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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.

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 1945-1975
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Showdown in Western Sahara

Volume 1: Air Warfare Over The Last African Colony 1945-1975
Africa@War #33

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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 #33

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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

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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

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The Paras

Portugal’s First Elite Force
Africa@War #28

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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

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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 #26

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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

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

1990-1994
Africa@War #24

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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

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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

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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

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Rhodesian Fire Force : 1966-80
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Rhodesian Fire Force

1966-80
Africa@War #20

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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

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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

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Bush War Rhodesia : 1966-1980
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Bush War Rhodesia

1966-1980
Africa@War #17

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Bush War Rhodesia 1966-1980
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Africa@War #17

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Biafra : The Nigerian Civil War 1967-1970
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Biafra

The Nigerian Civil War 1967-1970
Africa@War #16

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Biafra : The Nigerian Civil War 1967-1970
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Biafra

The Nigerian Civil War 1967-1970
Africa@War #16

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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

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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

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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

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Somalia : US Intervention 1992-1994
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Somalia

US Intervention 1992-1994
Africa@War #9

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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 #8

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SAAFs Border War : The South African Air Force In Combat 1966-89
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SAAFs Border War

The South African Air Force In Combat 1966-89
Africa@War #8

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Mau Mau : The Kenyan Emergency 1952-60
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Mau Mau

The Kenyan Emergency 1952-60
Africa@War #7

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Mau Mau : The Kenyan Emergency 1952-60
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Mau Mau

The Kenyan Emergency 1952-60
Africa@War #7

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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 #6

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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 #6

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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 #5

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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 #5

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Selous Scouts : Rhodesian Counter-Insurgency Specialists
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Selous Scouts

Rhodesian Counter-Insurgency Specialists
Africa@War #4

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Selous Scouts : Rhodesian Counter-Insurgency Specialists
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Selous Scouts

Rhodesian Counter-Insurgency Specialists
Africa@War #4

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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 #3

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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 #3

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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 #2

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Operation Dingo

Rhodesian Raid on Chimoio and Tembué 1977
Africa@War #1

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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 #1

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Air Wars Over Congo, Volume 1: 1960-1968. From Belgian Congo Force Publique Air Wing To The Mercenary Revolts
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Air Wars Over Congo, Volume 1: 1960-1968. From Belgian Congo Force Publique Air Wing To The Mercenary Revolts


Africa@War

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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

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Portugeuse Dragoons, 1966-1974 : The Return to Horseback
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Portugeuse Dragoons, 1966-1974

The Return to Horseback
Africa@War

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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

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