Frontiersmen: Warfare In Africa Since 1950

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 4, 2002 - History - 264 pages
Since 1950, there has been almost continuous military unrest in Africa. This study offers an overview of warfare in this period, examining a military tradition that ranges from the highly sophisticated electronic, air and armour fighting between South Africa and Angola-Cuban forces, to the spears and machetes of the Rwandan genocide. The author explores two themes: first, that warfare in North Africa has principally been a matter of identity and secondly, that warfare south of the Sahara is comparable with that of pre-colonial Africa - conflicts of frontiersmen trying to extend their control over land and resources. Exploring liberation campaigns, civil wars, ethnic conflicts and wars between nations, this study provides an authoritative military history of Africa over half a century.

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About the author (2002)

Anthony Clayton was a senior lecturer at R.M.A Sandhurst. He has had a long standing interest in military history; he has been a Lieutenant Colonel in the territorial Army, he received the Chevalier Dans l'ordre des Palms Academiques (French Decoration). He has also published widely on many aspects of military history and his books include "'The British Empire as a Superpower 1919-1939 "(1986)"Paths of Glory: The French Army, 1914-1918 "(2005), "The wave of French Decolonization," "Warfare in Africa" "since 1950," "France, Soldiers and" Africa and "Three Marshals of France.

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