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Battle on the Lomba, 1987 the day a South African armoured battalion shattred Angola’s last mechanised offensive : a crew commander’s account

dc.contributor.authorEsterhuyse, Abelen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-08T06:46:09Z
dc.date.available2016-09-08T06:46:09Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationEsterhuyse, A. 2015. Battle on the Lomba, 1987 the day a South African armoured battalion shattred Angola’s last mechanised offensive : a crew commander’s account. Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies, 43(2):204–207, doi:10.5787/43-2-1132
dc.identifier.issn2224-0020 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1022-8136 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.5787/43-2-1132
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/99616
dc.descriptionCITATION: Esterhuyse, A. 2015. Battle on the Lomba, 1987 the day a South African armoured battalion shattred Angola’s last mechanised offensive : a crew commander’s account. Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies, 43(2):204–207, doi:10.5787/43-2-1132.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://scientiamilitaria.journals.ac.za
dc.description.abstractWriting about the Namibian Border War and South African involvement in the Angolan Civil War is difficult. Many South Africans have been conscripted or willingly served in the military at the time and find it difficult to distance themselves from their own experiences and their personal involvement in many of the operations that were conducted by the South African military. The issue is also clouded by the current South African government’s association with what happened on the other side of the hill[i]and, more specifically, their support for the winning narrative of the Cuban–Angolan forces. Many previous South African Defence Force (SADF) soldiers are also facing the wounds of post-traumatic stress because of their exposure to the battlefield experiences of the war. It is very often difficult to navigate between perceptions and reality and to find the truth in the debate about who won the so-called Battle for Cuito Cuanavale.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://scientiamilitaria.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1132
dc.format.extent4 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy)
dc.subjectAngolan civil waren_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africa -- Border war -- 1966-1989 -- Personal narrativeen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africa. Armed forces -- Angolaen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africa. South African Defence Force -- Historyen_ZA
dc.subjectCuito Cuanavale -- Battle foren_ZA
dc.titleBattle on the Lomba, 1987 the day a South African armoured battalion shattred Angola’s last mechanised offensive : a crew commander’s accounten_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderStellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy)


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