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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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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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The Shona Mbira
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The Shona Mbira

By Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Mbira, attached to a gourd resonator (Photograph by...
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TRADITIONAL IRON SMELTING BELLOWS
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TRADITIONAL IRON SMELTING BELLOWS

Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Skin-bag bellows, used for blowing air into a fire....
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Kruger House: the legends live on
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Kruger House: the legends live on

Mauritz Naudé, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History (15/08/2020) Even though museums are normally associated with the collection of movable...
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A Missing Heritage Site

Sandra Naudé, Editor: DITSONG: Museums of South Africa The so-called “Convent Redoubt” stood at the corner of Visagie and Koch...
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