Modern African Wars (2)

Modern African Wars (2)

Angola and Mozambique 1961–74

Men-at-Arms 202
  • Author: Peter Abbott
  • Illustrator: Ronald Volstad
  • Short code: MAA 202
  • Publication Date: 28 Jul 1988
  • Number of Pages: 48
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ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY AS AN E-BOOK. Portugal was both the first and the last of the great European colonial powers. For 500 years Portugal had colonies in Africa. In 1960, as liberation movements swept across colonial Africa, the Portuguese flag still flew over vast expanses of territory across the continent. The spread of decolonization and the establishment of independent states whose governments were sympathetic to the cause of African nationalism led, in the early 1960s, to a series of wars in Angola, Guiné and Mozambique. This book details each of these liberation movements, focusing on the equipment, uniforms and organization of the Portuguese forces.

Biographical Note

Peter Abbott is a retired university lecturer. He has written or co-authored a number of Men-at-Arms titles for Osprey. He is particularly interested in 19th and 20th century armies that are less well known to the English speaking reader, and he has been collecting material on the various Ukrainian forces for many years. A respected historian specializing in 20th century Africa, Manuel Rodrigues also contributed to this book. RONALD VOLSTAD was born in 1949 in Alberta, Canada, where he still lives and works. Like several of Osprey's leading military illustrators he had no formal art training, though he did work in a TV company's art department - before spending 15 years operating heavy machinery in the oil industry. His first illustrations were published in 1970; since then he has become widely known for his work in Squadron and Osprey publications and for Dragon Models, and has also worked as a courtroom artist for TV news.

Contents

Preface Portugal's African Empire The Liberation Movements The Portuguese Forces The Portuguese Forces in Action The Plates

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