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Timeline and Daily Headlines

I have tried to compile a database of daily events that were significant to the War In Angola so that they could be viewed on a daily and chronological basis. This is still very much a Work in Progress which already contains thousands of entries, but it still has a long way to go before being all-comprehensive.

As far as I can I will link entries to relevant sections or pages on the War In Angola portal for those users that would like to read a little bit more. Again, your participation and contribution to the information contained herein are invaluable and much appreciated.

I regret that I could only open up the Daily Headlines to Public (non-registered) and Registered users. Only Registered users with Credits and PREMIUM MEMBERS are able to access the functionality to view the events by selected year and month...

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DAILY HEADLINES

15 Dec 1974 :
Chipenda expelled from MPLA.


15 Dec 1975 :
Battle Group Orange's advance is halted at the Pombuige River when it is discovered that this bridge have also being destroyed


15 Dec 1975 :
UNITA receives a message that the bridge across the Lumeje River at the town with the same name, has been destroyed. A reconnaissance flight confirms this fact.


15 Dec 1975 :
Combat Team Errol (of Battle Group X-Ray), under Capt van Rensburg, advances towards the Kasai River from where they could see Luma Cassai, but the advance is halted when they are fired upon and discover that the bridge have been burnt down.


15 Dec 1975 :
Minister P.W. Botha announces that the National Service of certain members have been extended from betwen three to twelve weeks


15 Dec 1976 :
A corporal from Regiment Algoa Bay was killed in action after suffering multiple shrapnel wounds when his temporary base near Oshikango came under heavy enemy mortar attack from a group of SWAPO/PLAN insurgents using a Soviet 82 mm mortar mounted on the back of a truck. The platoon OP had noticed the trucks lights and had climbed down the tree to inform the mortar position of the truck's position. He was on his way back to his post when at approximately 22h00, the SWAPO/PLAN insurgents opened fire. The mortar platoon launched counter-fire and 36 x 60mm High Explosive bombs were fired into the insurgent position and the truck was knocked out after receiving a direct hit.


15 Dec 1983 :
One member of the local population in the Kavango is murdered by terrorists


15 Dec 1983 :
In a letter to the United Nations Secretary-General, South Africa offers to begin, from 31 January 1984, disengaging troops stationed in Angola, provided that Luanda taken reciprocal steps to see that its own troops, as well as those of Cuba and SWAPO do not exploit the resultant situation

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

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