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The history of the anti-apartheid movement brings up images of boycotts and public campaigns in the UK. But another story went on behind the scenes, in secret, one that has never been told before.
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The history of the anti-apartheid movement brings up images of boycotts and public campaigns in the UK. But another story went on behind the scenes, in secret, one that has never been told before.

This is the story of the foreign volunteers and their activities in South Africa, how they acted in defiance of the apartheid government and its police on the instructions of the African National Congress. It tells of:
•    ANC banners that unfurled
•    ANC speeches that sounded through public places
•    Buckets that exploded and showered ANC leaflets
•    Transportation of weapons, communications and logistics
•    Helping ANC fighters to enter South Africa
•    and more…

Many volunteers were young communists, some were recruited from the IS, others were Trotskyists or independent socialists; from the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the USA, they all volunteered and took amazing risks.

Some paid a heavy price for their support. This is their untold story…

Royalties from this book will go to The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund
www.nelsonmandelachildrensfund.com

Click here to view this video: Graeme Whyte talks about his role in smuggling thousands of leaflets and explosives into South Africa to make propaganda leaflet bombs.

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Parameters of Book: Book
Sub-title: The Secret War against Apartheid
Author: Compiled and edited by Ken Keable
ISBN: 9780850366556
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Size (mm): 216x136mm
Pages: 366pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: Southern Africa
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012-03-15
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