Cuito Cuanavale 30th commemoration 2017/18

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Gen Jannie Geldenhuys is a former South African military commander who served as Chief of the South African Defence Force between 1985 and 1990

Gen Jannie Geldenhuys is a former South African military commander who served as Chief of the South African Defence Force between 1985 and 1990

G6 Rhino

G6 Rhino 155-mm Self-Propelled Gun-Howitzer

The G6 Rhino is a combat proven artillery system. This self-propelled gun-howitzer is in service with the SANDF.

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.

Leesstof vir Vadersdag

Hoe gereeld sê mens dankie vir daardie spesiale man wat gehelp het om jou te maak wie jy vandag is? Ons het ons pa’s grys hare gegee, maar met Vadersdag om die draai is, kan ons weer bietjie dankie sê. En wat is nou ’n beter geskenk as ’n interessante boek?

-Vintage Recruiting Poster For The South African Special Forces ,Recces !

-Vintage Recruiting Poster For The South African Special Forces ,Recces !

MPLA soldiers with captured South African tank, Cuito Cuanavale, 1988.

Jeremy Harding · Apartheid’s Last Stand · LRB 17 March 2016

Angolans sustained immense losses in the fight to end apartheid. It was certainly heroic, but it was ruinous too...

End Conscription Campaign Poster (1987)

ILLEGAL GATHERINGS : Play and the Durban Alternative Scene (c. 1990)

Play was an "alternative" nightclub in my hometown Durban. For a few years around 1990, it was the headquarters for the Durban alternative party movement - a collective of freaks, geeks and...

Battle of Cuito Cuanavale - 1987

Battle of Cuito Cuanavale - 1987

This video shows the truth about what happened in late 1987 in South-East Angola. The video says it all, but the SADF/Unita forces seriously crushed the Com...

The Soviet Military Mission in Cuito Cuanavale. Soviet officers pose with a monkey. Photograph taken sometime during 1988.

The Soviet Military Mission in Cuito Cuanavale. Soviet officers pose with a monkey. Photograph taken sometime during 1988.

A Soviet officer at Cuito Cuanavale in 1987.

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Союз Ветеранов Анголы

Soviet officers making ravioli during The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale. Yes, ravioli. Yummers!

Soviet officers making ravioli during The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale. Yes, ravioli. Yummers!

Angolan, Cuban, and Soviet officers present medals for "The Defense of Cuito Cuanavale". Photo taken sometime during 1988.

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On "The Road of Life or Death" between Menongue [sic] and Cuito Cuanavale. Soviet military translator A. Shishov catches a lift on a BDRM with Angolan soldiers. Dated sometime in 1988.

On "The Road of Life or Death" between Menongue [sic] and Cuito Cuanavale. Soviet military translator A. Shishov catches a lift on a BDRM with Angolan soldiers. Dated sometime in 1988.