Ratels On The Lomba: The Story Of Charlie Squadron by Leopold ScholtzRatels On The Lomba: The Story Of Charlie Squadron by Leopold Scholtz

Ratels On The Lomba: The Story Of Charlie Squadron

byLeopold Scholtz

Paperback | February 23, 2018

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Charlie Squadron - the iron fist of the South African Defense Force's 61 Mechanised Battalion Group - led the way on 3 October 1987 during the climactic battle on the Lomba River in Southern Angola. Not only were they up against a vastly superior force in terms of numbers and weaponry, but they also had to deal with a terrain so dense that both their movement and sight were severely impaired. Despite this, the squadron nearly wiped out the Angolan forces' 47 Brigade. In Ratels on the Lomba, the reader is taken to the heart of the action in a dramatic recreation based on interviews, diary entries and Facebook contributions by members of Charlie Squadron. It is an intensely human story of how individuals react in the face of death.
Leopold Scholtz is a former journalist and military historian. He has published numerous books - including The SADF in the Border War (Helion, 2015) and The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale (Helion, 2016).
Title:Ratels On The Lomba: The Story Of Charlie SquadronFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 23, 2018Publisher:Helion and CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1911512870

ISBN - 13:9781911512875

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