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Africa@War 48: The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale - Cold war Angolan Finale 1987-88

Africa@War 48: The Battle of Cuito C
AUTHOR Leopold Scholtz
LANGUAGE English
BINDING Paperback
NO OF PAGES 72
ILLUSTRATIONS Colour and black & white photographs and maps.
£16.95

In the broad history of the Cold War, the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale was the climax of a far-off, but nonetheless important African war. It was waged between the apartheid South African Defence Force (SADF) and the armed forces of the communist MPLA government in Angola and the People's Republic of Cuba. Led by Soviet generals, the MPLA embarked on a grand offensive in order to knock out the pro-Western rebel movement UNITA in southeastern Angola. As UNITA's survival was crucial to South Africa's military strategy in fighting its own counter-insurgency war against the South West African rebel movement SWAPO, the SADF stepped in with a single mechanised brigade and broke the back of the overwhelming MPLA offensive. The MPLA forces were subsequently driven back over a hundred kilometres, before the SADF advance was finally stopped just short of the town of Cuito Cuanavale.

AUTHOR Leopold Scholtz
LANGUAGE English
BINDING Paperback
NO OF PAGES 72
ILLUSTRATIONS Colour and black & white photographs and maps.
PRODUCT CODE 36073MIL
AVAILABILITY In Stock
PRICE
£16.95