London Recruits - The Secret War Against Apartheid, edited by Ken Keable

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London Recruits - The Secret War Against Apartheid, edited by Ken Keable

With an introduction by Ronnie Kasrils and a foreword by Z. Pallo Jordan

Published by Merlin Press in 2012, 348 pages. Paperback (N6890)

Brand New Book

The history of the Anti-Apartheid movement brings up images of boycotts and public campaigns in the UK. But another story went on behind the scenes, in secret, one that has been never told before...

This book tells the story of the foreign recruits and their activities in South Africa, how they acted in defiance of the Apartheid government and its police on the instructions of the African National Congress. It tells of ANC Banners that unfurled, ANC speeches that sounded through public places, buckets that exploded and showered ANC leaflets, transportation of weapons communications and logistics, helping ANC fighters to enter South Africa, and more.

Many recruits were Young Communists, others were Trotskyists or independent socialists; from the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the USA, and they all took amazing risks. Some paid a heavy price for their support. This is their untold story....