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Model Quarter Scale German First World War Aircraft donated to the Ditsong National Museum of Military History

Allan Sinclair, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction Two ¼ scale model aircraft were donated to the DITSONG: National...
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The T-34 Russian Medium Tank

Michael Tobolo, Junior Curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction The T-34 Russian tank was probably one of the...
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The impact of Military Communication during the second World War (1939 – 1945) Military Equipment of the Soviet Union : The A-7 VHF Transceiver

Abraham Mohale, Junior Curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History  What is a military communication? Military communication is the transmission...
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Sešego sa Mabele, the Food Bank

Motsane Getrude Seabela Curator Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Pictured above is a grain storage basket, Sešego in...
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The USSR in the Great Patriotic War: A New Set of Displays

David Rilley-Harris, Curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History As Britain once called The Napoleonic Wars “The Great War” and...
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Military equipment named after animals The Atlas (AERMACCHI) Impala Aircraft

Allan Sinclair, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Throughout the history of the South African Air Force many of its...
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The first Ape-Man of Kromdraai Cave (TM 1517)

Lazarus Kgasi, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History In 1938, Gert Terblanche, a 15-year-old schoolboy, discovered the first fossil of...
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An introduction to some of the Anti-Tank Weapons in the collection of The Ditsong : National Museum of Military History

A new weapon is unleashed On 15 September 1916 the first tanks made their appearance at Flers-Courcellette in the Somme...
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German Anti-Tank Weapons The Development and Science of Hand Held Weapons Panzerfaust 30M

by Richard Henry, Curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction   When the First World War (1914-1918) ended, the...
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Getting to know The Owls of South Africa

S. M. Malematja, Curator Ornithology: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History Owls are often misunderstood and labelled as mysterious creatures...
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The Surrender Of the Tobruk Garisson June 1942

Allan Sinclair, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction June is an important month in South Africa’s history owing to...
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Youth Protest

David Rilley-Harris, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Youth protest has been a core instrument of political and social change...
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The impact of June 16 to the current students

Mpho Khalo, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History THE build-up to the Soweto Uprisings The first question that should be...
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Commandant Hendrik Frederik Prinsloo and His presentation sporting Mauser Rifle

Richard Henry, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Family life Hendrik Frederik Prinsloo was born on 10 May 1861.  He...
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South Africa’s Second World War Victoria Cross Heroes

Anna La Grange, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History The Victoria Cross, which is the highest British military order for...
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Commemorating the 45th Legacy of the Soweto Youth Uprising: 16 June 1976

Tinyeko Captain Ndhlovu, Curator: Insignia, Memorial Plaques, Postal History, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Prior to 1976[1]  most black...
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The Mauser C96(“Construktion” 96) pistol Revolutionary for its time

Jan van den Bos: Curator, Military Collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Mauser C96 pistol, also known as...
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A brief History of Black Labour control in South Africa: Migrant Labour and Recruitments, 1890s-1970s

Motsane, G. Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Introduction The control of African labour dates back to...
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The 4.7 inch (120mm) “Lady Roberts” naval gun Jan van den Bos, Curator Military Collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History

The “Lady Roberts” naval gun was used in many Anglo-Boer War battles. For example, the 4.7- inch formed part of...
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International Workers’ Day (1 May) and Victory Day (9 May) in Russia

David Rilley-Harris DITSONG: National Museum of Military History April 2021 In 1889, a meeting of the Marxist International Socialist Congress...
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Model Quarter Scale German First World War Aircraft donated to the Ditsong National Museum of Military History

Allan Sinclair, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction Two ¼ scale model aircraft were donated to the DITSONG: National...
Read More
Blog

The T-34 Russian Medium Tank

Michael Tobolo, Junior Curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction The T-34 Russian tank was probably one of the...
Read More
Blog

The impact of Military Communication during the second World War (1939 – 1945) Military Equipment of the Soviet Union : The A-7 VHF Transceiver

Abraham Mohale, Junior Curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History  What is a military communication? Military communication is the transmission...
Read More
Blog

Sešego sa Mabele, the Food Bank

Motsane Getrude Seabela Curator Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Pictured above is a grain storage basket, Sešego in...
Read More
Blog

The USSR in the Great Patriotic War: A New Set of Displays

David Rilley-Harris, Curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History As Britain once called The Napoleonic Wars “The Great War” and...
Read More
Blog

Military equipment named after animals The Atlas (AERMACCHI) Impala Aircraft

Allan Sinclair, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Throughout the history of the South African Air Force many of its...
Read More
Blog

The first Ape-Man of Kromdraai Cave (TM 1517)

Lazarus Kgasi, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History In 1938, Gert Terblanche, a 15-year-old schoolboy, discovered the first fossil of...
Read More
Blog

An introduction to some of the Anti-Tank Weapons in the collection of The Ditsong : National Museum of Military History

A new weapon is unleashed On 15 September 1916 the first tanks made their appearance at Flers-Courcellette in the Somme...
Read More
Blog

German Anti-Tank Weapons The Development and Science of Hand Held Weapons Panzerfaust 30M

by Richard Henry, Curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction   When the First World War (1914-1918) ended, the...
Read More
Blog

Getting to know The Owls of South Africa

S. M. Malematja, Curator Ornithology: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History Owls are often misunderstood and labelled as mysterious creatures...
Read More
Blog

The Surrender Of the Tobruk Garisson June 1942

Allan Sinclair, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction June is an important month in South Africa’s history owing to...
Read More
Blog

Youth Protest

David Rilley-Harris, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Youth protest has been a core instrument of political and social change...
Read More
Blog

The impact of June 16 to the current students

Mpho Khalo, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History THE build-up to the Soweto Uprisings The first question that should be...
Read More
Blog

Commandant Hendrik Frederik Prinsloo and His presentation sporting Mauser Rifle

Richard Henry, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Family life Hendrik Frederik Prinsloo was born on 10 May 1861.  He...
Read More
Blog

South Africa’s Second World War Victoria Cross Heroes

Anna La Grange, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History The Victoria Cross, which is the highest British military order for...
Read More
Blog

Commemorating the 45th Legacy of the Soweto Youth Uprising: 16 June 1976

Tinyeko Captain Ndhlovu, Curator: Insignia, Memorial Plaques, Postal History, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Prior to 1976[1]  most black...
Read More
Blog

The Mauser C96(“Construktion” 96) pistol Revolutionary for its time

Jan van den Bos: Curator, Military Collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Mauser C96 pistol, also known as...
Read More
Blog

A brief History of Black Labour control in South Africa: Migrant Labour and Recruitments, 1890s-1970s

Motsane, G. Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Introduction The control of African labour dates back to...
Read More
Blog

The 4.7 inch (120mm) “Lady Roberts” naval gun Jan van den Bos, Curator Military Collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History

The “Lady Roberts” naval gun was used in many Anglo-Boer War battles. For example, the 4.7- inch formed part of...
Read More
Blog

International Workers’ Day (1 May) and Victory Day (9 May) in Russia

David Rilley-Harris DITSONG: National Museum of Military History April 2021 In 1889, a meeting of the Marxist International Socialist Congress...
Read More
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