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Stories of the Liberation Struggles in South Africa Mpumalanga Province, Part II, by Prof. Thabo Israel Pudi

The Stories of the Liberation Struggles in South Africa: Mpumalanga Province Book II is a continuation of the Stories of the Liberation struggle stories (from Book I) as told by the people of South Africa about their experiences and contributions to the ultimate victory over oppression, domination, and apartheid. Many books and documentaries and even other forms of media, when discussing the liberation struggles in South Africa, have focused on stories or experiences as told by well-known indivi...
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Stories of the Liberation Struggles in South Africa Mpumalanga Province, by Prof. Thabo Israel Pudi

The Stories of the Liberation Struggles in South Africa: Mpumalanga Province is a book about the struggles of the South African people (black, Indian, and colored) when they defied and resisted oppression and apartheid from the white South African government in the pre-1994 era. To ensure dominance over other race groups and the entrenchment of oppression and apartheid, the white South African government applied many tactics. These included dividing people along racial lines, such as, securing s...
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Mercenaries Scourge of the Developing World , by Guy Arnold

Mercenaries have been employed as auxiliaries since early times, but in the post-1945 world they have operated, almost exclusively, in weak Third World countries. From Columbia to the Congo, Angola to Papua New Guinea, Cambodia to Nicaragua, they have appeared: training the drug cartel armies, assisting rebellions or civil wars, acting as the agents of the major powers. In the Congo crisis (1960-1965) they earned an especially unsavory reputation for greed, brutality and racism; it is a reputati...
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Agostinho Neto, O Perfil de Um Ditador – A História do MPLA em Carne Viva, by Carlos Pacheco

Luanda - Em 2006, há dez anos, pediram a Carlos Pacheco, historiador angolano, um artigo sobre Agostinho Neto (1922-1979), líder histórico do MPLA e primeiro presidente de Angola após a independência, para uma revista. Ele escreveu-o, umas vinte páginas. Mas o artigo não chegou a ser publicado. Então, em conversa, o seu editor (Assírio Bacelar, da Nova Vega, onde têm sido editados os seus livros) sugeriu-lhe que o transformasse em algo maior. O resultado, dez anos depois, é Agostinho Neto, O Pe...
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The South African Air Force at War: A Pictorial Appraisal, by J. S. Bouwer and Martin N. Louw

A book that finally brings the history and exploits of the South African Air Force gloriously alive. With more than 875 photographs, most of which have never before been published, this is the most comprehensive book on South Africa's air power. The book gives fascinating and often spine chilling accounts of the SAAF through the Second World War, Korea, and closer to home, the operational area along the southern frontier of Angola. Many of the full scale operations of the time are covered in det...
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The New Insurgencies: Anti-Communist Guerrillas in the Third World, by Michael Radu

The appearance of ideologically motivated anti-communist insurgent groups in the Third World is an important new phenomenon that has received little serious attention. Analysis has focused on American attitudes, while the indigenous roots and motivations of such groups have remained largely unexplored. Michael Radu fills in the gap in "The New Insurgencies, "with case studies and contributions from Anthony Arnold, Paul Henze, Justus van de Kroef, and Jack Wheeler.

As the authors show,...
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Daniel Roxo - The Phantom of the Forest, by Stephen Dunkley

There have been many men and women throughout history who have contributed one way or the other in the battle against evil, injustice or terrorism. Portugal produced perhaps one of the finest self-trained guerrilla fighters the world has ever seen but due to expediency or politics his contribution in Portugal’s African wars has been all but forgotten. History is made by ordinary people performing extraordinary deeds, only a few ever get the recognition deserved for their contributions, countless...
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Angola: National Liberation and the U.S. Left, 1974-76, by the Milwaukee Alliance

Introduction:
"The following position is limited and partial because a) we don’t have an overall line on the international situation and the nature of the USSR in particular, b) our limited resources and time prevent us from doing a thorough investigation of the situation and c) we were not an active participant in the polemics at the time of the war in Angola (1974-6). (Indeed, we did not characterize ourselves as an ML organisation at the time.)

Our reason for takings pub...
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U.S. Relations with South Africa: An Annotated Bibliography: Volume Two, by Y. G-M Lulat

Volume Two: Periodical Literature and Guide to Sources of Current Information.
A comprehensive two-volume annotated bibliography of books and monographs, journal articles, government documents, documents of nongovernmental organizations, and substantive magazine and newspaper articles published since the late nineteenth century. Annotated entries contain a short abstract, a table of contents, and information on reviews. Each volume contains an author and subject index, and a periodical is ...
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U.S. Relations with South Africa: An Annotated Bibliography: Volume One, by Y G-M Lulat

Volume One: Books, Documents, Reports, and Monographs.
A comprehensive two-volume annotated bibliography of books and monographs, journal articles, government documents, documents of nongovernmental organizations, and substantive magazine and newspaper articles published since the late nineteenth century. Annotated entries contain a short abstract, a table of contents, and information on reviews. Each volume contains an author and subject index, and a periodical is included in Volume Two. T...
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The Bear at the Back Door: The Soviet Threat to the West's Lifeline in Africa, by Sir Walter Walker

Sandton: Valiant, 1978. (ABS): Discusses the Soviet Russian attempts to build power bases, especially military power, in Africa during the 1970s; of historical interest. The Soviet Union has embarked upon a new strategy of world domination that involves not a single firing of a shot. This strategy is one of absorption into its sphere of influence the whole of Southern Africa, the Cape sea route, the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean...
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Visits to S...
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Southern Africa Stands Up: The Revolution in Angola, Mozambique, Rhodesia, Namibia and South Africa, by Wilfred Burchett

Why did we back the losing side in Angola? And why did they lose? What happened in Mozambique? What will be outcome of the insurgency be in Rhodesia? And most importantly, what is really happening, what is the outlook for South Africa itself? Will the fire of revolution seize it and how? What are the plans of the black leadership? Wilfred Burchett has been covering revolutions and wars for more than thirty-five years - first in China and Korea, then in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, and now in Sout...
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Portugal's African Wars, by Arslan Humbaraci and Nicole Muchnik

Author's Note: DURING the final stages of production of this book General Spinola, Portugal's new President, has made overtures to freedom fighters in Africa. Will these overtures result in freedom? I am no futurologist and all I can formulate is an advanced, if personal, opinion.

I believe the new General-President, in spite of his recent metamorphosis into a 'liberal', remains profoundly conservative in outlook and will do his utmost to bring about a NATO-approved neo-colonial solut...
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Angola a country study 1989, Edited by Thomas Collelo

Foreword: This volume is one in a continuing series of books now being prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies—Area Handbook Program. The last page of this book lists the other published studies. Most books in the series deal with a particular foreign country, describing and analyzing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are sh...
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Angola under the Portuguese. The Myth and the Reality, by Gerald J. Bender

From the Introduction: It is difficult to find a single decade during the five centuries of Portugal's presence in Angola when a king or prime minister did not feel compelled to defend the country's colonial policies against foreign and domestic censure. Seldom could the colonial expenditure and efforts be defended on the basis of large profits for the metropolitan treasury or by visible material progress in the African colonies. Portugal was too poor and lacking in manpower to develop the colon...
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PORTUGUESE AFRICA AND THE WEST, by William Minter

A Penguin AFRICAN LIBRARY Series
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover design: by Germano Facetti; photograph by Lord Kilbracken
Date Published: 1972
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 40p

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Portuguese Africa, by James Duffy

Product details
Hardcover: 389 pages
Publisher: Harvard University press (1961)
Language: English
ASIN: B0007HQML2
Package Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds

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Portugal in Africa. by James Duffy

Excerpt: Portugal in Africa is a brief history of Portuguese policies and traditions in Africa, principally in the two large colonies of Angola and Moçambique. In the preparation of this work I have relied to a large extent on my book Portuguese Africa (1959). I have tried to isolate and describe the persistent problems and characteristics of the Portuguese presence in Africa and to show how they lead inevitably into the troubled and uncertain present. There is an extraordinary continuity of Por...
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DESTINY. AT THY CALL WE SHALL NOT FALTER, by Wynand du Toit

From the strong running currents of the Cunene River to the early morning dawn over Cassinga, this book told the story of a South African Special Forces officer's dedication to his cause.

The rivalry between Captain Tom MacLachlan and Timothy Shikongo, commander of SWAPO's Special Units, took the reader on a journey through the Angolan Bush War where no mercy was given or taken with the harsh reality of their destinies: kill or be killed.

When a female doctor was abducted b...
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Die Möre Kom. Weerkaatsings van Oorlog, deur Lt Kol (Afg) Dawid Lotter

Hierdie digbundel is Dawid Lotter se derde. Soos sy vorige digbundels "Kleurskakarings van Skarlaken" en "Wondgom", handel "Die Möre Kom" oor die dienspligjare en oorlog in die algemeen. Die temas wissel van lighartig tot dodelike erns. Die eerste gevegte in Operasie Savannah (1975) word in al die felheid beskryf. Operasie Yahoo (1982) en die Swapo infiltrasie in "Die Driehoek van die Dood" word treffend herleef. Die slag van die Lomba op 3 Oktober 1987 ontvou van begin tot einde in 'n lang epie...
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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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