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The Resource Portugal's guerrilla wars in Africa : Lisbon's three wars in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea, 1961-74, Al J. Venter, (electronic resource)

Portugal's guerrilla wars in Africa : Lisbon's three wars in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea, 1961-74, Al J. Venter, (electronic resource)

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Portugal's guerrilla wars in Africa : Lisbon's three wars in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea, 1961-74
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Portugal's guerrilla wars in Africa
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Lisbon's three wars in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea, 1961-74
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Al J. Venter
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eng
Summary
Nominated for the NYMAS Arthur Goodzeit Book Award 2013 Portugal's three wars in Africa in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea (Guiné-Bissau today) lasted almost 13 years - longer than the United States Army fought in Vietnam. Yet they are among the most underreported conflicts of the modern era. Commonly referred to as Lisbon's Overseas War (Guerra do Ultramar) or in the former colonies, the War of Liberation (Guerra de Libertação), these struggles played a seminal role in ending white rule in Southern Africa. Though hardly on the scale of hostilities being fought in South East Asia, the casualty count by the time a military coup d'état took place in Lisbon in April 1974 was significant. It was certainly enough to cause Portugal to call a halt to violence and pull all its troops back to the Metropolis. Ultimately, Lisbon was to move out of Africa altogether, when hundreds of thousands of Portuguese nationals returned to Europe, the majority having left everything they owned behind. Independence for all th Indeed, on a recent visit to Central Mozambique in 2013, a youthful member of the American Peace Corps told this author that despite have former colonies, including the Atlantic islands, followed soon afterwards. Lisbon ruled its African territories for more than five centuries, not always undisputed by its black and mestizo subjects, but effectively enough to create a lasting Lusitanian tradition. That imprint is indelible and remains engraved in language, social mores and cultural traditions that sometimes have more in common with Europe than with Africa. Today, most of the newspapers in Luanda, Maputo - formerly Lourenco Marques - and Bissau are in Portuguese, as is the language taught in their schools and used by their respective representatives in international bodies to which they all subscribe. ing been embroiled in conflict with the Portuguese for many years in the 1960s and 1970s, he found the local people with whom he came into contact inordinately fond of their erstwhile'colonial overlords'. As a foreign correspondent, Al Venter covered all three wars over more than a decade, spending lengthy periods in the territories while going on operations with the Portuguese army, marines and air force. In the process, he wrote several books on these conflicts, including a report on the conflict in Portuguese Guinea for the Munger Africana Library of the California Institute of Technology. Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa represents an amalgam of these efforts. At the same time, this book is not an official history, but rather a journalist's perspective of military events as viewed by somebody who has made a career of reporting on overseas wars, Africa's especially. Venter's camera was always at hand; most of the images used between these covers are his. His approach is both intrusive and personal and he would like to believe that he has managed to record for posterity a tiny but vital segment of African history.--
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  • Guerrillas
  • Africa, Portuguese-speaking
  • Portugal
  • Angola
  • Mozambique
  • Guinea-Bissau
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Portugal's guerrilla wars in Africa : Lisbon's three wars in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea, 1961-74, Al J. Venter, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 478-481) and index
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Portugal's guerrilla wars in Africa : Lisbon's three wars in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea, 1961-74, Al J. Venter, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=835514
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 478-481) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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ybp12048952
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (495 pages, 44 unnumbered pages of chiefly color plates)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781910294307
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889675624

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