Pinterest
South Africa's armed forces invaded Angola in 1975, setting off a war that had consequences for the whole region that are still felt today. A Far-Away War contributes to a wider understanding of this war in Angola and Namibia. The book does not only look at the war from an "old" South African (Defence Force) perspective, but also gives a voice to participants “on the other side” – emphasising the role of the Cubans and Russians.

South Africa's armed forces invaded Angola in 1975, setting off a war that had consequences for the whole region that are still felt today. A Far-Away War contributes to a wider understanding of this war in Angola and Namibia. The book does not only look at the war from an "old" South African (Defence Force) perspective, but also gives a voice to participants “on the other side” – emphasising the role of the Cubans and Russians.

angola war  | Angola War. We were listening to the news while Pik Botha denied that our troops were in Angola. My mother was angry at him, called him a liar. A year in hell for so many.

angola war | Angola War. We were listening to the news while Pik Botha denied that our troops were in Angola. My mother was angry at him, called him a liar. A year in hell for so many.

Portuguese soldiers on Patrol in Angola - Colonial War 1961

Portuguese soldiers on Patrol in Angola - Colonial War 1961

Portuguese army Company of Caçadores Especiais in Angola - Colonial War 1961-1974

Portuguese army Company of Caçadores Especiais in Angola - Colonial War

Bats, African

South Africa, Africans

South Africa, Africans

Portuguese Military Service Medal - Angola 1968-1970

Portuguese Military Service Medal - Angola 1968-1970