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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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Solifuges : The Ultimate Superhero
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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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Mbilamutondo, the VhaVenda Xylophone

                 Motsane Getrude Seabela               Curator Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History...
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Zoonotic diseases and the value of natural history voucher specimens and collaborative research

Teresa Kearney, Curator Small Mammals, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History (DNMNH) During this COVID-19 pandemic, which is having considerable...
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HAASGAT: THE CLIFFHANGER

BY LAZARUS  KGASI, PALAEONTOLOGY UNIT: DITSONG: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY The Haasgat cave system is a fossil-bearing palaeocave that...
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The Resistance Against December 16: A Historical Reflection

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CULTURAL BIOGRAPHY OF A COMMODITY

Julia Roelofse, site curator, DITSONG: Pioneer Museum and Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum A BOTTLE OF LOURENSFORD CHARDONNAY A 750 ml...
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AVATAR – A 2009 SCIENCE FICTION HOLLYWOOD MOVIE THAT HAS HAD MUCH CONTROVERSY OVER THE LAST DECADE.

By Frank Teichert, curator, archaeology and human remains, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Avatar was a large budget Hollywood...
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THE BATTLE OF BLOOD/NCOME RIVER (16 DECEMBER 1838) COMMEMORATION AS A DAY OF RECONCILIATION

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History December 2020 The Battle of Blood/Ncome River (16 December 1838) is included...
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EL WAK – 16 DECEMBER 1940

SOUTH AFRICA’S FIRST BATTLE OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR Including a brief discussion on some of the exhibits in the...
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Prime Minister Louis Botha, the conciliator
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Prime Minister Louis Botha, the conciliator

A Carelsen, curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Museum collection The DITSONG: National Cultural History Museum houses a fairly...
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18 DECEMBER 1982
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18 DECEMBER 1982

18 DECEMBER 1982 The attack on South Africa’s Nuclear Power Station at Koeberg By Richard Henry 18 November 2020 Words: ...
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The Walther P38 pistol
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The Walther P38 pistol

A genuine shooter Jan van den Bos, curator, military collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Play station and...
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16-inch Armour Piercing Shot
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16-inch Armour Piercing Shot

16-inch Armour Piercing Shot On Display at DITSONG: National Museum of Military History From HMS Nelson     Date 1941 By...
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THE AREA BOMBING OF GERMANY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
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THE AREA BOMBING OF GERMANY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE BOMB DAMAGE BY WAR ARTIST GEOFFREY LONG Allan Sinclair DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction Area...
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EVOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS: ACCEPTED, TOLERATED OR REJECTED?
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EVOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS: ACCEPTED, TOLERATED OR REJECTED?

Dr Mirriam Tawane, Curator Palaeontology, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History Evolution became part of the national school curricula in...
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DOLOMITE: THE ROCK THAT SHAPES THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND

Lazarus Kgasi: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History. A strip of dolomitic limestone caves containing the fossilized remains of ancient...
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COBRA CAVE, THE MEANING
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COBRA CAVE, THE MEANING

Lazarus Kgasi: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History South Africa is famous for its richness in hominid discoveries and we...
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