By Mike McWilliams
Conflict for Cassinga is written as a firsthand account through a normal South African paratrooper who used to be on the 1978 attack at the Angolan headquarters of PLAN, the armed wing of SWAPO. The ebook relates why the South African executive took the political danger in attacking the citadel in an exterior operation and examines the SWAPO claims that Cassinga used to be a refugee camp guarded by means of a number of PLAN squaddies. It additionally explains why Sam Nujoma the SWAPO chief had no alternative yet to perpetuate this falsehood. The conflict, even though a convincing good fortune, suffered a few setbacks which can were disastrous to the South African paratroopers had they now not maintained the initiative. The improvisations made by means of the commander Col Jan Breytenbach ensured fallacious bounce and terrible intelligence didn't adversely impact the end result. The unexpected Soviet-made anti-aircraft weapons used opposed to either plane and floor troops threatened to derail the assault. An visual appeal of a giant column of armor manned by way of Cubans from the within reach city of Techamutete, while part the South African strength had already left the battleground, put the rest frivolously armed paratroopers in mortal hazard. The landmines laid by means of the South Africans, including the courageous activities of the South African Air strength pilots kept the day, permitting the rest forces to withdraw competently. conflict for Cassinga seems in any respect the gamers in a serious mild. SWAPO and PLAN, the SADF and the commanders from either side, Dimo Amaambo of PLAN and Jan Breytenbach of the SADF in addition to the courageous squaddies from either side who fought for his or her political ideologies yet might be, extra importantly, for his or her personal band of brothers.
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BATTLE FOR CASSINGA: South Africa's Controversial Cross-Border Raid, Angola 1978 (Namibia) by Mike McWilliams