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The escalating nature of war aid

While arrangements were made for the supply of weapons to the FNLA and UNITA, there existed some doubt about the effective application of the weapons by the forces to which is was transferred. It was seen to be a fact that the troops of the FNLA and UNITA have been trained for guerrilla- but not conventional-warfare. A second step was therefore required. If you give a man a weapon, you should also show him how to use it, otherwise it was worth nothing. And not only this either, a war is not conducted by people, but by combat units. It was therefore logical that combat units had to be trained in the use of the weapons which they had to employ together.


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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
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