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Modern African Wars (2)

Angola and Mozambique 1961-74

Modern African Wars (2) by Peter Abbott
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Portugal 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), Guiné (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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Osprey Publishing; July 2011
48 pages; ISBN 9781849089616
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Title: Modern African Wars (2)
Author: Peter Abbott; Ronald Volstad
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