The Veil will be lifted at Aim Show on Sunday 5 April 2009.
The veil will be lifted on the controversial Cuito Cuannavale matter by Gen Jannie Geldenhuys, former defence force chief, when he delivers a lecture on the Bush War which ended two decades ago at the Aim Show at the SA War Museum in Johannesburg on Sunday (5 April). The lecture will be supported by officers who participated in the Battle of Cassinga.
After the lecture at 11:30 Gen Geldenhuys will autograph some of his books on the subject for members of the public, while Col Jan Breytenbach's book on Cassinga will also be on sale.
The Cuito Cuannavale battle was in the news recently when it was alleged that the Cubans were the victors. The international situation will be illustrated in the lecture, as well as how peace was declared.
The Aim Show, supported by many exhibitors in the weapons and hunting industry, is staged at the SA National Museum for Military History (the War Museum) next to the Johannesburg Zoo from 3 to 5 April. A route map is available on www.aimshow.co.za
Convenient and free parking with entrrance and exit control and car guards are available inside the Museum grounds.
The show conincides with the twentieth commemmoration of of the end of the Border War and the Museum will switch Russian T34 tanks on for the public and even offer rides on an old armoured car and a Samil 20.
Apart from entry to the complete Museum exhibition of 47 000 items, knife manufaturers, builders of fit to order guns, and weapons traders will be exhibiting their wares. Weapons, ammunition, optics, hunting clothes, and four by four vehicles will be offered for sale. Some of the items will be sold at special show prices. It is a golden opportunity for hunters because it is the largest congregation of traders in the country. Awesome Tools will service Leathermans for free and hunting books will be on sale. Classic Aims is presenting a collector's weapon and militaria auction on Saturday (4 April).
Scrumptious refreshments will be provided and rugby fans will be able to follow the fortunes of their favourite teams on a TV screen in the beer tent.
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