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Read & download Ó The Flechas: Insurgent Hunting in Eastern Angola, 1965–1974 ([email protected]) Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ [BOOKS] ✮ The Flechas: Insurgent Hunting in Eastern Angola, 1965–1974 ([email protected]) By JohnNitial teething difficulties and their unualified successesIn Portugal found itself fighting a war to retain its colonial possessions and preserve the remnants of its empire It was almost completely unprepared to do so and this was particularly evident in its ability to project power and to control the vast colonial spaces in Africa Following the uprisings of March of in the north of Angola Portugal poured troops into the colony as fast as its creaking logistic system would allow however these new arrivals were not competent and did not possess the skills needed to fight a counterinsurgency While counterinsurgency by its nature reuires substantial numbers of light infantry the force must be trained in the craft of fighting a 'small war' to be effective The majority of the arriving troops had no such indoctrination and had been readied at an accelerated pace Even their uniforms were hastily crafted and not ideally suited to fighting in the bush In reoccupying the north and addressing the enemy threat Portugal uickly realized that its most effective forces were those with special ualifications and advanced training Unfortunately there were only very small numbers of such elite forces The maturing experiences of Portuguese and their conseuent adjustments to fight a counterinsurgency led to development of specialized tailored units to close the gaps in skills and knowledge between the insurgents and their forces The most remarkable such force was the flechas indigenous Bushmen who lived in eastern Angola with the capacity to live and fight in its difficult terrain aptly named 'Lands at the End of the Earth' Founded in they were active until the end of the war in and were so successful in their methods that the flecha template was copied in the other theaters of Guiné and Mozambiue and later in the South African Border War The flechas were a force uniue to the conflicts of southern Africa A flecha could smell the enemy and his weapons and read the bush in ways that no others could do He would sleep with one ear to the ground and the other to the atmosphere and would be awakened by an enemy walking a mile away He could conceal himself in a minimum of cover and find food and water in impossible places In short he was vastly superior to the enemy in the environment of eastern Angola and at the height of the campaign therethis small force accounted for per cent of all enemy kills This book is the story of how they came to be formed and organized their initial teething difficulties and their unualified success. Very good account covering a specialist military unit in a fairly off the beaten track colonial war in Angola

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Story of how they came to be formed and organized their initial teething difficulties and their unualified successesIn Portugal found itself fighting a war to retain its colonial possessions and preserve the remnants of its empire It was almost completely unprepared to do so and this was particularly evident in its ability to project power and to control the vast colonial spaces in Africa Following the uprisings of March of in the north of Angola Portugal poured troops into the colony as fast as its creaking logistic system would allow however these new arrivals were not competent and did not possess the skills needed to fight a counterinsurgency While counterinsurgency by its nature reuires substantial numbers of light infantry the force must be trained in the craft of fighting a 'small war' to be effective The majority of the arriving troops had no such indoctrination and had been readied at an accelerated pace Even their uniforms were hastily crafted and not ideally suited to fighting in the bush In reoccupying the north and addressing the enemy threat Portugal uickly realized that its most effective forces were those with special ualifications and advanced training Unfortunately there were only very small numbers of such elite forces The maturing experiences of Portuguese and their conseuent adjustments to fight a counterinsurgency led to development of specialized tailored units to close the gaps in skills and knowledge between the insurgents and their forces The most remarkable such force was the flechas indigenous Bushmen who lived in eastern Angola with the capacity to live and fight in its difficult terrain aptly named 'Lands at the End of the Earth' Founded in they were active until the end of the war in and were so successful in their methods that the flecha template was copied in the other theaters of Guiné and Mozambiue and later in the South African Border War The flechas were a force uniue to the conflicts of southern Africa A flecha could smell the enemy and his weapons and read the bush in ways that no others could do He would sleep with one ear to the ground and the other to the atmosphere and would be awakened by an enemy walking a mile away He could conceal himself in a minimum of cover and find food and water in impossible places In short he was vastly superior to the enemy in the environment of eastern Angola and at the height of the campaign therethis small force accounted for per cent of all enemy kills This book is the story of how they came to be formed and organized their i. An excellent book arrived on time

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