and the tank commanders was taped and you can hear snippets from those conversations. The calmness with which Andre Retief handled the situation is remarkable. Other participants in this episode is Gert Minnaar, Mike Bond and Brian Snooke. At Ondangwe we met up with Chris Kantewa who told us he joined the Liberation War in 1979 as a member of PLAN, because of the National Party policies of the day which discriminated against his people purely because of the colour of their skin