ePUB Al J. Venter ¸ Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa: Lisbon's Three Wars ¸

[Reading] ➿ Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa: Lisbon's Three Wars in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea 1961-74 Author Al J. Venter – Sro-spb.pro Nominated for the NYMAS Arthur Goodzeit Book Award 2013Portugal's three wars in Africa in Angola Mozambiue and Portuguese Guinea Guin Bissau today lasted almost 13 years longer than the United States Nominated for the NYMAS Arthur Goodzeit Book Award 2013Portugal's three wars in Africa in Angola Mozambiue and Portuguese Guinea Guin Bissau today lasted almost 13 years longer than the United States Army fought in Vietnam Yet they are among the most underreported conflicts of the modern era Commonly referred to as Lisbon's Overseas War Guerra do Ultramar or in the former colonies the War of Liberation Guerra de Libertao these struggles played a seminal role in ending white rule in Southern Africa Though hardly on the scale of hostilities being fought in South East Asia the casualty count by the time a military coup d'tat took place in Lisbon in April 1974 was significant It was certainly enough to cause Portugal to call a halt to violence and pull all its troops back to the Metropolis Ultimately Lisbon was to move out of Africa altogether when hundreds of thousands of Portuguese nationals returned to Europe the majority having left everything they owned behind Independence for all thIndeed on a recent visit to Central Mozambiue in 2013 a youthful member of the American Peace Corps told this author that despite have former colonies including the Atlantic islands followed soon afterwards Lisbon ruled its African territories forthan five centuries not always undisputed by its black and mestizo subjects but effectively enough to create a lasting Lusitanian tradition That imprint is indelible and remains engraved in language social s and cultural traditions that sometimes havein common with Europe than with Africa Today most of the newspapers in Luanda Maputo formerly Lourenco Marues and Bissau are in Portuguese as is the language taught in their schools and used by their respective representatives in international bodies to which they all subscribe ing been embroiled in conflict with the Portuguese for many years in the 1960s and 1970s he found the local people with whom he came into contact inordinately fond of their erstwhile 'colonial overlords' As a foreign correspondent Al Venter covered all three wars overthan a decade spending lengthy periods in the territories while going on operations with the Portuguese army marines and air force In the process he wrote several books on these conflicts including a report on the conflict in Portuguese Guinea for the Munger Africana Library of the California Institute of Technology Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa represents an amalgam of these efforts At the same time this book is not an official history but rather a journalist's perspective of military events as viewed by somebody who has made a career of reporting on overseas wars Africa's especially Venter's camera was always at hand; most of the images used between these covers are his His approach is both intrusive and personal and he would like to believe that he has managed to record for posterity a tiny but vital segment of African histo.

RyNominated for the NYMAS Arthur Goodzeit Book Award 2013Portugal's three wars in Africa in Angola Mozambiue and Portuguese Guinea Guin Bissau today lasted almost 13 years longer than the United States Army fought in Vietnam Yet they are among the most underreported conflicts of the modern era Commonly referred to as Lisbon's Overseas War Guerra do Ultramar or in the former colonies the War of Liberation Guerra de Libertao these struggles played a seminal role in ending white rule in Southern Africa Though hardly on the scale of hostilities being fought in South East Asia the casualty count by the time a military coup d'tat took place in Lisbon in April 1974 was significant It was certainly enough to cause Portugal to call a halt to violence and pull all its troops back to the Metropolis Ultimately Lisbon was to move out of Africa altogether when hundreds of thousands of Portuguese nationals returned to Europe the majority having left everything they owned behind Independence for all thIndeed on a recent visit to Central Mozambiue in 2013 a youthful member of the American Peace Corps told this author that despite have former colonies including the Atlantic islands followed soon afterwards Lisbon ruled its African territories forthan five centuries not always undisputed by its black and mestizo subjects but effectively enough to create a lasting Lusitanian tradition That imprint is indelible and remains engraved in language social s and cultural traditions that sometimes havein common with Europe than with Africa Today most of the newspapers in Luanda Maputo formerly Lourenco Marues and Bissau are in Portuguese as is the language taught in their schools and used by their respective representatives in international bodies to which they all subscribe ing been embroiled in conflict with the Portuguese for many years in the 1960s and 1970s he found the local people with whom he came into contact inordinately fond of their erstwhile 'colonial overlords' As a foreign correspondent Al Venter covered all three wars overthan a decade spending lengthy periods in the territories while going on operations with the Portuguese army marines and air force In the process he wrote several books on these conflicts including a report on the conflict in Portuguese Guinea for the Munger Africana Library of the California Institute of TechnologyPortugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa represents an amalgam of these efforts At the same time this book is not an official history but rather a journalist's perspective of military events as viewed by somebody who has made a career of reporting on overseas wars Africa's especially Venter's camera was always at hand; most of the images used between these covers are hisHis approach is both intrusive and personal and he would like to believe that he has managed to record for posterity a tiny but vital segment of African histo.

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ePUB Al J. Venter ¸ Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa: Lisbon's Three Wars ¸

ePUB Al J. Venter ¸ Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa: Lisbon's Three Wars ¸

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