At Thy Call We Did Not Falter is a gripping frontline account of the Angolan War, as seen through the eyes of a 19 year old conscripted soldier. It tells the story of so many young white South Africans who, like him, were sent into battle against overwhelming forces straight after completing school.
Clive Holt was at the battle of Cuito Cuanavale, where the South African Defence Force supported the rebel movement Unita, after a massive build-up of Cuban and Angolan troops. It was the bloodiest and most significant battle fought by South African troops since world War II.
With diary extracts, previously unpublished photographs and a riveting narrative, this book transports the reader into the firing line and the dark realms of war. At Thy Call We Did Not Falter is a classic account of war, as well as a window into the world of post–traumatic stress disorder. It is a chilling account of how a government took schoolboys and turned them into killing machines.