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The Resource The SADF in the Border War, 1966-1989, Leopold Scholtz, (electronic resource)

The SADF in the Border War, 1966-1989, Leopold Scholtz, (electronic resource)

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The SADF in the Border War, 1966-1989
Title
The SADF in the Border War, 1966-1989
Statement of responsibility
Leopold Scholtz
Title variation
South African Defence Forces in the Border War 1966-1989
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The SADF in the Border War 1966-1989 offers the first comprehensive analysis of the South African Defense Force's role in the Border War in Namibia and Angola since the end of this conflict in 1989. It investigates the causes of the Border War and follows its progress and escalation in the 1980s. It also considers the broader international context against which this conflict took place. The author brings vital new information to light gained from documents which have since been declassified. This includes documents from the State Security Council, the department of foreign affairs, the SADF itself, as well as from the Cuban and Soviet governments. It sheds light on the objectives of the National Party government in both Angola and the former Southwest Africa, the SADF's strategy in the war and its cross-border operations in Angola. To sketch as complete a picture as possible of individual operations, the author not only interviewed several high ranking SADF officers, but also included information from the Cuban archives and testimonies of Cuban and Russian officers. All the major operations and battles are discussed, including Savannah, Reindeer, Sceptic, Protea and Moduler, as well as the battles of Cassinga and Cuito Cuanavale. Where a battle had no clear winner, the author asks what the aim was of each of the parties involved and whether they succeeded in achieving that goal. In this way, he offers fresh perspectives on long-running and often controversial debates, for instance on who won the battle of Cuito Cuanavale. In the last chapter, the author looks at the objectives of all the parties involved in the war and whether they achieved them. In the process he tries to answer the all-important question: Who won the Border War?
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Scholtz, Leopold
Dewey number
967.3042368
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • South Africa
  • Electronic books
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • Angola
  • Angola
  • Angola
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
The SADF in the Border War, 1966-1989, Leopold Scholtz, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12383364
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781913118044
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12383364
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12383364
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The SADF in the Border War, 1966-1989, Leopold Scholtz, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12383364
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781913118044
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12383364
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12383364
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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