BATTLE FOR CASSINGA: South Africa’s Controversial Cross-Border Raid, Angola 1978

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BATTLE FOR CASSINGA: South Africa039;s Controversial Cross-Border Raid, Angola 1978

BATTLE FOR CASSINGA: South Africa’s Controversial Cross-Border Raid, Angola 1978 by Mike McWilliams
English | Dec 2011 | ISBN: 1907677399 | 80 Pages | PDF | 77 MB

Battle for Cassinga is written as a firsthand account by an ordinary South African paratrooper who was at the 1978 assault on the Angolan headquarters of PLAN, the armed wing of SWAPO. The book relates why the South African government took the political risk in attacking the fortress in an external operation and examines the SWAPO claims that Cassinga was a refugee camp guarded by a few PLAN soldiers. It also explains why Sam Nujoma the SWAPO leader had no option but to perpetuate this falsehood.