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.

Contacts

Series Editor : Tom Cooper

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.

Showdown in Western Sahara : Volume 1: Air Warfare Over The Last African Colony 1945-1975Showdown in Western Sahara
Volume 1: Air Warfare Over The Last African Colony 1945-1975
Africa@War #33
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages 111 b/w photos, 15 colour profiles, 12 colour photos, 3 maps, 5 tables
 
£16.95
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Showdown in Western Sahara : Volume 2: Air Warfare Over The Last African Colony 1975-1991Showdown in Western Sahara
Volume 2: Air Warfare Over The Last African Colony 1975-1991
Africa@War #33
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages 110 photos, 10 maps, 12 colour profiles
 
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Ethiopian-Eritrean Wars : Volume 2: Eritrean War of Independence 1988-1991 & Badme War 1998-2001Ethiopian-Eritrean Wars
Volume 2: Eritrean War of Independence 1988-1991 & Badme War 1998-2001
Africa@War #30
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 80 pages 106 b/w photos, 7 maps, 24 colour profiles, 12 tables
 
£16.95
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Ethiopian-Eritrean Wars : Volume 1: Eritrean War of Independence 1961-1988Ethiopian-Eritrean Wars
Volume 1: Eritrean War of Independence 1961-1988
Africa@War #29
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages 110 photos, 10 maps, 12 colour profiles
 
£16.95
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The Paras
Portugal’s First Elite Force
Africa@War #28
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages 73 b/w ills, 27 colour ills
 
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Portuguese Commandos : Feared Insurgent Hunters 1961-1974Portuguese Commandos
Feared Insurgent Hunters 1961-1974
Africa@War #27
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 104 pages 90 b/w & 10 colour photos, 10 tables, 15 maps
 
£16.95
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The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale : Cold War Angolan Finale 1987-1988The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale
Cold War Angolan Finale 1987-1988
Africa@War #26
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 64 pages colour photos t/out
 
£16.95
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The Fuzileiros : Portuguese Marines in Africa 1961-1974The Fuzileiros
Portuguese Marines in Africa 1961-1974
Africa@War #25
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages 22 colour & 74 b/w photos, 13 maps, 6 tables
 
£16.95
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The Rwandan Patriotic Front : 1990-1994The Rwandan Patriotic Front
1990-1994
Africa@War #24
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages c 150 colour & b/w photos, colour profiles, maps
 
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Wars and Insurgencies of Uganda : 1971-1994Wars and Insurgencies of Uganda
1971-1994
Africa@War #23
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages c 150 colour & b/w photos, colour profiles, maps
 
£16.95
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Libyan Air Wars : Part 3: 1986-1989Libyan Air Wars
Part 3: 1986-1989
Africa@War #22
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages c 150 colour & b/w photos, colour profiles, maps
 
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Libyan Air Wars : Part 2: 1985-1986Libyan Air Wars
Part 2: 1985-1986
Africa@War #21
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages c 150 colour & b/w photos, colour profiles, maps
 
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Rhodesian Fire Force : 1966-80Rhodesian Fire Force
1966-80
Africa@War #20
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages approx 150 colour & b/w photos, maps
 
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Libyan Air Wars : Part 1: 1973-1985Libyan Air Wars
Part 1: 1973-1985
Africa@War #19
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 80 pages 130 colour & b/w photos, maps & colour profiles
 
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Wings Over Ogaden : The Ethiopian-Somali War 1978-1979Wings Over Ogaden
The Ethiopian-Somali War 1978-1979
Africa@War #18
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 80 pages 130 colour & b/w photos, maps & colour profiles
 
£16.95
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Bush War Rhodesia : 1966-1980Bush War Rhodesia
1966-1980
Africa@War #17
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages 130 colour & b/w photos, maps
 
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Biafra : The Nigerian Civil War 1967-1970Biafra
The Nigerian Civil War 1967-1970
Africa@War #16
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages 130 colour & b/w photos, maps
 
£16.95
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Great Lakes Conflagration : Second Congo War 1998-2003Great Lakes Conflagration
Second Congo War 1998-2003
Africa@War #14
 
Helion & Company/30 Degrees South Paperback 297mm x 210mm 80 pages 16pp colour profiles, photos, c 100 b/w photos, maps
 
£16.95
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Great Lakes Holocaust : First Congo War 1996-1997Great Lakes Holocaust
First Congo War 1996-1997
Africa@War #13
 
Helion & Company/30 Degrees South Paperback 297mm x 210mm 80 pages 16pp colour profiles & photos, c 100 b/w photos, maps
 
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The Flechas : Insurgent Hunting In Eastern Angola, 1965-1974The Flechas
Insurgent Hunting In Eastern Angola, 1965-1974
Africa@War #11
 
Helion & Company/30 Degrees South Paperback 297mm x 210mm 64 pages 4pp colour photos, c 70 b/w photos, maps
 
£16.95
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Somalia : US Intervention 1992-1994Somalia
US Intervention 1992-1994
Africa@War #9
 
Helion & Company/30 Degrees South Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages 8pp colour photos, c 100 b/w photos, maps
 
£16.95
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SAAF's Border War : The South African Air Force in Combat 1966-89SAAF's Border War
The South African Air Force in Combat 1966-89
Africa@War #8
 
Helion & Company/30 Degrees South Paperback 297mm x 210mm 80 pages 16pp colour aircraft profiles & colour photos, profusely ills w/b&w photos, maps
 
£19.95
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Mau Mau : The Kenyan Emergency 1952-60Mau Mau
The Kenyan Emergency 1952-60
Africa@War #7
 
Helion & Company/30 Degrees South Paperback 297mm x 210mm 56 pages many b/w photos, maps
 
£16.95
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Congo Unravelled : Military Operations From Independence to The Mercenary Revolt 1960-68Congo Unravelled
Military Operations From Independence to The Mercenary Revolt 1960-68
Africa@War #6
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages 8pp colour photos, many b/w photos, maps
 
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Zambezi Valley Insurgency : Early Rhodesian Bush War OperationsZambezi Valley Insurgency
Early Rhodesian Bush War Operations
Africa@War #5
 
Helion & Company Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages 8pp colour photos, many b/w photos, maps
 
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Selous Scouts : Rhodesian Counter-Insurgency SpecialistsSelous Scouts
Rhodesian Counter-Insurgency Specialists
Africa@War #4
 
Helion & Company/30 Degrees South Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages 8pp colour photos, many b/w photos, maps
 
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Battle For Cassinga : South Africa's Controversial Cross-Border Raid Angola 1978Battle For Cassinga
South Africa's Controversial Cross-Border Raid Angola 1978
Africa@War #3
 
Helion & Company/30 Degrees South Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages 8pp colour photos, many b/w photos, maps
 
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Battle For Cassinga : South Africa's Controversial Cross-border Raid, Angola 1978Battle For Cassinga
South Africa's Controversial Cross-border Raid, Angola 1978
Africa@War #3
 
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France In Centrafrique : From Bokassa and Operation Barracude to the Days of EuforFrance In Centrafrique
From Bokassa and Operation Barracude to the Days of Eufor
Africa@War #2
 
Helion & Company/30 Degrees South Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages 8pp colour photos, many b/w photos, maps
 
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Operation Dingo
Rhodesian Raid on Chimoio and Tembué 1977
Africa@War #1
 
Helion & Company/30 Degrees South Paperback 297mm x 210mm 72 pages 8pp colour photos, many b/w photos, maps
 
£16.95
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