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➸ Battle on the Lomba 1987: Battle on the Lomba 1987 Download ➿ Author David Mannall – Sro-spb.pro The climactic death throes of Soviet Communism during the 1980s included a last gasp attempt at strategic franchise expansion in Southern Africa Channeled through Castro's Cuba oil rich Angolan armed The climactic death throes of Soviet Communism during the 1980s included a last gasp attempt at strategic franchise expansion in Southern Africa Channeled through Castro's Cuba oil rich Angolan armed forces FAPLA received billions of dollars of advanced weaponry including MiG 23 and Sukhoi fighter jets SAM 8 missile systems and thousands of ard vehicles Their intent to eradicate the US backed Angolan opposition UNITA then push southwards into South Africa's protectorate SWANamibia ostensibly as liberators 1985 saw the first large scale mechanized offensive in Southern African history Russian Generals planned and oversaw the offensive but without properly accounting for the tenacity of UNITA supported by the South African Defense Forces SADF or the treacherous terrain typical in the rainy season The '85 offensive floundered in the mud and FAPLA returned to their capital Luanda The South Africans stood down confident their 'covert' support for UNITA had demonstrated the folly of prosecuting war so far from home against Africa's military Superpower The South Africans were mistaken Fidel and FAPLA immediately redoubled their efforts strengthening fifteen battalions with evenSoviet hardware while Russian and Cuban specialists oversaw troop training As Cuban and Angola fighter pilots honed their skills over the skies of Northern Angola David Mannall a normal 17 year old kid completing High School was preparing for two years of compulsory military service before beginning Tertiary education Through a series of fateful twists he found himself leading soldiers in a number of full scale ard clashes including the largest and most decisive battle on African soil since World War II This is the David and Goliath story that due to seismic political changes in the region has never been truthfully told The author lifts the hatch on his story of how Charlie Suadron comprising just twelve 90mm AFVs crewed by 36 national servicemen as part of the elite 61 Mechanized Battalion engaged and effectively annihilated the giant FAPLA 47th Ard Brigade in one day 3 October 1987 Their 90mm cannons were never designed as tank killers but any assurances that it would never be used against heavy armor were left in the classroom during the three month operation and neverstarkly than the decisive 'Battle on The Lomba River' The Communist backed offensive died that day along with hundreds of opposition fighters 47th Brigade survivors abandoned their remaining euipment fleeing north across the Lomba eventually joining the 59th Brigade in what became a full scale retreat of over ten thousand soldiers to Cuito Cuanevale ## The myth perpetuated by post apartheid politicians goes something like this the SADF force that destroyed 47th Brigade on 3 October numbered 6000 men and that all the hard yards were run by the long suffering UNITA The inconvenient truth is that there were just 36 South African boys on the frontline that day but it is also true to say they would never have achieved such a stunning victory without the support of manyThis is their story.

The climactic death throes of Soviet Communism during the 1980s included a last gasp attempt at strategic franchise expansion in Southern Africa Channeled through Castro's Cuba oil rich Angolan armed forces FAPLA received billions of dollars of advanced weaponry including MiG 23 and Sukhoi fighter jets SAM 8 missile systems and thousands of ard vehicles Their intent to eradicate the US backed Angolan opposition UNITA then push southwards into South Africa's protectorate SWANamibia ostensibly as liberators 1985 saw the first large scale mechanized offensive in Southern African history Russian Generals planned and oversaw the offensive but without properly accounting for the tenacity of UNITA supported by the South African Defense Forces SADF or the treacherous terrain typical in the rainy season The '85 offensive floundered in the mud and FAPLA returned to their capital Luanda The South Africans stood down confident their 'covert' support for UNITA had demonstrated the folly of prosecuting war so far from home against Africa's military Superpower The South Africans were mistaken Fidel and FAPLA immediately redoubled their efforts strengthening fifteen battalions with evenSoviet hardware while Russian and Cuban specialists oversaw troop training As Cuban and Angola fighter pilots honed their skills over the skies of Northern Angola David Mannall a normal 17 year old kid completing High School was preparing for two years of compulsory military service before beginning Tertiary education Through a series of fateful twists he found himself leading soldiers in a number of full scale ard clashes including the largest and most decisive battle on African soil since World War II This is the David and Goliath story that due to seismic political changes in the region has never been truthfully told The author lifts the hatch on his story of how Charlie Suadron comprising just twelve 90mm AFVs crewed by 36 national servicemen as part of the elite 61 Mechanized Battalion engaged and effectively annihilated the giant FAPLA 47th Ard Brigade in one day 3 October 1987 Their 90mm cannons were never designed as tank killers but any assurances that it would never be used against heavy armor were left in the classroom during the three month operation and neverstarkly than the decisive 'Battle on The Lomba River' The Communist backed offensive died that day along with hundreds of opposition fighters 47th Brigade survivors abandoned their remaining euipment fleeing north across the Lomba eventually joining the 59th Brigade in what became a full scale retreat of over ten thousand soldiers to Cuito Cuanevale ## The myth perpetuated by post apartheid politicians goes something like this the SADF force that destroyed 47th Brigade on 3 October numbered 6000 men and that all the hard yards were run by the long suffering UNITA The inconvenient truth is that there were just 36 South African boys on the frontline that day but it is also true to say they would never have achieved such a stunning victory without the support of manyThis is their story.

battle pdf lomba mobile 1987: pdf battle kindle lomba download 1987 book Battle on download the Lomba mobile the Lomba 1987: Battle pdf on the Lomba pdf on the Lomba 1987: Battle kindle Battle on the Lomba 1987: Battle on the Lomba 1987 eBookThe climactic death throes of Soviet Communism during the 1980s included a last gasp attempt at strategic franchise expansion in Southern Africa Channeled through Castro's Cuba oil rich Angolan armed forces FAPLA received billions of dollars of advanced weaponry including MiG 23 and Sukhoi fighter jets SAM 8 missile systems and thousands of ard vehicles Their intent to eradicate the US backed Angolan opposition UNITA then push southwards into South Africa's protectorate SWANamibia ostensibly as liberators 1985 saw the first large scale mechanized offensive in Southern African history Russian Generals planned and oversaw the offensive but without properly accounting for the tenacity of UNITA supported by the South African Defense Forces SADF or the treacherous terrain typical in the rainy season The '85 offensive floundered in the mud and FAPLA returned to their capital Luanda The South Africans stood down confident their 'covert' support for UNITA had demonstrated the folly of prosecuting war so far from home against Africa's military Superpower The South Africans were mistaken Fidel and FAPLA immediately redoubled their efforts strengthening fifteen battalions with evenSoviet hardware while Russian and Cuban specialists oversaw troop training As Cuban and Angola fighter pilots honed their skills over the skies of Northern Angola David Mannall a normal 17 year old kid completing High School was preparing for two years of compulsory military service before beginning Tertiary education Through a series of fateful twists he found himself leading soldiers in a number of full scale ard clashes including the largest and most decisive battle on African soil since World War II This is the David and Goliath story that due to seismic political changes in the region has never been truthfully told The author lifts the hatch on his story of how Charlie Suadron comprising just twelve 90mm AFVs crewed by 36 national servicemen as part of the elite 61 Mechanized Battalion engaged and effectively annihilated the giant FAPLA 47th Ard Brigade in one day 3 October 1987 Their 90mm cannons were never designed as tank killers but any assurances that it would never be used against heavy armor were left in the classroom during the three month operation and neverstarkly than the decisive 'Battle on The Lomba River' The Communist backed offensive died that day along with hundreds of opposition fighters 47th Brigade survivors abandoned their remaining euipment fleeing north across the Lomba eventually joining the 59th Brigade in what became a full scale retreat of over ten thousand soldiers to Cuito Cuanevale ## The myth perpetuated by post apartheid politicians goes something like this the SADF force that destroyed 47th Brigade on 3 October numbered 6000 men and that all the hard yards were run by the long suffering UNITA The inconvenient truth is that there were just 36 South African boys on the frontline that day but it is also true to say they would never have achieved such a stunning victory without the support of manyThis is their story.

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