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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...

For more information about PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP, click here...

 

 
DAILY HEADLINES

12 Nov 1975 :
Zulu Force starts to advance from Lobito towards Luanda, breaching Cuban-MPLA defensive position outside Novo Redondo (Sumbe).


12 Nov 1975 :
MPLA forces blow up the bridge across the Nhia River within sight of the South Africans


12 Nov 1975 :
After defeating ELNA at Quifangondo, the MPLA claims in radio announcements that ELNA had been reinforced with two battalions form Zaire (which was correct) and a company of South African soldiers (which was not correct), as well as a company of mercenaries


12 Nov 1975 :
Battle Group Foxbat finds the battlefield of the previous day, north of Santa Comba, empty and abandoned... the enemy had slipped away during the night


12 Nov 1975 :
A rifleman from 11 Commando was killed in action by enemy mortar fire during a contact with enemy forces while participating in Operation Savannah.


12 Nov 1982 :
Alarm about the South Africans' presence is raised by a fighter of the Popular Defence Organization [militia] of Angola, and the FAPLA [Angolan Armed Forces] are set to intervene


12 Nov 1983 :
A rifleman from 8 South Afriocan Infantry Battalion was killed in action near Chiede in southern Angola while carrying out a daily inspection of an SADF minefield that was laid to prevent insurgent infiltration from the north. During this inspection, one of the claymore mines was accidentally triggered and exploded, killing him instantly.

 
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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
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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