BATTLE FOR CASSINGA: South Africa's Controversial by Mike McWilliams

By Mike McWilliams

Conflict for Cassinga is written as a firsthand account through a standard South African paratrooper who was once on the 1978 attack at the Angolan headquarters of PLAN, the armed wing of SWAPO. The publication relates why the South African govt took the political threat in attacking the castle in an exterior operation and examines the SWAPO claims that Cassinga used to be a refugee camp guarded via a couple of PLAN squaddies. It additionally explains why Sam Nujoma the SWAPO chief had no choice yet to perpetuate this falsehood. The conflict, even supposing a powerful good fortune, suffered a few setbacks that could were disastrous to the South African paratroopers had they now not maintained the initiative. The improvisations made by way of the commander Col Jan Breytenbach ensured unsuitable bounce and terrible intelligence didn't adversely have an effect on the 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 means of Cubans from the within sight city of Techamutete, while part the South African strength had already left the battleground, put the remainder calmly armed paratroopers in mortal chance. The landmines laid through the South Africans, including the courageous activities of the South African Air strength pilots stored the day, permitting the remainder forces to withdraw properly. conflict for Cassinga appears in any respect the gamers in a serious mild. SWAPO and PLAN, the SADF and the commanders from each 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 probably, extra importantly, for his or her personal band of brothers.

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