Gerrit van der Wolf

Gerrit van der Wolf

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Angola,Namibia,Puma,South Africa,Planes

From the familiar log model to Swiss chalets and Swedish friggebods, cabins are the simplest of structures, made from local materials in forms that respond to climatic and cultural needs. However, these no-frills wilderness escapes no longer require giving up modern comforts and aesthetics. Today’s cabins synthesize traditional typology with present-day design know-how and allow architectural explorations in a way traditional homes rarely do. Here we highlight five modern retreats that…

From the familiar log model to Swiss chalets and Swedish friggebods, cabins are the simplest of structures, made from local materials in forms that respond to climatic and cultural needs. However, these no-frills wilderness escapes no longer require giving up modern comforts and aesthetics. Today’s cabins synthesize traditional typology with present-day design know-how and allow architectural explorations in a way traditional homes rarely do. Here we highlight five modern retreats that…

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.

I picked this up in SA, it looks like an interesting read. Luckily it advertises that it gives both sides of the conflict, and a Cuban perspective as well. Despite being a hot-button issue (which I understand) the African wars of the 1960s-1990s are an under appreciated study in COIN.

I picked this up in SA, it looks like an interesting read. Luckily it advertises that it gives both sides of the conflict, and a Cuban perspective as well. Despite being a hot-button issue (which I understand) the African wars of the 1960s-1990s are an under appreciated study in COIN.