A pair of Soviet officers pose on "The Road of Life or Death" somewhere between Menongue and Cuito Cuanavale. Date sometime in 1988.

A pair of Soviet officers pose on "The Road of Life or Death" somewhere between Menongue and Cuito Cuanavale.

Angolan, Soviet, and Cuban soldiers pose for a group photograph near Cuito Cuanavale. Photograph taken in April 1988.

Angolan, Soviet, and Cuban soldiers pose for a group photograph near Cuito Cuanavale.

The Angolan Civil War, beginning at the time of the country's independence from Portugal in 1975, was a 27-year struggle involving the deaths of over 500,000 soldiers and civilians. Though the fighting officially ended in 2002, Angola remains in economic and social turmoil with a massive refugee crisis and millions of landmines impeding farming practices.

This Day in History: Jun Cease-fire established in Angolan civil war

Dead (?) Swapo insurgent - Rhodesian/South African wars, 1980

Dead (?) Swapo insurgent - Rhodesian/South African wars, 1980

Propaganda ! These PLAN Guerillas were killed in combat by Koevoet, not "murdered". Very stupid reporting.

These PLAN Guerillas were killed in combat by Koevoet, not "murdered!

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