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Author Pombo, author.

Title Cuba & Angola : The War for Freedom / Harry Villegas "Pombo" ; [edited by Martín Koppel and Mary-Alice Waters].

Publication Info. New York : Pathfinder, [2017]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead FD  968.0009048 P77 2017    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 121 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Our internationalism in Africa was born with the Cuban Revolution -- Fall of Portuguese empire and defeat of South Africa's first invasion, 1975-76 -- UNITA and South Africa : The irregular war, 1976-87 -- The battle of Cangamba -- Cuito Cuanavale, Calueque, and defeat of the apartheid regime, 1987-91 -- Internationalist missions in Ethiopia and Mozambique -- 'Fidel's leadership was decisive'.
Summary "Beginning in 1975 an epic battle was waged for the future of southern Africa. The Angolan people had just thrown off 500 years of Portuguese colonial brutality. Now South Africa's white supremacist regime, spurred by Washington, had invaded Angola. Its goal: to impose a government beholden to Pretoria and imperialism. Angola's government appealed for help. The response of Cuba's leadership was immediate and decisive. A hard-fought war for freedom ended in 1988 at the battle of Cuito Cuanavale, with the crushing defeat of South Africa's army by Angolan, Cuban, and Namibian combatants. This is the story of Cuba's unparalleled contribution to the fight to free Africa from the scourge of apartheid. And how, in the doing, Cuba's socialist revolution also was strengthened"--Back cover.
Subject Civil War (Angola : 1975-2002) (OCoLC)fst01352294
Africa, Southern -- History -- 1975-
Cold War -- Political aspects -- Africa, Southern.
Africa, Southern -- Politics and government -- 1975-1994.
Africa, Southern -- Foreign relations -- 1975-1994.
Africa, Southern -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements.
Angola -- History -- Civil War, 1975-2002 -- Participation, Cuban.
Angola -- Military relations -- Cuba.
Cuba -- Military relations -- Angola.
Autonomy and independence movements. (OCoLC)fst01736040
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Military participation -- Cuban. (OCoLC)fst01353711
Military relations. (OCoLC)fst01353799
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Africa, Southern. (OCoLC)fst01239519
Angola. (OCoLC)fst01208401
Cuba. (OCoLC)fst01205805
Chronological Term Since 1975
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Koppel, Martín, editor.
Waters, Mary-Alice, 1942- editor.
Added Title Cuba and Angola : the war for freedom
ISBN 9781604880939 (paperback)
1604880937 (paperback)
Standard No. 99972172255

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