Angola the Failure of Operation Savannah 1975

by Miguel Junior



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/9/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781728396620
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781728396637

About the Book

After 1974, the South African involvement in the war in Angola begins with the triggering of Operation Savannah, a large-scale military land offensive that began in October 1975. But the military offensive land forces of the South African Defence Forces were faced with the Widespread Popular Resistance and Operation Carlota, military action designed to halt the South African offensive impulse. Under these conditions, the armed conflict in Angola becomes a conventional war because of the dimension of the forces involved and the amount of technical military resources employed by the players. Over the course of the war, there were offensive moves; defensive manoeuvres; and all kinds of fire, friction, resistance, incursions, combat, retreats, and marches until the South African Defence Forces were expelled from Angolan territory on March 1976. In general, this book analyses Operation Savannah and its developments from a strategic-operational and tactical point of view.

About the Author

Miguel Junior is a general officer of the Angolan Armed Forces and a military historian. He has published six books and is the co-author and organizer of two others. He has written several articles on defence, security, and history.