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Africa@War

The 'Africa@War' series covers African military history since 1945.

Public perception of the military history of modern-day warfare in Africa is full of prejudices. Most widespread between these are urban legends about hopelessly unprofessional regular militaries that can neither maintain their equipment, nor operate in conventional fashion. Other accounts are emphasising deployment of de-facto rag-tag militias of blood-thirsty and barbarian child soldiers, of no use for anything else but randomly terrorising the local population. Relatively few Western observers are able of pointing out one or another African military as an effective fighting force.

The reality is strikingly different. Over the last 70 years, numerous African nations have developed highly professional and combat-effective militaries that distinguished themselves in conventional and non-conventional combat operations. However, military history of most of conflicts in question remains one of most badly under-studied topics in our days.

The Africa@War series is the first concentrated effort ever to change this. It is emphasising in-depth studies of conflicts on this continent. It is providing not only geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds – i.e. ‘the coming-into being’ of the conflicts in question – but foremost focusing on involved military organizations, their equipment, capabilities and intentions, strategy and tactics, and combat operations. Each volume is richly illustrated by original photographs, maps of relevant geographic areas and specific combat operations, and detailed colour profiles of heavy equipment deployed by all of involved parties.

The Africa@War series is thus providing a unique, in-depth insight, and indispensable source of reference into all of major wars, and most of major campaigns fought on the African continent over the last 70 years.

“Africa@War is a ground-breaking series concept, studying Africa’s conflicts and military players in an informative and entertaining manner, examining some of the lesser-known campaigns and shedding new light on some of the better-known operations … great models of what the combination of authors and publishers can produce by way of useable case studies for the market place in a concise illustrated format.  They are recommended as professional military education references.”  Charles D. Melson, Chief Historian, U.S. Marine Corps

"Each of the books in this series is a well-documented and researched synopsis of the events that they are focused upon. The layouts and presentation are logical and of a very high quality ... As an introduction to this field of operation, this series is outstanding. A definite asset for those wishing to improve their knowledge and understanding of the development of successful, multi-faceted doctrine in the fight against insurgent/assymetric war."  Major Chris Buckham, Royal Canadian Air Force Journal

Contacts

Series Editor : Tom Cooper

Series Editor : Andy Miles

Submissions

The publishers would be pleased to receive submissions for this series. Please contact the series editor(s) above, or in writing to Helion & Company, Unit 8, Amherst Business Centre, Budbrooke Road, Warwick CV34 5WE.

War of Intervention in Angola Volume 4 : Angolan and Cuban Air Forces, 1985-1987
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War of Intervention in Angola Volume 4

Angolan and Cuban Air Forces, 1985-1987
Africa@War #54

Tom Cooper, Adrien Fontanellaz, José Augusto Matos

80 pages 88 b/w photos, 21 colour profiles, 5 b/w & 1 colour maps, 13 tables

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The CIA and British Mercenaries in Angola, 1975-1976 : From Operation IA/FEATURE to the Massacre at Maquela
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The CIA and British Mercenaries in Angola, 1975-1976

From Operation IA/FEATURE to the Massacre at Maquela
Africa@War #53

Stephen Rookes

88 pages 121 b/w photos, 25 colour profiles, 4 colour figures, 1 colour & 6 b/w maps

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For God and the CIA : Cuban Exile Forces in the Congo and Beyond c.1961-1967
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For God and the CIA

Cuban Exile Forces in the Congo and Beyond c.1961-1967
Africa@War #52

Stephen Rookes

88 pages 88 b/w & 6 colour photos, 2 b/w & 1 colour maps, 12 colour profiles, 7 colour figures, 5 tables

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Ripe for Rebellion : Political and Military Insurgency in the Congo, 1946-1964
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Ripe for Rebellion

Political and Military Insurgency in the Congo, 1946-1964
Africa@War #51

Stephen Rookes

88 pages 85 b/w photos, 6 b/w & 1 colour maps, 16 colour profiles, 6 colour figures, 3 tables

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War of Intervention in Angola Volume 3 : Angolan and Cuban Air Forces 1975-1985
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War of Intervention in Angola Volume 3

Angolan and Cuban Air Forces 1975-1985
Africa@War #50

Tom Cooper, Adrien Fontanellaz, José Augusto Matos

72 pages 81 b/w photos, 8 b/w & 1 colour maps, 23 colour profiles, 11 tables

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South African Armoured Vehicles : A History of Innovation and Excellence
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South African Armoured Vehicles

A History of Innovation and Excellence
Africa@War #49

Dewald Venter

112 pages 145 b/w & 8 colour photos, 23 colour profiles, 1 b/w map, 6 tables

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The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale : Cold War Angolan Finale, 1987-1988
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The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale

Cold War Angolan Finale, 1987-1988
Africa@War #48

Leopold Scholz

72 pages 85 colour photos, 21 colour profiles, 6 maps (1 colour), 11 b/w photos

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The Biafran Army 1967-70 : Build-up and Downfall of the Secessionist Military
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The Biafran Army 1967-70

Build-up and Downfall of the Secessionist Military
Africa@War #47

Philip S Jowett

88 pages 116 b/w photos, 6 maps (1 colour), 12 colour profiles, 16 colour photos/ills, 1 table

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Bush War Rhodesia 1966-1980
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Bush War Rhodesia 1966-1980

Africa@War #46

Peter Baxter

72 pages 126 b/w photos, 10 b/w maps, 7 colour profiles, 4 colour photos, 4 colour maps

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Biafra : The Nigerian Civil War 1967-1970
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Biafra

The Nigerian Civil War 1967-1970
Africa@War #45

Peter Baxter

72 pages 81 b/w photos/ills, 4 b/w maps, 13 colour profiles, 16 colour photos/ maps

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Showdown in Western Sahara Volume 2 : Air Warfare over the Last African Colony 1975-1991
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Showdown in Western Sahara Volume 2

Air Warfare over the Last African Colony 1975-1991
Africa@War #44

Tom Cooper, Adrien Fontanellaz, Albert Grandolini

88 pages 129 b/w photos/ills, 8 maps, 23 colour profiles, 7 tables

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SAAF's Border War : The South African Air Force In Combat 1966-89
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SAAF's Border War

The South African Air Force In Combat 1966-89
Africa@War #43

Peter Baxter

80 pages 8pp colour aircraft profiles & colour photos, profusely ills with b&w photos, maps

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Portuguese Dragoons 1966-1974 : The Return to Horseback
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Portuguese Dragoons 1966-1974

The Return to Horseback
Africa@War #42

John P Cann

68 pages 105 b/w ills/photos, 19 maps, 8 colour ills/photos

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Mau Mau : The Kenyan Emergency 1952-60
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Mau Mau

The Kenyan Emergency 1952-60
Africa@War #41

Peter Baxter, David Bocquelet

60 pages 66 b/w photos/ills, 3 maps, 9 colour profiles, 2 diagrams

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Congo Unravelled : Military Operations from Independence to the Mercenary Revolt 1960-68
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Congo Unravelled

Military Operations from Independence to the Mercenary Revolt 1960-68
Africa@War #40

Andrew Hudson

72 pages 110 b/w photos, 8pp colour ills, 3 b/w maps, 1 diagram

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Zambezi Valley Insurgency : Early Rhodesian Bush War Operations
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Zambezi Valley Insurgency

Early Rhodesian Bush War Operations
Africa@War #39

Dr J R T Wood

80 pages 59 b/w photos, 33 b/w maps, 8pp colour ills

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Selous Scouts : Rhodesian Counter-Insurgency Specialists
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Selous Scouts

Rhodesian Counter-Insurgency Specialists
Africa@War #38

Peter Baxter

72 pages 146 b/w photos, 25 colour photos, 3 maps, 6 colour profiles

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Battle for Cassinga : South Africa's Controversial Cross-border Raid, Angola 1978
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Battle for Cassinga

South Africa's Controversial Cross-border Raid, Angola 1978
Africa@War #37

Mike McWilliams

72 pages 80 b/w photos, 13 colour photos, 6 colour profiles, 4 maps

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France in Centrafrique : From Bokassa and Operation Barracude to the Days Of EUFOR
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France in Centrafrique

From Bokassa and Operation Barracude to the Days Of EUFOR
Africa@War #36

Peter Baxter

72 pages 99 b/w photos/ills, 12 colour profiles, 10 colour photos/ills, 8 maps

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Operation Dingo : Rhodesian Raid on Chimoio and Tembu 1977
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Operation Dingo

Rhodesian Raid on Chimoio and Tembu 1977
Africa@War #35

Dr J R T Wood

72 pages 142 b/w photos/ills, 16 maps, 9 colour profiles, 8 colour photos/ills

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War of Intervention In Angola Volume 2 : Angolan and Cuban Forces 1976-1983
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War of Intervention In Angola Volume 2

Angolan and Cuban Forces 1976-1983
Africa@War #34

Adrien Fontanellaz

80 pages 110 photos, 10 maps, 12 colour profiles

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Showdown in Western Sahara Volume 1 : Air Warfare over the Last African Colony 1945-1975
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Showdown in Western Sahara Volume 1

Air Warfare over the Last African Colony 1945-1975
Africa@War #33

Tom Cooper, Albert Grandolini

72 pages 111 b/w photos, 15 colour profiles, 12 colour photos, 3 maps, 5 tables

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Operations ‘Leopard’ and ‘Red Bean’ Kolwezi 1978

French and Belgian Intervention in Zaire
Africa@War #32

Daniel Kowalczuk

80 pages 15 colour profiles, 3 colour photos, 2 colour maps, 3 colour ills, 105 b/w photos, 4 b/w maps, 8 tables

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War of Intervention in Angola Volume 1 : Angolan and Cuban Forces at War 1975-1976
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War of Intervention in Angola Volume 1

Angolan and Cuban Forces at War 1975-1976
Africa@War #31

Tom Cooper, Adrien Fontanellaz

88 pages 97 photos, 6 maps, 18 colour profiles, 13 tables

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Ethiopian-Eritrean Wars Volume 2 : Eritrean War of Independence 1988-1991 & Badme War 1998-2001
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Ethiopian-Eritrean Wars Volume 2

Eritrean War of Independence 1988-1991 & Badme War 1998-2001
Africa@War #30

Adrien Fontanellaz, Tom Cooper

80 pages 106 b/w photos, 7 maps, 24 colour profiles, 12 tables

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Ethiopian-Eritrean Wars Volume 1 : Eritrean War of Independence 1961-1988
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Ethiopian-Eritrean Wars Volume 1

Eritrean War of Independence 1961-1988
Africa@War #29

Adrien Fontanellaz, Tom Cooper

72 pages 110 photos, 10 maps, 12 colour profiles

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The Paras

Portugal’s First Elite Force
Africa@War #28

John P Cann

72 pages 73 b/w ills, 27 colour ills

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Portuguese Commandos : Feared Insurgent Hunters 1961-1974
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Portuguese Commandos

Feared Insurgent Hunters 1961-1974
Africa@War #27

John P Cann

64 pages 104 b/w photos, 6 tables, 10 maps

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The Fuzileiros : Portuguese Marines in Africa 1961-1974
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The Fuzileiros

Portuguese Marines in Africa 1961-1974
Africa@War #25

John P Cann

72 pages 22 colour & 74 b/w photos, 13 maps, 6 tables

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The Rwandan Patriotic Front : 1990-1994
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The Rwandan Patriotic Front

1990-1994
Africa@War #24

Tom Cooper, Adrien Fontanellaz

72 pages c 150 colour & b/w photos, colour profiles, maps

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Wars and Insurgencies of Uganda : 1971-1994
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Wars and Insurgencies of Uganda

1971-1994
Africa@War #23

Tom Cooper, Adrien Fontanellaz

72 pages c 150 colour & b/w photos, colour profiles, maps

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Libyan Air Wars Part 3 : 1986-1989
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Libyan Air Wars Part 3

1986-1989
Africa@War #22

Tom Cooper, Albert Grandolini, Arnaud Delalande

72 pages c 150 colour & b/w photos, colour profiles, maps

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Libyan Air Wars Part 2 : 1985-1986
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Libyan Air Wars Part 2

1985-1986
Africa@War #21

Tom Cooper, Albert Grandolini, Arnaud Delalande

72 pages c 150 colour & b/w photos, colour profiles, maps

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Rhodesian Fire Force : 1966-80
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Rhodesian Fire Force

1966-80
Africa@War #20

K Cocks

72 pages approx 150 colour & b/w photos, maps

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Libyan Air Wars Part 1 : 1973-1985
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Libyan Air Wars Part 1

1973-1985
Africa@War #19

Tom Cooper, Albert Grandolini, Arnaud Delalande

80 pages 130 colour & b/w photos, maps & colour profiles

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Wings over Ogaden : The Ethiopian-Somali War 1978-1979
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Wings over Ogaden

The Ethiopian-Somali War 1978-1979
Africa@War #18

Tom Cooper

80 pages 130 colour & b/w photos, maps & colour profiles

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Great Lakes Conflagration : Second Congo War 1998-2003
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Great Lakes Conflagration

Second Congo War 1998-2003
Africa@War #14

Tom Cooper

80 pages 16pp colour profiles, photos, c 100 b/w photos, maps

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Great Lakes Holocaust : First Congo War 1996-1997
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Great Lakes Holocaust

First Congo War 1996-1997
Africa@War #13

Tom Cooper

80 pages 16pp colour profiles & photos, c 100 b/w photos, maps

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The Flechas : Insurgent Hunting in Eastern Angola 1965-1974
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The Flechas

Insurgent Hunting in Eastern Angola 1965-1974
Africa@War #11

John P Cann

64 pages 4pp colour photos, c 70 b/w photos, maps

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Somalia : US Intervention 1992-1994
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Somalia

US Intervention 1992-1994
Africa@War #9

Peter Baxter

72 pages 8pp colour photos, c 100 b/w photos, maps

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Air Wars over Congo : From Belgian Congo Force Publique Air Wing to the Mercenary Revolts
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Air Wars over Congo

From Belgian Congo Force Publique Air Wing to the Mercenary Revolts
Africa@War

Daniel Kowalczuk

80 pages c. 100-120 b/w & colur ills, approx 15 colour profiles, 10 maps

Not yet published - in Autumn 2020 list

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Mar Verde : The Portuguese Amphibious Assault on Conakry, 1970
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Mar Verde

The Portuguese Amphibious Assault on Conakry, 1970
Africa@War

José Augusto Matos

72 pages 80 photos, 4 maps, 15 colour profiles

Not yet published - in Autumn 2021 list

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Rif War : Insurgency in Northern Morocco, 1920-1927
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Rif War

Insurgency in Northern Morocco, 1920-1927
Africa@War

Javier Garcia de Gabiola

80 pages 80 b/w photos, 6 maps, 21 colour profiles

Not yet published - in Autumn 2021 list

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Sanctuary Lost Volume 1 : The Air War for Guinea 1961-1967
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Sanctuary Lost Volume 1

The Air War for Guinea 1961-1967
Africa@War

Matthew M. Hurley, José Augusto Matos

80 pages 80 photos, 4 maps, 18 colour profiles

Not yet published - in Autumn 2021 list

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