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Papers relating to Press's work on communications, surveillance and explosives technology for the African National Congress, including information on devices he developed., 1980-1996

MS. 5708/2

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  1. Two copies of Umkhonto We Sizwe. An Elementary Handbook on Explosives disguised as a Penguin book Smart-Aleck Kill by Raymond Chandler, c.1980s.
  2. Press's instructions for microphotography, n.d. [1980s]
  3. Letters, notes and papers relating to communications and surveillance equipment, 1990-1996
  4. Leaflets and catalogues from various technology companies with briefings on personal security, safety and surveillance, 1980s-1990s, and How to Master Secret Work issued by the South African Communist Party, c.1990.
  5. Invoices and bank statements apparently relating to Operation Vula, 1992-1995, with typescript 'Talking to Vula. The Story of the Secret Underground Communications Network of Operation Vula' by Tim Jenkin, published in Mayibuye, 1995.
  6. Typescript 'Some Notes on the History of Technical Assistance to the struggle for freedom in South Africa' by R.E. Press, Nov 1994.


  • 1980-1996


1 box


MS. 5708/2

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom