Modern African Wars
Angola and Mozambique, 1961-74
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Modern African Wars by Peter Abbott
Book DescriptionPortugal was both the first and the last of the great European colonial powers. For 500 years Portugal had colonies in Africa. In 1960, as liberation movements swept across colonial Africa, the Portuguese flag still flew over vast expanses of territory across the continent. The spread of decolonization and the establishment of independent states whose governments were sympathetic to the cause of African nationalism led, in the early 1960s, to a series of wars in Angola (1961 1975), Guine (1998) and Mozambique (1977). This book details each of these liberation movements, focusing on the equipment, uniforms and organization of the Portuguese forces."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780850458435
(250mm x 185mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 28-Jul-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Abbott
Modern African Wars, Paperback (February 2014)
In the 1970s, during the ruinous 30-year dictatorship of General Mobutu, periodic rebellions required the hasty insertion once again of Belgian and French paratroops to save European lives. This title tells the harrowing story of the wars that ravaged the Congo for four decades.
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This book traces the developments in the structure, armament, and uniforms of the armies maintained by the imperial powers in Asia throughout the colonial period, with illustrative order of battle material wherever possible.
Ukrainian Armies in the World Wars, Paperback (September 2004)
A study of Ukrainian troops, this text examines the organization, uniform and insignia of each Ukrainian force, demonstrating how and why they played such important roles during the World Wars.
Armies in East Africa 1914-1918, Paperback (October 2002)» View all books by Peter Abbott
During World War I a self-contained war was fought in the European colonies of East Africa, between the British, Belgians and Portuguese, against the garrison from German East Africa. In this title the weapons, tactics and logistics of this campaign are examined, along with the uniforms.
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Author Biography - Peter Abbott
Peter Abbott is a retired university lecturer. He has written or co-authored a number of Men-at-Arms titles for Osprey. He is particularly interested in 19th and 20th century armies that are less well known to the English speaking reader, and he has been collecting material on the various Ukrainian forces for many years. A respected historian specializing in 20th century Africa, Manuel Rodrigues also contributed to this book.
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