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Since 7 January 2011 it has been my pleasure and privilege to compile and send out the War In Angola Newsletter on a weekly basis. Each weekly issue consists of 10 pages of articles (and sometimes a Map or two) relating to the War In Angola, and includes a page dedicated to the coming week's events, the subscription page, and a page listing the last week's posts on the various Forums of this website.

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Each Volume comprises of a collection of 26 weekly issues which have been published within a six month period and each Volume will also be available as a full colour PRINTED EDITION hardcover book containing over 310 pages which also included extras like a full Contents, 26 hand-drawn colour plates of SADF Equipment, a 20-page Glossary of Terms, Abbreviations, and Codes used in the Newsletters contained within that particular Volume, as well as a 20-page detailed Index covering the subjects, events and names discussed in the Newsletters.

 
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Table of Contents

As of 19 October 2012:

Published: Black
Planned: Red

Volume 1, Issue 1

7 January 2011

The fall of the Caetano government Part 1

The Origin of the MPLA Part 1

The versatile AK-47

Operation Moduler: First Contact

This week 23 years ago: 1–7 Jan 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 10 Oct 87

Volume 1, Issue 2

14 January 2011

The fall of the Caetano government Part 2

The Origin of the MPLA Part 2

The G3 battle rifle

Operation Moduler: First Clash – 21 Brigade on the Lomba

This week 23 years ago: 8–14 Jan 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 11-13 Oct 87

Volume 1, Issue 3

21 January 2011

New regime in Angola

The forming of the FNLA

The SVD Dragunov sniper rifle

Operation Moduler: First Clashes – 47 Brigade Part 1

This week 23 years ago: 15–21 Jan 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 14 Oct 87

Volume 1, Issue 4

28 January 2011

Decolonisation

The revolution of 1961 Part 1

The hard-hitting R1

Operation Moduler: First Clashes – 47 Brigade Part 2

Map of the first battles of Operation Moduler

This week 23 years ago: 22–28 Jan 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 15-17 Oct 87

Volume 1, Issue 5

4 February 2011

Political parties in Angola

The revolution of 1961 Part 2

The anachronistic Simonov SKS rifle

Operation Moduler: First Clashes – 47 Brigade Part 3

This week 23 years ago: 29 Jan – 4 Feb 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 18-22 Oct 87

Volume 1, Issue 6

11 February 2011

Reaction of the black liberation movements

Ideological background: White

The trusty R4 battle rifle

Operation Moduler: First Clashes – 47 Brigade Part 4

This week 23 years ago: 5–11 Feb 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 23-24 Oct 87

Volume 1, Issue 7

18 February 2011

Reaction of the FNLA

Ideological background: Black

The durable Mosin-Nagant Rifle

Operation Sceptic: Alouette shot down by RPG-7 Part 1

Operation Moduler: 21 Brigade tries again

This week 23 years ago: 11-18 Feb 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 25-27 Oct 87

Volume 1, Issue 8

25 February 2011

Reaction of the MPLA

Foreign assistance Part 1

The Remington 870 Shotgun

Operation Sceptic: Alouette shot down by RPG-7 Part 2

Operation Moduler: The Destruction of 47 Brigade Part 1

This week 23 years ago: 19–25 Feb 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 28-30 Oct 87

Volume 1, Issue 9

4 March 2011

UNITA – cautious policy of Dr. Jonas Savimbi

Foreign assistance Part 2

The robust PPSh-41 submachine gun

Operation Moduler: The Destruction of 47 Brigade Part 2

This week 23 years ago: 26 Feb – 4 Mar 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 31 Oct – 2 Nov 87

Volume 1, Issue 10

11 March 2011

Prelude to Alvor

The FNLA in war

The simple but effective Uzi submachine gun

Operation Moduler: The Destruction of 47 Brigade Part 3

This week 23 years ago: 5-11 Mar 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 3-4 Nov 87

Volume 1, Issue 11

18 March 2011

Terms of Alvor

The MPLA in war

The handy Makarov pistol

Operation Moduler: The attack on 16 Brigade Part 1

This week 23 years ago: 12-18 Mar 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 5-7 Nov 87

Volume 1, Issue 12

25 March 2011

Background to internal strife

UNITA in war

The excellent Astra Star pistol

Operation Moduler: The attack on 16 Brigade Part 2

This week 23 years ago: 19-25 Mar 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 8-9 Nov 87

Volume 1, Issue 13

1 April 2011

First clashes

Socio-economic policy

The convenient Tokarev TT-33 Pistol

Operation Moduler: The attack on 16 Brigade Part 3

Operation Moduler: Positions and movements during the attack on 16 Brigade on 9 Nov 1987

The rationale behind the attack on 16 Bde

This week 23 years ago: 26 Mar – 1 Apr 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 10 Nov 87

Volume 1, Issue 14

8 April 2011

The position of the FNLA

Portuguese warfare & in the Dembos

The superb Z88 Service Pistol

Operation Moduler: The attack on 16 Brigade Part 4

This week 23 years ago: 2-8 Apr 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 11 Nov 87

Volume 1, Issue 15

15 April 2011

UNITA’s peaceful policy

The conflict in eastern Angola

The Degtyarev DP light machine gun

Operation Moduler: Fapla movements after the attack on 16 Bde

The Tale of the Ancient Armourer, Part 1

This week 23 years ago: 9-15 Apr 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 12-14 Nov 87

Volume 1, Issue 16

22 April 2011

MPLA endeavours

SWAPO (South West Africa People’s Organisation) Part 1

The superb Bren machine gun

Operation Moduler: SADF Forces involved in the attack on 16 Brigade

The Tale of the Ancient Armourer, Part 2

This week 23 years ago: 16-22 Apr 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 13-15 Nov 87

Volume 1, Issue 17

29 April 2011

July fighting

SWAPO (South West Africa People’s Organisation) Part 2

The RPD light machine gun

Operation Moduler: Objectives A and B Part 1

The Tale of the Ancient Armourer, Part 3

This week 23 years ago: 23-29 Apr 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 16 Nov 87

Volume 1, Issue 18

6 May 2011

Expansion of the fighting

South African aid to Portugal

The FN MAG general purpose machine gun

Operation Moduler: Objectives A and B Part 2

SAAF Impalas shoot down Cuban Mi-25 Hinds, Part 1

This week 23 years ago: 30 Apr - 6 May 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 16 Nov 87

Volume 1, Issue 19

13 May 2011

1: BORDER PROBLEMS: River and Cut Line (“Kaplyn”)

1 Air Component and 1 Military Area

The RPK light machine gun

Operation Moduler: Objectives A and B Part 3

SAAF Impalas shoot down Cuban Mi-25 Hinds, Part 2

This week 23 years ago: 7-16 May 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 17 Nov 87

Volume 1, Issue 20

20 May 2011

2: Revival of SWAPO-activities

Portuguese positioning

The SS77 general purpose machine gun

Operation Moduler: Objectives A and B Part 4

SAAF Impalas shoot down Cuban Mi-25 Hinds, Part 3

This week 23 years ago: 14-20 May 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 18 Nov 87

Volume 1, Issue 21

27 May 2011

3: Angolan liberation movements penetrate to the south

Infiltration by UNITA and MPLA in Cuando-Cubango Part 1

The PKM light machine gun

Operation Moduler: The Chambinga gallop Part 1

SAAF Impalas shoot down Cuban Mi-25 Hinds, Part 4

From the WarBlog: “Close Encounters of the MiG kind“, Part 1

This week 23 years ago: 21-27 May 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 19-21 Nov 87

Volume 1, Issue 22

3 June 2011

4: Border clashes

Infiltration by UNITA and MPLA in Cuando-Cubango Part 2

The never-ending Vickers machine gun

Operation Moduler: The Chambinga gallop Part 2

From the WarBlog: “Close Encounters of the MiG kind“, Part 2

This week 23 years ago: 28 May – 3 Jun 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 22-23 Nov 87

Volume 1, Issue 23

10 June 2011

5: Securing the border

Infiltration by UNITA and MPLA in Cuando-Cubango Part 3

The Goryunov SGM machine gun

Operation Moduler: The Chambinga gallop Part 3+

This week 23 years ago: 4-10 Jun 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 24-26 Nov 87

Volume 1, Issue 24

17 June 2011

6: Ruacana-Calueque

Operation Moduler: Map - The escape of 21 Brigade

Infiltration by UNITA and MPLA in Cuando-Cubango Part 4

The Browning M1919A4 (MG4) machine gun

Operation Moduler: The Chambinga gallop Part 4+

This week 23 years ago: 11-17 Jun 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 27-29 Nov 87

Volume 1, Issue 25

24 June 2011

7: Terrorism threat

8: The establishment of Sub-Area 5

The DShK 12.7mm heavy machine gun

Operation Moduler: The Chambinga gallop Part 5+

This week 23 years ago: 18-24 Jun 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 30 Nov-1  Dec 87

Volume 1, Issue 26

1 July 2011

9: Reaction to occupation

Operation Moduler: Map - The pursuit to the Chambinga

The Browning M2HB .50inch machine gun

Operation Moduler: The Chambinga gallop Part 6+

This week 23 years ago: 25 Jun – 1 Jul 1988

From the diary of a Russian advisor: 2 - 3  Dec 87

Volume 2, Issue 1

8 July 2011

The song written by I. Zhdarkin in December 1987, in Cuito-Cuanavale

Angola – Geographical features + MAP

The AGS-17 30mm automatic grenade launcher

Operation Moduler: The last attacks Part 1

This week 23 years ago: 2-8 Jul 1988

Composition of the group of advisors attached to

the 21st infantry brigade as of October 1 1987

Losses of the 21 infantry brigade during the operation (data as of Dec. 18,  1987)

Volume 2, Issue 2

15 July 2011

Foreign Assistance Part 1: Russian policy with regards to Angola

The Portuguese Colony of Angola Part 1

The M79 40mm grenade launcher (Snotneus)

Operation Moduler: The last attacks Part 2

This week 23 years ago: 9-15 Jul 1988

The composition of the active enemy’s forces (South African and UNITA) on the territory of the 6th military district (Cuando-Cubango province)

The losses of the Soviet military advisors and specialists in the 6 military district

(between July and December)

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Part 1

Volume 2, Issue 3

22 July 2011

Part 2: Indirect warfare

The Portuguese Colony of Angola Part 2

The Yugoslav M60 rifle grenade

Operation Moduler: The last attacks Part 3

This week 23 years ago: 16-22 Jul 1988

Memoirs of Lieutenant Colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 1

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Part 2

Volume 2, Issue 4

29 July 2011

Part 3: Weapons

Angola: Inland exploration

The 75mm HEAT rifle grenade

Operation Hooper: The first attack on 21 Brigade Part 1

This week 23 years ago: 23-28 Jul 1988

Memoirs of Lieutenant Colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 2

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Part 3

Volume 2, Issue 5

5 August 2011

Part 4: Cuba

Transvaal Farmers in Angola

The F1 hand grenade

Operation Hooper: The first attack on 21 Brigade Part 2

This week 23 years ago: 29 Jul – 31 Jul 1988

This week 24 years ago: 1 - 5 Aug 1987

Memoirs of Lieutenant Colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 3

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Part 4

Volume 2, Issue 6

12 August 2011

Part 5: Soviet-Union and Cuba

Angola: Colonial Formation Part 1

Operation Protea: Prelude

The fragmentation hand grenade

Operation Hooper: The first attack on 21 Brigade Part 3

This week 24 years ago: 6-12 Aug 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 4

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Part 5

Volume 2, Issue 7

19 August 2011

Part 6: Cuba and Angola, Part 1

Angola: Colonial Formation Part 2

Operation Protea: Rationale

The RGD-5 hand grenade

Operation Hooper: Air attack on the Cuito Bridge

This week 24 years ago: 13-19 Aug 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 5

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Part 6

Volume 2, Issue 8

26 August 2011

Part 6: Cuba and Angola, Part 2

Angola: Colonial Formation Part 3

Operation Protea: Battle Design Part 1

The stun grenade

Operation Hooper: The second attack on 21 Brigade Part 1

This week 30 years ago: 20-26 Aug 1981

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 6

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Part 7

Volume 2, Issue 9

2 September 2011

Part 7: Help from African countries

Operation Protea: Battle Design Part 2

Operation Protea: MAP

The RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launcher

Operation Hooper: The second attack on 21 Brigade Part 2

This week 24 years ago: 27 Aug 1988 – 2 Sep 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 7

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Part 8

Volume 2, Issue 10

9 September 2011

Part 8: Chinese assistance

Operation Protea: FAPLA/SWAPO Forces

The 3.5inch anti-tank rocket launcher

Operation Hooper: The second attack on 21 Brigade Part 3

This week 24 years ago: 3-9 Sep 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 8

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Part 9

Volume 2, Issue 11

16 September 2011

Part 9: America

Operation Protea: The attack on Xangongo, Part 1

The RPG-2 anti-tank rocket launcher

Operation Hooper: The second attack on 21 Brigade Part 4

This week 24 years ago: 10-16 Sep 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 9

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Part 10

Volume 2, Issue 12

23 September 2011

Part 10: Mercenaries

Operation Protea: The attack on Xangongo, Part 2

The FT5 Missile Launcher

Operation Hooper: The second attack on 21 Brigade Part 5

This week 24 years ago: 17-23 Sep 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 10

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Part 11

Volume 2, Issue 13

30 September 2011

Part 11: France

Operation Protea: The attack on Ongiva, Part 1

The B10 anti-tank gun

Operation Hooper: The attack on 59 Brigade Part 1

This week 24 years ago: 24-30 Sep 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 11

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Part 12

Volume 2, Issue 14

7 October 2011

Part 12: Britain, Belgium, West-Germany and the Netherlands

Operation Protea: The attack on Ongiva, Part 2

The 106mm recoilless rifle

Operation Hooper: The attack on 59 Brigade Part 2

This week 24 years ago: 1-7 Oct 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 12

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Part 13

Volume 2, Issue 15

14 October 2011

Prelude to the participation of the South African Defence Force in the Angolan Civil War, Part 1: South Africa’s African policy in the sixties

Operation Protea: The attack on Ongiva, Part 3

The B11 anti-tank gun

Operation Hooper: The attack on 59 Brigade Part 3

This week 24 years ago: 8-14 Oct 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 13

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Part 14

Volume 2, Issue 16

21 October 2011

Part 2: Détente after the Portuguese coup in 1974

Operation Protea: The attack on Ongiva, Part 4

The Entac anti-tank missile

Operation Hooper: The attack on 59 Brigade Part 4

This week 24 years ago: 15-21 Oct 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 14

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Glossary Part 15

Volume 2, Issue 17

28 October 2011

Part 3: Détente in wider scope

Operation Protea: Winding up

The AT2 (Swatter) anti-tank guided missile

Operation Hooper: The attack on 59 Brigade Part 4

This week 24 years ago: 22-28 Oct 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 15

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Glossary Part 16

Volume 2, Issue 18

4 November 2011

Part 4: Détente and Angola

Operation Daisy: Rationale & Battle Design

The Milan anti-tank guided missile

Operation Hooper: Combat Group Bravo Part 1

This week 24 years ago: 29 Oct – 4 Nov 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 16

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Glossary Part 17

Volume 2, Issue 19

11 November 2011

Part 5: Reorientation

Operation Daisy: Composition of the force

The AT3 (Sagger) anti-tank guided missile

Operation Hooper: Combat Group Bravo Part 2

This week 24 years ago: 5-11 Nov 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 17

An SADF ou man looks at conscription in the East German army, Glossary Part 19

Volume 2, Issue 20

18 November 2011

Part 6: First approaches between UNITA and South Africa

Operation Daisy: The Attack Part 1

The ZT3 anti-tank guided missile

Operation Hooper: Combat Group Bravo Part 3

This week 24 years ago: 12-18 Nov 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 18

Volume 2, Issue 21

25 November 2011

Part 7: Weapon supply to UNITA

Operation Daisy: The Attack Part 2

The M37 82mm Mortar

Operation Hooper: Combat Group Bravo Part 4

Operation Protea - Die Ierse nonne

This week 24 years ago: 19-25 Nov 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 19

Volume 2, Issue 22

2 December 2011

Part 8: Dr. Savimbi’s position

Operation Daisy: The operation continues…

The M3 81mm Mortar

Operation Hooper: The attack on Fapla elements North of the Dala

Navigasie met Operasie Daisy

This week 24 years ago: 26 Nov – 2 Dec 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 20

Volume 2, Issue 23

9 December 2011

Part 9: First approaches of the FNLA to South Africa

Operation Daisy: The operation continues…

The 60mm Mortar

Operation Hooper: The first attack on Tumpo Part 1

This week 24 years ago: 3-9 Dec 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 21

Volume 2, Issue 24

16 December 2011

Part 10: Independent actions of Daniel Chipenda

Operation Daisy: Winding up…

The M1 60mm Mortar

Operation Hooper: The first attack on Tumpo Part 2

This week 24 years ago: 10-16 Dec 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 22

Volume 2, Issue 25

23 December 2011

Part 11: The Knoetze-report

Operation Daisy: The Aftermath

The emergence of the Angolan freedom movements

The Yugoslav M8 light mortar

Operation Hooper: The first attack on Tumpo Part 3

Operation Hooper MAP: The first attack on Tumpo

This week 24 years ago: 17-23 Dec 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 23

Volume 2, Issue 26

30 December 2011

Part 12: Decision regarding weapons supply

Part 13: Meeting at Klippan

The M4 60mm Patmor

Logistical support during Operation Daisy Part 1

Operation Hooper: The first attack on Tumpo Part 4

This week 24 years ago: 24-30 Dec 1987

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 24

Volume 3, Issue 1

6 January 2012

Part 14: Arms purchases

Part 15: The escalating nature of war aid

Logistical support during Operation Daisy Part 2

The PMN anti-personnel mine

Operation Packer: The second attack on Tumpo Part 1

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 25

Volume 3, Issue 2

13 January 2012

Part 16: First support provided to the FNLA via Rundu

The OZM3 anti-personnel mine

Operation Packer: The second attack on Tumpo Part 2

Operation Packer MAP: The second attack on Tumpo

"WE'VE GOT A RUSSIAN!" Part 1

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 26

Volume 3, Issue 3

20 January 2012

Part 17: Training of FNLA units planned

The PMD-7 anti-personnel mine

Operation Packer: The second attack on Tumpo Part 3

"WE'VE GOT A RUSSIAN!" Part 2

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 27

Volume 3, Issue 4

27 January 2012

Part 18: Training base Mpupa

The R2M1 anti-personnel mine

Operation Packer: The third attack on Tumpo Part 1

Operation Packer MAP: The third attack on Tumpo

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ARTILLERY SOLDIERS

"WE'VE GOT A RUSSIAN!" Part 3

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 28

Volume 3, Issue 5

3 February 2012

Part 19: Training base Serpa Pinto

The POMZ-2 anti-personnel mine

Operation Packer: The third attack on Tumpo Part 2

The English-Afrikaans thing in the SADF Part 1

Soviet citizens died in battle in Angola

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 29

Volume 3, Issue 6

10 February 2010

Part 20: Liaison with UNITA

The Claymore anti-personnel mine

Operation Displace: The third attack on Tumpo Part 3

The English-Afrikaans thing in the SADF Part 2

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 30

Volume 3, Issue 7

17 February 2012

Part 21: A South African liaison officer at Serpa Pinto

Operation Olyfhout

The TMD anti-tank mine

Operation Displace: The last battle Part 1

The English-Afrikaans thing in the SADF Part 3

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 31

Volume 3, Issue 8

24 February 2012

Part 22: Training base Capolo

Operation Makelani

The No. 8 anti-tank mine

The English-Afrikaans thing in the SADF Part 4

Operation Displace: The last battle Part 2

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 32

Volume 3, Issue 9

2 March 2012

Operation Savannah: The war from July to September 1975

Operation Savannah MAP: MPLA position in Central Angola, Oct 1975

The TM46 and TM57 anti-tank mine

The English-Afrikaans thing in the SADF Part 5

Operation Displace: The air attack on Calueque

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 33

Volume 3, Issue 10

9 March 2012

Operation Savannah: Situation

Northern Angola: MPLA Strategy

Northern Angola: The Republic of South Africa intervenes in Northern-Angola

The magnetic (non-metallic) limpet mine

Operation Super: Part 1

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 34

Volume 3, Issue 11

16 March 2012

Operation Savannah: Nova Lisboa threatened

Northern Angola: Holden Roberto misses his chance

The IMP mine detector

Operation Super: Part 2

Operation Makelani II & III, Part 1

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 35

Volume 3, Issue 12

23 March 2012

Operation Savannah: Assembly of the first combat group

Northern Angola: Preparation for another onslaught on Luanda

The MMD-3 mine detector

"Trying to destroy the Olifants" Part 1

Operation Makelani II & III, Part 2

Operation Rekstok III

Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 36

Volume 3, Issue 13

30 March 2012

Operation Savannah: The South African crew

Northern Angola: The attack on Luanda

The DIM mine detector

"Trying to destroy the Olifants" Part 2

Operation Bucksaw

This past month: “Somewhere on the Border…”

This past 2 weeks: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 37

Volume 3, Issue 14

6 April 2012

Operation Savannah: The advance to Norton de Matos

Northern Angola: The difficult combat terrain

The MIDAS mine detector

"Trying to destroy the Olifants" Part 3

Operation Carrot 1979, Part 1

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 38

Volume 3, Issue 15

13 April 2012

Operation Savannah: Planning before the battle

Northern Angola: South African guns north of Luanda

Northern Angola Map: The Front north of Luanda

The NSP2 infra-red night sight

"Trying to destroy the Olifants" Part 3

Operation Carrot 1979, Part 2

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 39

Volume 3, Issue 16

20 April 2012

Operation Savannah: The first battle of Norton de Matos Part 1

Northern Angola: Holden Roberto’s last chance

The miniature night sight (MNV)

Operation Carrot 1979, Part 3

Operation Yahoo Part 1

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 40

Volume 3, Issue 17

27 April 2012

Operation Savannah: The first battle of Norton de Matos Part 2

Operation Savannah MAP: The first battle of Norton de Matos

Northern Angola: The battle of Quifangondo Part 1

The PPN2 infra-red night sight

Operation Yahoo Part 2

This past month: “Somewhere on the Border…”

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 41

Volume 3, Issue 18

4 May 2012

Operation Savannah: The first battle of Norton de Matos Part 3

Northern Angola: The battle of Quifangondo Part 2

Operation Savannah MAP: The battle of Quifangondo

The night driver scope

Operation Yahoo Part 3

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 42

Volume 3, Issue 19

11 May 2012

Operation Savannah: After the battle Part 1

Northern Angola: A new regime Part 1

The PGN-1 passive night scope

Operation Yahoo Part 4

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 43

Volume 3, Issue 20

18 May 2012

Operation Savannah: After the battle Part 2

Northern Angola: A new regime Part 2

The KOT II night observation binocular

Operation Yahoo Part 5

Operation Yahoo Map: Contacts

Operation Boomslang

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 44

Volume 3, Issue 21

25 May 2012

Operation Savannah: The Central Front – 5 to 20 October 1975 Part 1

Northern Angola: FAPLA attacks to the north Part 1

Operation Yahoo Part 6

Operation Sceptic Part 1 - Situation

The R-107 radio

Operation Carrot 1979, The May infiltration

This past month: “Somewhere on the Border…”

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 45

Volume 3, Issue 22

1 June 2012

Operation Savannah: The Central Front – 5 to 20 October 1975 Part 2

Operation Savannah: Phase 2 of Operation Savannah

Northern Angola: FAPLA attacks to the north Part 2

Operation Sceptic Part 2 – SADF Design for battle

Operation Sceptic MAP

The A-53/B-57 radio

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 46

Volume 3, Issue 23

8 June 2012

Operation Savannah: Consolidation of Task Force Zulu

Northern Angola: The South Africans are withdrawn from Ambriz

Angolan Independence: Political background & Around the conference table

Operation Sceptic Part 3 – Battle Group 61’s plan to capture Smokeshell

The R-123M radio

Operation Carrot 1979, The June infiltrations

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 47

Volume 3, Issue 24

15 June 2012

Operation Savannah: Problems at Caiundo

Operation Savannah Map: The advance of Task Force Zulu into Southern-Angola

Northern Angola: Pickup at Ambrizete Part 1

Angolan Independence: Political cooperation between FNLA and UNITA Part 1

Operation Sceptic Part 4 - The Operation

Operation Sceptic MAP: Smokeshell

The A-55/B-56 radio

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 48

Volume 3, Issue 25

22 June 2012

Operation Savannah: From Artur de Paiva to Evale – first clashes

Operation Savannah MAP: Task Force Zulu’s advance

Northern Angola: Pickup at Ambrizete Part 2

Angolan Independence: Political cooperation between FNLA and UNITA Part 2

Operation Sceptic Part 5 – The Attack on Smokeshell Part 1

The R-126 radio

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 49

Volume 3, Issue 26

29 June 2012

Operation Savannah: The taking of Pereira de Eça

Operation Savannah MAP: Pereira de Eça

Angolan Independence: Withdrawal plans prior to 11 November 1975

Operation Sceptic Part 5 – The Attack on Smokeshell Part 2

The B-25/B-26 radio

This past month: “Somewhere on the Border…”

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 50

Volume 4, Issue 1

6 July 2012

Operation Savannah: Problems experienced with the conquest of Roçades Part 1

Angolan Independence: Revision of strategy Part 1

Operation Sceptic Part 7 – The Attack on Smokeshell Part 3

Operation Tiro-A-Tiro (Savate) Part 1

The M43 120mm Heavy Mortar

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 51

Volume 4, Issue 2

13 July 2012

Operation Savannah: Problems experienced with the conquest of Roçades, Part 2

Angolan Independence: Revision of strategy Part 2

Operation Sceptic Part 8 – The Attack on Smokeshell Part 4

Operation Tiro-A-Tiro (Savate) Part 2

The M-5 120mm Mortar

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…” Memoirs of lieutenant colonel I.A. Zhdarkin Part 52

Volume 4, Issue 3

20 July 2012

Operation Savannah: The capture of João de Almeida

Angolan Independence: Dr. Savimbi asks RSA to remain in Angola after 11 November

Operation Sceptic Part 9 – Starting to winding up the Operation

Operation Tiro-A-Tiro (Savate) MAP

Operation Tiro-A-Tiro (Savate) Part 3

The ZIS-3 76mm Towed Antitank Gun

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 1

Volume 4, Issue 4

27 July 2012

Operation Savannah: Jau, Humpata and Kilometre 16

Angolan Independence: Aims of the SADF after 11 November 1975

Operation Sceptic Part 10 – Starting to wind up the Operation

Operation Tiro-A-Tiro (Savate) Part 4

The QF 88mm Gun (G-1)

This past month: “Somewhere on the Border…”

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 2

Volume 4, Issue 5

3 August 2012

Operation Savannah: The taking of Sá de Bandeira Part 1

Angolan Independence: The uncertainty of secrecy Part 1

Operation Sceptic Part 11 – The confrontation at Mongua

The SD-44 85mm Towed Gun

Operation Meebos Part 1

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 3

Volume 4, Issue 6

10 August 2012

Operation Savannah: The taking of Sá de Bandeira Part 2

Operation Savannah Map: Sá de Bandeira

Angolan Independence: The uncertainty of secrecy Part 2

The 140mm Medium Gun (G-2)

Operation Meebos Part 2

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 4

Volume 4, Issue 7

17 August 2012

Operation Savannah: Enemy deployment around Sá de Bandeira

Angolan Independence: The uncertainty of secrecy Part 3

Formal Organisation: Area division Part 1

The MT-12 100mm Towed Antitank Gun

Operation Meebos Part 3

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 5

Volume 4, Issue 8

24 August 2012

Operation Savannah: The taking of Moçamedes Part 1

Operation Savannah MAP: The taking of Moçamedes

Formal Organisation: The composition of Task Force 101 Part 1

The 155mm Long Tom Gun (G-3)

Operation Meebos Part 4

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 6

Volume 4, Issue 9

31 August 2012

Operation Savannah: The taking of Moçamedes Part 2

Formal Organisation: The composition of Task Force 101 Part 2

The D-30 122mm Towed Howitzer

Operation Meebos Part 5

This past month: “Somewhere on the Border…”

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 7

Volume 4, Issue 10

7 September 2012

Operation Savannah: The MPLA’s October offensive on the Central Front

Formal Organisation: Logistics Part 1

The 155mm Gun (G-4)

Operation Meebos Part 6

Operation Vastrap Part 1

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 8

Volume 4, Issue 11

14 September 2012

Operation Savannah: Composition of Battle Group Foxbat

Formal Organisation: Logistics Part 2

The D-74 122mm Field Gun

Operation Meebos Part 7

Operation Vastrap Part 2

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 9

Volume 4, Issue 12

21 September 2012

Operation Savannah: Foxbat takes Luimbale

Formal Organisation: Logistics Part 3

The 155mm Gun/Howitzer (G-5)

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

Operation Meebos Part 8

Operation Vastrap Part 3

Operation Butterfly Part 1

 “Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 10

Volume 4, Issue 13

28 September 2012

Operation Savannah: Problems on the Central Front

Formal Organisation: Logistics Part 4

The M-46 130mm Towed Gun

Operation Meebos Part 9

Operation Butterfly Part 2

Operation Butterfly MAP

Operation Forte Part 1

This past month: “Somewhere on the Border…”

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

 “Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 11

Volume 4, Issue 14

5 October 2012

Operation Savannah: Incidents on the Santa Comba route

Formal Organisation: Support services

Operation Savannah MAP: Battle Group Foxbat on the Central Front

The 155mm Self-Propelled Gun/Howitzer (G-6)

Operation Meebos Part 10

Operation Forte Part 2

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 12

Volume 4, Issue 15

12 October 2012

Operation Savannah: FAPLA driven back on the Benguela route

Formal Organisation: Medical services Part 1

The 2S1 122mm Self-Propelled Howitzer

Operation Meebos Part 11

Operation Forte Part 3

Operation Forte MAP

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 13

Volume 4, Issue 16

19 October 2012

Operation Savannah: Offensive on the Lobito route resumed

Operation Savannah Map: Norton de Matos

Formal Organisation: Medical services Part 2

The “Valkyri-5” 107mm Multiple Rocket Launcher

Operation Meebos Part 12

Operation Forte Part 4

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 14

Volume 4, Issue 17

26 October 2012

Operation Savannah: Preparation for the November offensive

Formal Organisation: Medical services Part 3

Formal Organisation: Chaplains services Part 1

The Grad P-1 122mm Rocket Launcher

Operation Meebos Part 13

Operation Bravo

Operation Bolson

This past month: “Somewhere on the Border…”

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 15

Volume 4, Issue 18

2 November 2012

Operation Savannah: Coordination between Task force Zulu and Combat Group Foxbat

Formal Organisation: Chaplains services Part 2

The “Valkyri” 127mm Multiple Rocket Launcher

Operation Carrot 1980, Part 1

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 16

Volume 4, Issue 19

9 November 2012

Operation Savannah: The battle at Caluita

Formal Organisation: Efforts towards economical restoration of southern Angola

The BM-21 122mm Multiple Rocket Launcher

Operation Carrot 1980, Part 2

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 17

Volume 4, Issue 20

16 November 2012

Operation Savannah: Monte Belo and Sousa Lara occupied

Formal Organisation: The role of the South African Air Force

The AS80 Artillery Fire-Control System

Operation Carrot 1980, Part 3

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 18

Volume 4, Issue 21

23 November 2012

Operation Savannah: Combat Group Foxbat as cut-off force for Task Force Zulu

Formal Organisation: Communication flights and air support Part 1

The BM-14 140mm Multiple Rocket Launcher

Operation Carrot 1980, Part 4

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 19

Volume 4, Issue 22

30 November 2012

Operation Savannah: Phase 3: Combat Group Alpha leads the advance to Quilengues

Operation Savannah Map: Advance of Task Force Zulu 29 Oct - 7 Nov 1975

Formal Organisation: Communication flights and air support Part 2

The S700 Meteorological Ground Station

Operation Carrot 1980, Part 5

This past month: “Somewhere on the Border…”

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 20

Volume 4, Issue 23

7 December 2012

Operation Savannah: A temporary headquarters at Catengue

Operation Savannah Map: Coporolo River

Formal Organisation: Gathering of intelligence

The BM-24 240mm Multiple Rocket Launcher

Operation Carrot 1980, Part 6

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 21

Volume 4, Issue 24

14 December 2012

Operation Savannah: The battle at Catengue Part 1

Formal Organisation: Air Defense

The Mortar Locating Radar System (MLR) Cymbeline No 15

Operation Carrot 1980, Part 7

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 22

Volume 4, Issue 25

21 December 2012

Operation Savannah: The battle at Catengue Part 2

Operation Savannah Map: The battle of Catengue

Formal Organisation: The air power of the enemy

The Type 63 107mm Multiple Rocket Launcher

Operation Carrot 1980, Part 8

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 23

Volume 4, Issue 26

28 December 2012

Operation Savannah: The experiences of Commandant Linford’s cut-off force

Formal Organisation: Orders of the SA Navy

The Gyro Theodolite

(The EMVA Mk B Muzzle Velocity Analyser)

(The 3-inch Mortar)

Operation Volcano

This past month: “Somewhere on the Border…”

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 24

Volume 5, Issue 1

4 January 2013

Operation Savannah: Combat Group Bravo on the Benguela-Nova Lisboa route Part 1

Formal Organisation: Logistical supply by the SA Navy

The ZPU-1 14.5mm Anti-Aircraft Heavy Machinegun

Operation Jerry Part 1

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 25

Volume 5. Issue 2

11 January 2013

Operation Savannah: Combat Group Bravo on the Benguela-Nova Lisboa route Part 2

Formal Organisation: Navy intelligence

The GAI-CO1 20mm Anti-Aircraft Gun

Operation Jerry Part 2

This past week: “Somewhere on the Border…”

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 26

Volume 5, Issue 3

18 January 2013

Operation Savannah: Combat Group Alpha pushes through to Benguela

Angolan refugees: Origin

The ZPU-2 14.5mm Anti-Aircraft Heavy Machinegun

Operation Zulu

Operation Kakebeen Part 1

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 27

Volume 5, Issue 4

25 January 2013

Operation Savannah: The taking of Benguela

Operation Savannah Map: The battle of Benguela

Angolan refugees: The first cases

The 20/2 M-55 A2 20mm Anti-Aircraft Gun

Operation Kakebeen Part 2

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 28

Volume 5, Issue 5

1 February 2013

Operation Savannah: Lobito in allied hands

Angolan refugees: Heavy traffic

The ZPU-Quad 14.5mm Anti-Aircraft Heavy Machinegun

Operation Bantam

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 29

Volume 5, Issue 6

8 February 2013

Operation Savannah: Artillery for Task Force Zulu

Angolan refugees: Over ocean and Coast of the Dead

The ZU-23 23mm Towed Anti-Aircraft Gun

Operation Gepetto

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 30

Volume 5, Issue 7

15 February 2013

Operation Savannah: The battle at Quicombo Part 1

Angolan refugees: Refugee camps north of the border

The 37mm Towed Anti-Aircraft Gun

Operation Kwagga

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 31

Volume 5, Issue 8

22 February 2013

Operation Savannah: The battle at Quicombo Part 2

Operation Savannah Map: The battle of Quicombo

Angolan refugees: Confusion at Sá de Bandeira

The GDF-002 Twin 35 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun

Operation Phoenix

 “Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 32

Volume 5, Issue 9

1 March 2013

Operation Savannah: The gun troop’s contribution to the battle

Angolan refugees: From Sá de Bandeira to Pereira de Eça

The S-60 57mm Towed Anti-Aircraft Gun

Operation Fakkel

 “Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 33

Volume 5, Issue 10

8 March 2013

Operation Savannah: The allied advanced stopped by the Queve River

The Super Fledermaus Fire-Control Radar

Operation Snoek

Angolan refugees: Efforts to gain international aid

 “Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 34

Volume 5, Issue 11

15 March 2013

Operation Savannah: Enemy driven back from the Santa Combra-Cela area Part 1

The ZSU-23/4 Self=Propelled 23mm Anti-Aircraft Gun

Operation Tralies

Operation Gomma

 “Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 35

Volume 5, Issue 12

22 March 2013

Operation Savannah: Enemy driven back from the Santa Combra-Cela area Part 2

Operation Savannah Map: The battle north of Santa Combra

The Ystervark Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun

Operation Rhubyn

 “Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 36

Volume 5, Issue 13

29 March 2013

Operation Savannah: A new route for the advance is tried

The ZSU-57 57mm Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun

Operation Kwartel

 “Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 37

Volume 5, Issue 14

5 April 2013

Operation Savannah: Prelude to the battle of the Ebo

The 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun

 “Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 38

Volume 5, Issue 15

12 April 2013

Operation Savannah: Attempts at encirclement

The SA-7 Surface-To-Air Missile System (Grail)

“Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 39

Volume 5, Issue 16

19 April 2013

Operation Savannah: Misfortune at Tunga Part 1

The OAU and RSA strive for the same goal

The Stinger Surface-To-Air Missile System

Operation Dolfyn

 “Inside Castro’s Bunker; The African Adventure”, Part 40

Volume 5, Issue 17

26 April 2013

Operation Savannah: Misfortune at Tunga Part 2

The OAU Commission in Angola

The SA-8 Surface-To-Air Missile System (Gecko)

Operation Reindeer Part 1

Volume 5, Issue 18

3 May 2013

Operation Savannah: The armoured cars stopped Part 1

An emergency meeting of the OAU called for

The Cactus Surface-To-Air Missile System

Operation Reindeer Part 2

Volume 5, Issue 19

10 May 2013

Operation Savannah: The armoured cars stopped Part 2

Operation Savannah Map: Ebo 23 November 1975

The RSA seeks a political solution Part 1

The SA-13 Surface-To-Air Missile System ()

Operation Reindeer Part 3

Volume 5, Issue 20

17 May 2013

Operation Savannah: The fate of the mortar section Part 1

The RSA seeks a political solution Part 2

The SA-9 Surface-To-Air Missile System ()

Operation Reindeer Part 4

Volume 5, Issue 21

24 May 2013

Operation Savannah: The fate of the mortar section Part 2

The hope for American involvement fades Part 1

The SA-3 Surface-To-Air Missile System ()

Operation Skerwe

Operation Blouwildebees II

Volume 5, Issue 22

31 May 2013

Operation Savannah: Casualties during the evacuation of the mortar position

The hope for American involvement fades Part 2

The Tigercat Surface-To-Air Missile System

Operation Korhaan

Volume 5, Issue 23

7 June 2013

Operation Savannah: Evacuation of the battlefield

The Oubos summit

The SA-2 Surface-To-Air Missile System ()

Operation Kameel

Volume 5, Issue 24

14 June 2013

Operation Savannah: The front at the end of November to the start of December 1975

Postponement of the evacuation date

The LPD-20 Search Radar

Operation Neptune

Volume 5, Issue 25

21 June 2013

Operation Savannah: The creation of the Task Force of Colonel Swart

The OAU Summit Part 1

The Flat Face Radar System

Operation Radbraak

Volume 5, Issue 26

28 June 2013

Operation Savannah: Relief of personnel and reorganisation

The OAU Summit Part 2

The Thin Skin Radar System

 

Volume 6, Issue 1

5 July 2013

Operation Savannah: Reaction to the battle of Ebo

The BMP-1 Infantry Fighting Vehicle

Volume 6, Issue 2

12 July 2013

Operation Savannah: On the road to Condé

Eastern-Angola: UNITA threatened in Eastern-Angola

The Ratel-20 Infantry Combat Vehicle

Volume 6, Issue 3

19 July 2013

Operation Savannah: Reconnaissance of the bridge of the Nhia River

Eastern-Angola: Prelude to the offensive

The BTR-152 Armoured Personnel Carrier

Operation Egret

Volume 6, Issue 4

26 July 2013

Operation Savannah: The Cela reinforcements

Eastern-Angola: Composition of Battle Group X-Ray

The Buffel Armoured Personnel Carrier

Operation Southern Cross

Operation Alpha Centauri

Volume 6, Issue 5

2 August 2013

Operation Savannah: Securing of the operational area of Task Force Zulu

Eastern-Angola: Eastward! – First clash at Cangonga Part 1

The BTR-60 PB Armoured Personnel Carrier

Volume 6, Issue 6

9 August 2013

Operation Savannah: Deception tactics Part 1

Eastern-Angola: Eastward! – First clash at Cangonga Part 2

Eastern-Angola Map: The clash at Cangonga

The Casspir Armoured Personnel Carrier

Volume 6, Issue 7

16 August 2013

Operation Savannah: Deception tactics Part 2

Eastern-Angola: Cangumbe

The BMP-2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle

Volume 6, Issue 8

23 August 2013

Operation Savannah: An artillery duel Part 1

Eastern-Angola: A new commander for Battle Group X-Ray

The Ratel 60 Infantry Combat Vehicle

Volume 6, Issue 9

30 August 2013

Operation Savannah: An artillery duel Part 2

Operation Savannah Map: Artillery duel

Eastern-Angola: The battle of Luso Part 1

The BTR-152 Armoured Mortar Carrier

Volume 6, Issue 10

6 September 2013

Operation Savannah: Intelligence about the enemy

Eastern-Angola: The battle of Luso Part 2

Eastern-Angola Map: The battle of Luso

The Ratel-81 Armoured Mortar Carrier

Operation Wallpaper Part 1

Volume 6, Issue 11

13 September 2013

Operation Savannah: Planning the repair of Bridge 14

Eastern-Angola: Combat Team Barron

The BTR-60 Armoured Command Vehicle

Operation Wallpaper Part 2

Volume 6, Issue 12

20 September 2013

Operation Savannah: Protection of the flanks

Eastern-Angola: Combat Teams Carrot and Errol

The Ratel Armoured Command Vehicle

Operation Wallpaper Part 3

Volume 6, Issue 13

27 September 2013

Operation Savannah: Assault and reverse Part 1

Eastern-Angola: Combat Team Derrick

The BRDM Armoured Car

Volume 6, Issue 14

4 October 2013

Operation Savannah: Assault and reverse Part 2

Eastern-Angola: Recovery Teams Ferro and Garret

The Eland 60 Armoured Car

Operation Dahlia

Volume 6, Issue 15

11 October 2013

Operation Savannah: Commandante Ochoa does not follow up on his successes

Eastern-Angola: Cmdt. A.J.M Joubert in command – the final phase

The BRDM-2 Armoured Car

Volume 6, Issue 16

18 October 2013

Operation Savannah: Bridge 14 – Cassamba and Almeida captured on 12 December 1975 Part 1

Battle Group Orange: The situation around Malanje

The Eland 90 Armoured Car

Operation Handsak

Volume 6, Issue 17

25 October 2013

Operation Savannah: Bridge 14 – Cassamba and Almeida captured on 12 December 1975 Part 2

Operation Savannah Map: The capture of Bridge 14

Battle Group Orange: Composition and preparations

The PT-76 Amphibious Tank

Volume 6, Issue 18

1 November 2013

Operation Savannah: Bridge 14 – Cassamba and Almeida captured on 12 December 1975 Part 3

Battle Group Orange: Advance! Direction Malanje! Part 1

The Ratel 90 Fire-Support Vehicle

Operation Fullstop

Volume 6, Issue 19

8 November 2013

Operation Savannah: Regrouping on new terrain Part 1

Battle Group Orange: Advance! Direction Malanje! Part 2

The T-34/85 Tank

Volume 6, Issue 20

15 November 2013

Operation Savannah: Regrouping on new terrain Part 2

Battle Group Orange: The Mussende-Catabgo-Quibala road – another river, another bridge! Part 1

The Ratel ZT3 Armoured Antitank Vehicle

Volume 6, Issue 21

22 November 2013

Operation Savannah: Regrouping on new terrain Part 3

Battle Group Orange: The Mussende-Catabgo-Quibala road – another river, another bridge! Part 2

The T-54 Tank

Volume 6, Issue 22

29 November 2013

Operation Savannah: The fate of Battle Group Bravo after 12 December 1975 Part 1

Battle Group Orange: The front at the Pombuige River Part 1

Battle Group Orange Map: The Central Front

The Centurion MkV Main Battle Tank

Volume 6, Issue 23

6 December 2013

Operation Savannah: The fate of Battle Group Bravo after 12 December 1975 Part 2

Battle Group Orange: The front at the Pombuige River Part 1

The T-55 Tank

Operation Askari:

Volume 6, Issue 24

13 December 2013

Operation Savannah: Clash points

Battle Group Orange: The battle of 26 December 1975 Part 1

The Olifant MkI Main Battle Tank

Operation Askari:

Volume 6, Issue 25

20 December 2013

Operation Savannah: MPLA recons with FNLA in Northern-Angola

Battle Group Orange: The battle of 26 December 1975 Part 2

The T-62 Tank

Operation Askari:

Volume 6, Issue 26

27 December 2013

Operation Savannah: Battle Group Alpha at Novo Redondo Part 1

Battle Group Orange: Back at Mussende

The Olifant MkIA Main Battle Tank

Operation Askari:

Volume 7, Issue 1

3 January 2014

Operation Savannah: Battle Group Alpha at Novo Redondo Part 2

Operation Savannah Map: Enemy deployments at Novo Redondo

Battle Group Orange: Day of disaster, 4 January 1975

The UAZ-469 Utility Vehicle

Operation Askari:

Volume 7. Issue 2

10 January 2014

Operation Savannah: Battle Group Alpha is reinforced

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Composition and deployment Part 1

The Land Rover

Operation Askari:

Volume 7, Issue 3

17 January 2014

Operation Savannah: Clashes with the enemy

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Composition and deployment Part 2

The GAZ-69

Operation Askari:

Volume 7, Issue 4

24 January 2014

Operation Savannah: Cmdt. P.C. Myburgh in command

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Composition and deployment Part 3

The Jeep

Operation Askari:

Volume 7, Issue 5

31 January 2014

Operation Savannah: Composition and task of Battle Group Beaver

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Battle Group Juliet Part 1

The GAZ-66

Operation Askari:

Volume 7, Issue 6

7 February 2014

Operation Savannah: Occupation of Lobito Part 1

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Battle Group Juliet Part 2

The Bedford

Operation Askari:

Volume 7, Issue 7

14 February 2014

Operation Savannah: Occupation of Lobito Part 2

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Battle Group Juliet Part 3

The ZIL-131

Volume 7, Issue 8

21 February 2014

Operation Savannah: Training and Liaison

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Battle Group Hotel Part 1

The Bedford MK

Volume 7, Issue 9

28 February 2014

Operation Savannah: Clashes between UNITA- and FNLA-forces at Lobito

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Battle Group Hotel Part 2

Deployment of Citizen Force units Map 1:

The ZIL-151

Volume 7, Issue 10

7 March 2013

Operation Savannah: Sá da Bandeira – efforts to reorganise and normalise

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Battle Groups Golf and Lima Part 1

The Magiruz-Deutz

Operation Screla

Volume 7, Issue 11

14 March 2014

Operation Savannah: Clashes between UNITA- and FNLA-forces at Sá da Bandeira Part 1

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Battle Groups Golf and Lima Part 2

Deployment of Citizen Force units Map 2:

The URAL-375

Volume 7, Issue 12

21 March 2014

Operation Savannah: Clashes between UNITA- and FNLA-forces at Sá da Bandeira Part 2

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Defending Calueque and Ruacana Part 1

The Mack

Volume 7, Issue 13

28 March 2014

The road home: Political aspects Part 1

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Defending Calueque and Ruacana Part 2

Deployment of Citizen Force units Map: Defending Calueque and Ruacana

The KRAZ-255

Volume 7, Issue 14

4 April 2014

The road home: Political aspects Part 2

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Defending Calueque and Ruacana Part 3

The SAMIL 100

Volume 7, Issue 15

11 April 2014

The road home: Political aspects Part 3

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Negotiations of the Ruacana-Calueque project

 

Operation Houtpaal

Volume 7, Issue 16

18 April 2014

The road home: Withdrawal on the Central Front Part 1

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Moran’s report to Senator Tunney Part 1

The SAMIL 50

 

Volume 7, Issue 17

25 April 2014

The road home: Withdrawal on the Central Front Part 2

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Moran’s report to Senator Tunney Part 2

The UNIMOG

Volume 7, Issue 18

2 May 2014

The road home: Withdrawal on the Central Front Part 3

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Moran’s report to Senator Tunney Part 3

The SAMIL 20

Volume 7, Issue 19

9 May 2014

The road home: Withdrawal on the Central Front Part 4

Deployment of Citizen Force units: Moran’s report to Senator Tunney Part 4

 

Volume 7, Issue 20

16 May 2014

The road home: The withdrawal of Battle Groups Orange and Boxer Part 1

Operation Savannah: Roll Of Honour

The Blesbok

Volume 7, Issue 21

23 May 2014

The road home: The withdrawal of Battle Groups Orange and Boxer Part 2

Operation Savannah: Decorations

Operation Calutz

Volume 7, Issue 22

30 May 2014

The road home: Withdrawal from Novo Redondo Part 1

Operation Savannah: Additional financial cost of the operation

The Kwêvoël 100

Operation Domino

Volume 7, Issue 23

6 June 2014

The road home: Withdrawal from Novo Redondo Part 2

Operation Savannah: Citizen Force units mobilized

Operation Hilti/Excite Part 1

Volume 7, Issue 24

13 June 2014

The road home: Evacuation of Lobito

The end of Savannah: Aftermath

The Withings Recovery

Operation Hilti/Excite Part 2

Volume 7, Issue 25

20 June 2014

The end of Savannah: Lessons learnt

Operation Carnation Part 1

 

Volume 7, Issue 26

27 June 2014

The end of Savannah: That which remains unsaid Part 1

The end of Savannah: That which remains unsaid Part 2

The Ratel Logistics Vehicle

Operation Carnation Part 2

Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET

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