New PDF release: The Cuban Intervention in Angola, 1965-1991: From Che

By Edward George

A new exam of why Cuba, a Caribbean state, despatched part one million of its voters to struggle in Angola in Africa, and the way a temporary intervention escalated right into a long warfare of intervention.

It essentially info how in January 1965 Cuba shaped an alliance with the Angolan MPLA which advanced into the flagship of its worldwide 'internationalist' undertaking, spawning the army intervention of November 1975 culminating in Cuba's spurious 'victory' at Cuito Cuanavale and Cuba's fifteen-year career of Angola.

Drawing on interviews with best protagonists, first-hand money owed and archive fabric from Cuba, Angola and South Africa, this new publication dispels the myths of the Cuban intervention, revealing that Havana's choice to interfere was once now not rather a lot an heroic gesture of unity, yet relatively a last-ditch gamble to sidestep catastrophe. by way of studying Cuba's position within the Angolan battle in a world context, this publication demonstrates how the interplay among the various gamers in Angola formed and affected Cuba's intervention because it headed in the direction of its debatable conclusion.

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