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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 NAZI YELLOW JEWISH STAR
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THE NAZI YELLOW JEWISH STAR

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History Introduction The Nazi yellow cloth star is possibly one of the most...
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THE MAPIKO MASKS – Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History
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THE MAPIKO MASKS – Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History

THE MAPIKO MASKS - Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Mapiko masks are associated...
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DIGITISATION – IS DITSONG MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA READY FOR THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?
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DIGITISATION – IS DITSONG MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA READY FOR THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?

DIGITISATION – IS DITSONG MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA READY FOR THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION? By Sandi Mackenzie – March 2020...
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VIBRANT COLOURS AND ABSTRACT PATTERNS FROM AFRICA
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VIBRANT COLOURS AND ABSTRACT PATTERNS FROM AFRICA

VIBRANT COLOURS AND ABSTRACT PATTERNS FROM AFRICA An unusual tea set designed in 1997 by Peter Mtombeni Compiled by: Corine...
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SOUTH AFRICAN SWORDS
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SOUTH AFRICAN SWORDS

SOUTH AFRICAN SWORDS By David Rilley-Harris, DITSONG National Museum of Military History Curator - March 2020 Swords first came into use in...
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THE SA DAGGER
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THE SA DAGGER

The SA Dagger By David Rilley-Harris, DITSON National Museum of Military History Curator - March 2020 The SA dagger was the service...
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THE GLADIUS
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THE GLADIUS

THE GLADIUS By David Rilley-Harris, DITSONG Nationa Museum of Military History Curator - February 2020 The gladius is a short sword...
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CHINESE PAIRED SWORDS
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CHINESE PAIRED SWORDS

Chinese Paired Swords By David Rilley-Harris - January 2020 DNMMH In the Curator’s Choice display of edged weaponry at the...
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MODEL OF “U-96” DONATED TO THE DITSONG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY
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MODEL OF “U-96” DONATED TO THE DITSONG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY

MODEL OF “U-96” DONATED TO THE DITSONG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY By Allan Sinclair, Ditsong National Museum of Military History - 22...
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Japanese Tachi
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Japanese Tachi

Japanese Tachi David Rilley-Harris DNMMH November 2019 The third oldest edged weapon in the Ditsong National Museum of Military History...
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THE BERSAGLIERI AND THEIR USE OF BIANCHI FOLDING MILITARY BICYCLES
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THE BERSAGLIERI AND THEIR USE OF BIANCHI FOLDING MILITARY BICYCLES

THE BERSAGLIERI AND THEIR USE OF BIANCHI FOLDING MILITARY BICYCLES With reference to the Museum exhibit Modello 25/34 By Richard...
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ZAR Ordnance Quick Firing 37mm Vickers Maxim Ammunition
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ZAR Ordnance Quick Firing 37mm Vickers Maxim Ammunition

ZAR Ordnance Quick Firing 37mm Vickers Maxim Ammunition Richard Henry, Curator of Small Arms, Ammunition, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Accoutrements, DITSONG:...
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MAJ MANDISA MFEKA VISITS THE MILITARY HISTORY MUSEUM
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MAJ MANDISA MFEKA VISITS THE MILITARY HISTORY MUSEUM

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