Move The BorderA History of the Greatest Battles of the Angolan Border War 1966-1989

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An account which strives to place the war which South Africa fought in Angola in a historically meaningful perspective.

An account which strives to place the war which South Africa fought in Angola in a historically meaningful perspective. Although the conflict initially centered on the opposing agendas of the SADF and People’s Liberation Army of Namibia of SWAPO, it was to escalate and take on an international Cold War character as Angolan, Cuban, and Soviet protagonists appeared on the stage of the unfolding drama. Apart from the political resolution which was subsequently achieved in South Africa, the war represented the last African liberation struggle for independence from colonial rule.

The aim of this book is to present a concise history of the Angolan Border War from 1966 to 1989. It supplements previous books which have covered periods of the war by breaking the entire duration of the conflict down into six distinctive phases and meticulously reconstructing twenty specific military operations in Angola which changed the course of the war. The perspective which the strategy affords should enable readers to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the individual phases of the war and the context which they provide for its final outcome. Two highly significant events of the war, the battles of Cuvelai (1983/84) and the battle at Indungo (1987), are subjected to particular scrutiny in the overall narrative. The battle at Indungo has been relatively neglected by writers and historians prior to the publication of this book.

The information included in some six chapters of this book forms part of a dissertation for the degree M SocSci at the University of Pretoria which the author completed under the supervision of the acclaimed historian, Professor Fransjohan Pretorius, at the end of 2019. The study carries the title: The Battle at Indungo, 31 October 1987: An SADF military venture against SWAPO in the Angolan Border War.

Marius Scheepers

Marius Scheepers, was born in the small town of Wesselsbron in the Free State Province of South Africa and completed his schooling at Voortrekkerhoogte, Pretoria. During his national service in the Signals Corps of the South African Defence Force, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant.
He was later promoted to the rank of captain in the Citizen Force (Territorials). In 1983 he was posted as Signals Officer to 32 Battalion HQ at Rundu in the operational area on the border between Namibia and Angola. He served for thirteen months behind enemy lines at 32 Battalion’s tactical HQs at Ongiva and Ionde inside Angola from where clandestine operations were conducted to neutralize SWAPO bases.

Marius served as an officer in 32 Battalion, is a veteran of the war, and holds the rank of captain in the SADF. After his military service he qualified as an attorney and today runs his own law firm in Pretoria. In 2020 he was awarded a Master’s Degree of Social Science (History) by the University of Pretoria after he completed a dissertation on the topic: The Battle at Indungo, 31 October 1987: An SADF Military Venture against SWAPO in the Angolan Border War. He is an accomplished author with already one title to his name on the Angolan Border War: Striking inside Angola with 32 Battalion, 30 Degrees South Publishers 2012.

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Weight 0.800 kg
Dimensions 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.8 cm
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Publisher30 Degrees South Publishers Publication Date27/05/2020

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