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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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Different types of Trade Unions in South Africa

Tinyeko Captain Ndhlovu, Curator, DNMMH APRIL 31, 2021 Introduction Trade unions in South Africa (SA) have been in existence for...
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Adolf Galland flies a prototype Messerschmitt Me 262

MAY 1943 Allan Sinclair DITSONG: National Museum of Military History April 2021   Introduction May 2021 marks the 78th anniversary...
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Solifuges : The Ultimate Superhero

By Tharina Bird, Curator General Entomology DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History I asked a friend what she knows about...
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The People, History, Development and Use of the Famous Rolls-Royce Meteor Engine

BY RICHARD HENRY DITSONG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY DATE: 23 March 2019 WORDS:  4101 words   People make a...
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A FIGHT FOR EQUAL RIGHTS ENDING IN BLOODSHED: REMEMBERING SHARPEVILLE MASSACRE AND ITS AFTERMATHS

Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History  In 1910 South Africa adopted its first constitution that...
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AMERICAN TANK DETROYERS

Leading to the M10 TANK DESTROYER Development and use in United States and British Commonwealth Service By Richard Henry Date:...
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A TRIBUTE TO DR C.K (“BOB”) BRAIN

Lazarus Kgasi, Junior Curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History. Beginnings and early career history Charles Kimberly (“Bob”) Brain (see...
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AROUND THE CAMPFIRE WITH ARCHAEOLOGY

By Frank Teichert, Curator Archaeology and Human Remains, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History   When sitting around the campfire...
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COMPARRISON BETWEEN THE FAL AND THE AK 47

HOW DOES THE THE AUTOMAT KALASHNIKOVA (AK-47) ASSAULT RIFLE COMPARE WITH THE FN FAL / R1 BATTLE RIFLE USED BY...
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NEWSPAPER HEADLINE BILLBOARDS OF THE RAND DAILY MAIL

Telling the story of events surrounding South Africa’s Entry into the Second World War 1939 – 1945 Allan Sinclair Ditsong...
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Fossils and the evidence they provide: the tale of SK 54 and SK 349.

By Dr Mirriam Tawane, Curator Palaeontology, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History (DNMNH)   Fossils are regarded as heritage and...
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A TRIBUTE TO DR C.K (“BOB”) BRAIN

Lazarus Kgasi, Junior Curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History. Beginnings and early career history Charles Kimberly (“Bob”) Brain (see...
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THE BADGES OF THE KING CETSHWAYO ARTILLERY REGIMENT (K.C.A.R) FORMERLY THE NATAL FIELD ARTILLERY (N.F.A).

Tinyeko Captain Ndhlovu Ditsong National Museum Military History January 2021 This unit is a reserve artillery regiment of the South...
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M10 Tank Destroyers in South African Service

By Richard Henry Words:  6308 Date: 29/03/2021 A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO 6 SA ARMOURED DIVISION The establishment tables for an...
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The Symbolic Elements of the Regimental Emblem of the Regiment Potchefstroom Universiteit.

Tinyeko Captain Ndhlovu Ditsong National Museum of Military History March 2021 Introduction The Regiment Potchefstroom Universiteit (RPU) is a reserve...
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Manufacturer, Owners and Custodians of The Museum’s Pistola, Automatica Beretta Modello 1934 Serial № 713860

By Richard Henry Date: 11 February 2021 Words:  3 971   Introduction The Ditsong National Museum of Military History in...
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THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR) ON THE EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BANGUI (22-24 MARCH 2013)

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong: National Museum of Military History March 2021 Introduction   Eight years after the Battle of Bangui Wikipedia’s...
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THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR) ON THE EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BANGUI (22-24 MARCH 2013)

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong: National Museum of Military History March 2021   Introduction   Eight years after the Battle of Bangui...
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THE FIRST YEAR AFTERMATH OF THE BATTLE OF BANGUI (22-24 MARCH 2013) IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History January 2021   Introduction   The Battle of Bangui was fought between...
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76.2mm DIVISIONAL FIELD GUN MODEL 1942 (USSR AND THE PEOPLE`S REPUBLIC OF CHINA)

Michael Tobolo Junior Curator DNMMH 2021.               An example of the field gun on...
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