FREE delivery to all EXCLUSIVE BOOKS stores nationwide. FREE delivery to your door on all orders over R450. Excludes all international deliveries.

Cuito Cuanavale

Fred Bridgland

    Product form
      FORMAT: Paperback / softback

      R 330.00 Price and availability exclusive to website

      YOU COULD EARN 330 FUTURE DISCOUNT POINTS.
      ESTIMATED DELIVERY: Approx 4 Business Days
      "As we advanced the tanks began firing ahead speculatively. It was an amazing sight. After an Olifant [tank] unleashed a 105 mm shell you saw a path opening up through the forest just like the Red Sea divided for Moses." It is September 1987. The Angolan Army - with the support of Cuban troops and Soviet advisors - has built up a massive force on the Lomba River near Cuito Cuanavale in southern Angola. Their goal? To capture Jamba, the headquarters of the rebel group Unita, supported by the South African Defence Force (SADF) in the so-called Border War. In the battles that followed, and shortly thereafter centred around the small town of Cuito Cuanavale, 3 000 SADF soldiers and 8 000 Unita fighters were up against a much bigger Angolan and Cuban force of over 50 000 men. Thousands of soldiers died in the vicious fighting that is described in vivid detail in this book. Bridgland pieced together this account through scores of interviews with SADF men who were on the front line. This dramatic retelling takes the reader to the heart of the action. The final battles of the war in 1987 and 1988 had an impact far beyond the borders of Namibia and Angola. They not only spelled the end of the last great neo-colonial attempts at African conquest by Cuba and the former Soviet Union, but also made possible the dismantling of apartheid in South Africa.
      CONTRIBUTORS: Fred Bridgland EAN: 9781868428328 COUNTRY: South Africa PAGES: WEIGHT: 500 g HEIGHT: 230 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: Jonathan Ball Publishers SA DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: HISTORY / Africa / South / General, HISTORY / Military / General, HISTORY / Military / Strategy WIDTH: 152 cm SPINE:

      Book Themes:

      Angola, c 1980 to c 1989, Military and defence strategy, Battles and campaigns, African history, Modern warfare, Specific wars and campaigns, Military history: post-WW2 conflicts

      Customer Reviews

      Be the first to write a review
      0%
      (0)
      0%
      (0)
      0%
      (0)
      0%
      (0)
      0%
      (0)

      Book Partnerships

      For the Fans

      "As we advanced the tanks began firing ahead speculatively. It was an amazing sight. After an Olifant [tank] unleashed a 105 mm shell you saw a path opening up through the forest just like the Red Sea divided for Moses." It is September 1987. The Angolan Army - with the support of Cuban troops and Soviet advisors - has built up a massive force on the Lomba River near Cuito Cuanavale in southern Angola. Their goal? To capture Jamba, the headquarters of the rebel group Unita, supported by the South African Defence Force (SADF) in the so-called Border War. In the battles that followed, and shortly thereafter centred around the small town of Cuito Cuanavale, 3 000 SADF soldiers and 8 000 Unita fighters were up against a much bigger Angolan and Cuban force of over 50 000 men. Thousands of soldiers died in the vicious fighting that is described in vivid detail in this book. Bridgland pieced together this account through scores of interviews with SADF men who were on the front line. This dramatic retelling takes the reader to the heart of the action. The final battles of the war in 1987 and 1988 had an impact far beyond the borders of Namibia and Angola. They not only spelled the end of the last great neo-colonial attempts at African conquest by Cuba and the former Soviet Union, but also made possible the dismantling of apartheid in South Africa.
      CONTRIBUTORS: Fred Bridgland EAN: 9781868428328 COUNTRY: South Africa PAGES: WEIGHT: 500 g HEIGHT: 230 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: Jonathan Ball Publishers SA DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: HISTORY / Africa / South / General, HISTORY / Military / General, HISTORY / Military / Strategy WIDTH: 152 cm SPINE:

      Book Themes:

      Angola, c 1980 to c 1989, Military and defence strategy, Battles and campaigns, African history, Modern warfare, Specific wars and campaigns, Military history: post-WW2 conflicts

      Customer Reviews

      Be the first to write a review
      0%
      (0)
      0%
      (0)
      0%
      (0)
      0%
      (0)
      0%
      (0)

      Book Partnerships

      For the Fans

      Recently viewed products

      Customer Reviews

      Be the first to write a review
      0%
      (0)
      0%
      (0)
      0%
      (0)
      0%
      (0)
      0%
      (0)

      Login

      Forgot your password?

      Don't have an account yet?
      Create account