Angolan Civil War 1975-2002

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Can imagine my dad sitting there the way he tells his stories. Once Were Warriors, South African Air Force, South Afrika, Army Day, Defence Force, United States Army, Military Life, African History, Vietnam War
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Namibia in the 80's

Letter for conscript from home (RSA)

Angola, Photograph by Ernesto Fernandez Nogueras. Cuban soldiers in Angola.

Angola, 1982. Photograph by Ernesto Fernandez Nogueras. Cuban soldiers in Angola.

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RPG 7

Note the mortar puts next to the volleyball court West Africa, South Africa, Once Were Warriors, Airborne Ranger, Army Pics, Army Day, Defence Force, Korean War, Troops
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Oshakati 1980

Note the mortar puts next to the volleyball court

SADF G6 Rhino, 1980's

Victor's banner: John Liebenberg's photograph showing an SADF convoy entering Namibia, August 1988

Replaying Cuito Cuanavale

The battle of Cuito Cuanavale was a key moment in the smokescreen conflict of the Cold War played out in southern Africa. Gary Baines looks at the ways in which opposing sides are now remembering the event.

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SADF: 32 Battalion troops before Ops Alpha Centauri, 1986

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32bn soldier with a snake he caught, Angola 1980's

Commander of 20 SA Brigade. Colonel P.S Fouché with two Russian artillery pieces taken by the SADF during the Operation Hooper attack on 21 Brigade Uganda, Army Pics, Defence Force, Special Forces, Military History, Armed Forces, Troops, South Africa, Vietnam
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South Africa’s forgotten 'dirty war' against Cuban-backed Communists revealed in incredible pics

Commander of 20 SA Brigade. Colonel P.S Fouché with two M-46 Russian artillery pieces taken by the SADF during the Operation Hooper attack on 21 Brigade

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Floats like a butterfly, stings like a BOMB! (25yrs today)

Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bomb Those who spent time in Angola during the border war of the 1970’s and 80’s will understand this; FOXHOLE-digging in Angola was without doubt your favour…

Brigade, the day after the attack. Have a really good look and you will see body parts and bodies. Have a look at the broken branches to give you and idea of the rate of fire that we brought down on them. Defence Force, South Africa, African, Fire, Body Parts, Branches, Soldiers, 21st, Sad
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War in Angola