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The last hot battle of the Cold War : decision at Cuito Cuanavale and the battle for Angola, 1987-1988

Author: Peter Polack
Publisher: Havertown, Pennsylvania : Casemate, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the Soviet Union teetered on the edge of collapse during the late 1980s, and America prepared to claim its victory, a bloody war still raged in Southern Africa, where proxy forces from both sides vied for control of Angola. The result was the largest battle on the dark continent since Al Alamein, with forces from both sides paying in blood what U.S.-Soviet diplomats were otherwise spending in diplomacy. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Polack, Peter.
Last hot battle of the Cold War
(OCoLC)843811457
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Polack
ISBN: 9781612001968 1612001963
OCLC Number: 865107673
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Dedication; Introduction; 1. Cuito Cuanavale-An Overview; 2. The Cuban Forces; 3. The South African Forces; 4. The FAPLA Soviet Advisors; 5. The Angolan FAPLA; 6. The Angolan UNITA; 7. General Ben Ben; 8. The Beginning of the End; 9. Commandant Robbie Hartslief; 10. The Retreat; 11. The Siege of Cuito Cuanavale; 12. The Air War; 13. Casualties of the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale; 14. Prisoners of War; 15. Ceasefire; Glosssary; Appendix A: The Cuban Forces; Appendix B: The South African Forces; Appendix C: U.S.S.R. Forces. Appendix D: FAPLA ForcesAppendix E: UNITA Forces; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: by Peter Polack.

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