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READ É The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale: Cold War Angolan Finale, 1987–1988 ([email protected] Book 26) ↠ ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale: Cold War Angolan Finale, 1987–1988 ([email protected] Book 26) By Leopold Scholz ✸ – In the brIn the broad history of the Cold of Cuito PDFEPUB #196 War the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale The Battle PDF or was the climax of a far off but nonetheless important African war It was Battle of Cuito ePUB #9734 waged between the apartheid South African Defence Force SADF and the armed forces of Battle of Cuito Cuanavale Cold eBook #10003 the communist MPLA government in Angola and the Peoples 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 UNITAs survival was crucial to South Africas military strategy in fighting its own counterinsurgenc. A translation from Afrikaans to English bring some unintended focus on spelling and format However on the whole a thorough briefing with some excellent maps And a above all the photos emphasize the true difficulty the SADF had in undertaking the missions given to them

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Y war against the South West African rebel movement SWAPO the SADF stepped in with a single mechanized brigade and broke the back of the overwhelming MPLA offensive The MPLA forces were subseuently driven back over a hundred kilometers before the SADF advance was finally stopped just short of the town of Cuito Cuanavale Since then a hot war of words have been waged about who actually won In this book a South African military historian and retired journalist examines the campaign the adversaries and their achievements on the basis of his research in SADF archives His scrupulous attempt at objectivity results in interesting conclusions While the MPL. A good overall summary from the South African side of the fighting between the various parties in Angola in 1987 and 1988 The text is accompanied by good maps and lots of combat photos The author who fought there has strong opinions of how the South African Defence Force SADF should have operated and does not always agree with the generals on the spot Fought over difficult terrain far from major cities the campaign opened up with MPLA Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola offensives on the UNITA National Union for the Total Independence of Angola faction but into this came SADF units and Cuban army formations sent by Fidel Castro The clash of conventional and unconvential war fighting styles and the SADF desire to keep casualties low made for some dramatic assymetries and some of the largest armoured combats seen in sub Safaran Africa


The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale Cold War Angolan Finale 1987–1988 [email protected] Book 26A lost hands down he posits a draw between the Cubans and the SADF Although having been a South African reservist officer himself he has critical words for the SADF leadership Many misunderstandings some of which were purposefully created by Cuban dictator Fidel Castro are put to rest While not sharing Castros political beliefs he acknowledges Castros military acumen and political Battle of Cuito Cuanavale Cold eBook #10003 savvy in extricating his country from an unwinnable war while smelling of roses The analysis contains many lessons about mechanized warfare in the African context from which both laymen and military professionals alike may lear. All good thanks