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Bush Wars: The Road to Cuito Cuanavale <br> edited by Gennady Shubin and Andrei Tokarev

Bush Wars: The Road to Cuito Cuanavale <br> edited by Gennady Shubin and Andrei Tokarev

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For almost fifteen years South Africa was involved in a civil war in Angola, the so-called Bush War, on behalf of the UNITA faction. The climax of this portrayed conflict was the battle of Cuito Cuanavale, the largest military engagement on African soil since the Second World War. Here South African forces came to blows with Angolan FAPLA troops and their Cuban allies in a battle whose outcome is still hotly debated.


Thousands of South African conscripts took part in the Bush War and their stories are beginning to be told. What is much less known is the view from the other side. This book provides, for the first time in English, first-hand, personal accounts of the conflict, leading up to Cuito Cuanavale, as told by Soviet advisers to the Angolan army. Their experience of the war and their views and assessment of their South African enemies as well as their Cuban and Angolan allies will surprise and fascinate South African readers and at the same time offer new insights into the conflict.

About the Editors
- Dr Gennady Shubin is a Senior Researcher for the Institute for African Studies in the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He has published 17 books (nine of them are co-authored) including three books on the modern RSA's history, six books on the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902, two books on RSA's Army and Military Industry and six books of memoirs about Angolan war (one of them in English and one is Russo-English).

- Dr Andrei Tokarev is head of the Centre for South African Studies at the Africa Institute in Moscow and an Associate Professor at the Military University in Moscow


Editors Gennady Shubin, Andrei Tokarev
ISBN 9781431401857
Format Paperback
Pages 200p.

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