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The battle of Quifangondo, 10 November 1975

Brigadier Roos had contacted Truter early on the morning of 9 November and asked him to convince Roberto to not proceed with his attack before 06h00. He travelled back to Ambriz by cargo plane on Sunday night, 9 November, and he left for the front immediately after his arrival. Truter remained at Ambriz to man the radio.

Close to the two 140 mm guns which were deployed in the quarry left of the road just behind the crest of the Morro da Cal hill, the FNLA’s artillery was also deployed. It comprised of two 130 mm guns of Chinese origin. They were deployed just south of the crest in plain view of the enemy. Then, there were also Roberto’s six 120 mm mortars that were deployed at the foot of the hill west of the road.

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