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Helion: War of Intervention in Angola
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 04:41 AM UTC

Matthew Lenton looks at Volume 2 of Helion''s series on Cuban and Angolan forces at war, as UNITA strikes back at the MPLA.

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Manitoba, Canada
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Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 - 02:52 AM UTC
A particularly nasty period in African history and it is great that such stories are told to another generation that probably otherwise would never hear of it.
Florida, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 01:57 AM UTC
For the better part of 1977 through 1979, I participated in quite a few missions on the African continent. Along the way, the missions were mostly logistical, but every now and then, we would bring back some war booty headed for Aberdeen and/or Ft. Hood. The treat of all these missions is witnessing all the varieties of aircraft and armor that we carried or was exposed to. A lot of these weapons had nothing to do with the theater we were present in, but somehow made their way to our FOB for transport. I suppose the backroads of these areas was not practical for airlift, so tank transport on the ground led to our FOB as the staging area. It was a remarkable period in my career to see all these vehicles, no matter who 'owned' them. This will make great reference material for placement on the shelf.