This series is providing a unique perspective on the Cold War as it continues to expand. This new book looks at the 16 year war of devastation in Mozambique. – Highly Recommended
NAME: Cold War 1945-1991, Mozambican Civil War, Markxist-Apartheid Proxy, 1977-1992 FILE: R2845 AUTHOR: Stephen Emerson PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 127 PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Cold War, Africa, proxy war, Soviet influence, Marxist proxy, Apartheid proxy, United States, South Africa, Rhodesia, Cuba, Renamo
IMAGE: B2845.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/yxflta6x LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This series is providing a unique perspective on the Cold War as it continues to expand. This new book looks at the 16 year war of devastation in Mozambique. – Highly Recommended The Cold War was often very hot in the proxy wars fought between the Soviets and the US. In Mozambique it killed more than one million people, made countless numbers homeless and left the country in ruins. What made the Mozambican war so protracted and damaging was that it was not only a proxy conflict between the Soviets and the US, but also a war between the Marxists and apartheid. Rhodesia was fighting against the Zimbarbwean guerillas and they were operating out of Mozambique. That meant that Rhodesia and South Africa were also backing Renamo to attack the Zimbarbwean guerillas. It was a complex nasty war, as with other countries in Africa, it came at a time when every effort was really needed to improve agriculture and build successful independent economies. Just to add to the misery, the Soviets used Cuban 'volunteers' to fight in the area. The author tells a story of sacrifice and triumphs. The nicely presented text is well- supported by a wealth of illustration in the form of maps and photographs, lifting the lid on one of the lesser known proxy wars.