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The last hot battle of the Cold War : South Africa vs. Cuba in the Angolan Civil War

Author: Peter Polack
Publisher: Philadelphia : Casemate, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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 forces from both sides vied  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Polack
ISBN: 9781612001951 1612001955
OCLC Number: 843811457
Description: 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Cuito Cuanavale: an overview --
The Cuban forces --
The South African forces --
The FAPLA Soviet advisors --
The Angolan FAPLA --
The Angolan UNITa --
General Ben Ben --
The beginning of the end --
Commandant Robbie Hartslief --
The retreat --
The siege of Cuito Cuanavale --
The air war --
Casualties of the battle of Cuito Cuanavale --
Prisoners of war --
Ceasefire.
Responsibility: Peter Polack.

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