- De Vries, Roland, 1944-
- First edition. - Tyger Valley : Naledi, 
- Book — 911 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Eye of the firestorm could be used to enhance the teaching within the military, security and leadership development. In a sense, this is an easy to read text book with many real life examples of young leaders and commanders within the domains of the defence and security. It is a soldier's life story about how he lived through the South African Border War and the transformation which followed when South Africa became a fully democratic State on 27 April - it is also about gaining perspective in life. This book puts in perspective the African way of warfare and expounds about operational concept tactics, terrain, command and leadership displayed from opposing sides. Eye of the Firestorm tells about a free spirited man who breaches the conventional and challenges the traditional.Roland de Vries believes with a passion that strengh lies in the many rhythms of manoeuvre and by being surprisingly different.This book weaves a fabric of richness to life in the military as well as the South African Border War. It covers a military career spanning over 37 years. Expect the unexprected from a man who believes that those who are entrusted to him counts and need to be given the best fighting chance in life. That there is hope for the future, that there is always a way and that we can fight our way through any fire storm!.
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