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Modern African Wars (2) (2): Angola and Mozambique 1961-74 (Men-At-Arms Series, 202) 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 , Guin 1998 And Mozambique 1977 This Book Details Each Of These Liberation Movements, Focusing On The Equipment, Uniforms And Organization Of The Portuguese Forces.

10 thoughts on “Modern African Wars (2) (2): Angola and Mozambique 1961-74 (Men-At-Arms Series, 202)

  1. says:

    In the second volume of Modern African Wars, Peter Abbott teamed up with Manuel Rodrigues and delivered the most balanced of the original three MAAs of the series The Portuguese rule was less oriented towards ethnic differences than the British one, and the text gives a good explanation to the Anglo Saxon reader that may blow the minds of most readers unacquainted with the Portuguese tolerant way of life Both sides are covered in an even handed approach, with a good amount of information about the Liberation Forces.The Portuguese did manage to adapt itself well to continuing warfare in three fronts, and only in Guinea did they suffer serious setbacks because of the geography with broken terrain surrounded by nations sympathetic to their nationalist cause The liberation movements were lavishly supported by the Communist bloc to the point that Portugal decided to attack Guin Conakry, who served as directorate to the PAIGC, with training camps and even providing artillery barrages to cover PAIGC incursions Portugal conducted a major amphibious operation against Guin e Conakry named Operation Green Sea to avoid another such amphibious incursion, the Soviets moved a powerful naval force to pa...

  2. says:

    This Osprey volume looks at Portugal s colonial wars in Angola and Mozambique Unlike France and Britain, Portugal managed to hold on to its African colonies through the 1970s Part of this had to do with the single minded nationalism of the Portuguese political leadership, as well as the unusual relationship that the home country had with the African people it ruled Unlike the experience other countries had, Portugal provided for equal legal status of blacks and whites and Europeans and Africans served together in many of the Army units.Portugal, which was not a large or rich country, does enjoy a rich military history and it took advantage of it As a NATO member Portugal had access to modern arms and it configured its small but professional forces to fight the Marxist guerrillas attempting to take over the various colonies and turn them into worker s paradises which of course is not how things worke...

  3. says:

    disappointing Focused very heavily on the Portuguese colonial forces and not a lot about Frelimo, Mpla, Unita etc I dont recall a single mention of Renamo or Fapla There was practically nothing about Cuban involvement in the angolan conflict or foreign interference at all