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Battle on the Lomba 1987 : the day a South African armoured battalion shattered Angola's last mechanised offensive : a crew commander's account

Author: David Mannall
Publisher: Solihull, West Midlands : Helion & Company, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Let us go into action with Charlie Squadron living on the edge; Ratel 90s against Russian T55 tanks; few against many! A captivating read with beautiful twists and turns, without once losing the thread. A story most profound of life in the military as told by a young South African national serviceman who served during the South African Border War. David Mannal gives a vivid account of one of the fiercest mechanised  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mannall, David.
Battle on the Lomba 1987
(OCoLC)883426673
Named Person: David Mannall
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Mannall
ISBN: 9781910777442 1910777447
OCLC Number: 911032865
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents: Front matter: List of photographs, plates, maps, author's note; introduction--the beginning --
Basic training --
Phase 2, Junior leaders' officer training --
Junior leaders' LNCO training --
61 Mechanised Battalion Group, Omuthiya --
The Omuthiya special --
Infantry kill --
Communication operations --
Don't fly Virgin --
Bittersweet --
Operation Moduler (Modular) --
Midnight in Mavinga --
Battle Group Alpha and the 21st Brigade --
Skeletons in the closet --
BG Alpha and the 47th Brigade --
Bootlaces --
The Battle on the Lomba --
Mission accomplished --
Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bomb --
The rumble in the jungle and the 16th Brigade --
The day of the elephant --
Appendices: Charlie Squadron 1987--61 Mechanised Battalion Group; History of 61 Mechanised Battalion.
Responsibility: David Mannall, MMM.

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As Cuban and Angola fighter pilots honed their skills over the skies of Northern Angola, David Mannall, a normal 17-year old kid completing High School, was preparing for two years of compulsory  Read more...

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