Lost Soldiers from Lost War : a comparative study of the collective experience of soldiers of the Vietnam War and the Angolan/Namibian border war

dc.contributor.advisorMarx, Lesleyen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRudham, Gretchen Bourlanden_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-02T13:15:57Z
dc.date.available2014-10-02T13:15:57Z
dc.date.issued2003en_ZA
dc.descriptionSummary in English.|Incudes bibliographical references.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractI explore the Vietnam War and the Border War of South Africa through the analysis of the oral histories of the soldiers who fought in these wars. Considering the scarcity of oral histories about the Border War, I conducted several personal interviews with Border War soldiers to add to the oral histories representing that conflict. In this dissertation, I frame the accounts of South African conscripts and Vietnam soldiers within the appropriate historical, social and ideological contexts of both wars. This comparison further focuses on the soldiers' perspective with relation to the physical and psychological conditions endemic to fighting guerilla wars, issues of race, class, ethnicity or regional affiliation in combat, as well as the return home from lost wars of intervention. My evaluation discovers significant common ground between the physical demands of warfare, the social and political environment, and most importantly, similar expressions of mental and emotional strain both during guerilla warfare and upon returning home. In conclusion, this is an endeavor to contribute to the breaking of the silence that has pervaded and enclosed the Border War by using, as a comparative point of departure, the vast experiences of Vietnam veterans who were more readily allowed the space to voice their accounts.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationRudham, G. B. (2003). <i>Lost Soldiers from Lost War : a comparative study of the collective experience of soldiers of the Vietnam War and the Angolan/Namibian border war</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7962en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationRudham, Gretchen Bourland. <i>"Lost Soldiers from Lost War : a comparative study of the collective experience of soldiers of the Vietnam War and the Angolan/Namibian border war."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 2003. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7962en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationRudham, G. 2003. Lost Soldiers from Lost War : a comparative study of the collective experience of soldiers of the Vietnam War and the Angolan/Namibian border war. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Rudham, Gretchen Bourland AB - I explore the Vietnam War and the Border War of South Africa through the analysis of the oral histories of the soldiers who fought in these wars. Considering the scarcity of oral histories about the Border War, I conducted several personal interviews with Border War soldiers to add to the oral histories representing that conflict. In this dissertation, I frame the accounts of South African conscripts and Vietnam soldiers within the appropriate historical, social and ideological contexts of both wars. This comparison further focuses on the soldiers' perspective with relation to the physical and psychological conditions endemic to fighting guerilla wars, issues of race, class, ethnicity or regional affiliation in combat, as well as the return home from lost wars of intervention. My evaluation discovers significant common ground between the physical demands of warfare, the social and political environment, and most importantly, similar expressions of mental and emotional strain both during guerilla warfare and upon returning home. In conclusion, this is an endeavor to contribute to the breaking of the silence that has pervaded and enclosed the Border War by using, as a comparative point of departure, the vast experiences of Vietnam veterans who were more readily allowed the space to voice their accounts. DA - 2003 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2003 T1 - Lost Soldiers from Lost War : a comparative study of the collective experience of soldiers of the Vietnam War and the Angolan/Namibian border war TI - Lost Soldiers from Lost War : a comparative study of the collective experience of soldiers of the Vietnam War and the Angolan/Namibian border war UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7962 ER - en_ZA
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dc.identifier.vancouvercitationRudham GB. Lost Soldiers from Lost War : a comparative study of the collective experience of soldiers of the Vietnam War and the Angolan/Namibian border war. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 2003 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7962en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of English Language and Literatureen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherAmerican Studiesen_ZA
dc.titleLost Soldiers from Lost War : a comparative study of the collective experience of soldiers of the Vietnam War and the Angolan/Namibian border waren_ZA
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