Portugal's War in Angola 1961-1974, by W.S. Van Der Waals
Book published by Protea (Pretoria) in 2011, 320 pages. Paperback (N4924)
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From the rear side cover: The Angolan war has been described as the bloodiest colonial insurgency in the history of Africa south of the Sahara. But it was to become a conflict that Portugal would lose not on the battlefield, but in the hearts of its own citizens. After a thirteen year war of attrition in Angola, and facing increasing setbacks in two of its other war torn territories, an enervated Portugal with its weary armed forces would deal the final blow to itself...
In Angola, Portugal's new government would lose control over the process of decolonisation, resulting in a bloody civil war which was one of the most prominent third world conflicts of the cold war, and which lasted until 2002