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dc.contributor.authorFokkens, A. M.
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-19T10:18:33Z
dc.date.available2016-07-19T10:18:33Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationFokkens, A. M. (2012). Afrikaner unrest within South Africa during the Second World War and the measures taken to suppress it. Journal for Contemporary History: Military History 1912-2012, 37(2), 123-142.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3357
dc.description.abstractSouth Africa’s involvement in the Second World War was strongly opposed by elements within the white South African community, especially the Afrikaners. The majority of Afrikaners were historically anti-British, although some supported Britain, and the issue of participation divided them accordingly. Activist elements, such as the Ossewa-Brandwag, became platforms for discontent and various militant groupings violently opposed South Africa’s participation in the war. Gen. JC Smuts, infamous amongst Afrikaners for his brutal suppression of the Afrikaner Rebellion in 1914-1915, as well as striking miners in 1913-1914 and 1922, utilised the Union Defence Force (UDF) and South African Police (SAP) to facilitate internment, to spy and to guard strategic objectives in an effort to prevent sabotage and serious damage to the war effort.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectInternal unresten_ZA
dc.subjectOxwagon sentinalen_ZA
dc.subjectUnion Defence Forceen_ZA
dc.subjectMilitary forceen_ZA
dc.subjectMilitary intelligenceen_ZA
dc.subjectMilitant activistsen_ZA
dc.titleAfrikaner unrest within South Africa during the Second World War and the measures taken to supress iten_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA


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