Cuito Cuanavale: Frontline Accounts by Soviet Soldiers
This volume concentrates on the climax of this conflict, the months-long battle of Cuito Cuanavale in 1987/8, 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.
The Soviet soldiers' 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. At the same time they offer new insights into the conflict.
About the editor
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 modern South Africa's history, six books on the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902, two books on South Africa's army and military industry, and six books of memoirs about the Angolan war (one of them in English and one in Russo-English).
Editor Gennady Shubin