Review Essay: “We Carried Out Our [International] Duty!”: The Soviet Union, Cuito Cuanavale, and Wars of National Liberation in Southern Africa

@article{Hill2021ReviewE,
  title={Review Essay: “We Carried Out Our [International] Duty!”: The Soviet Union, Cuito Cuanavale, and Wars of National Liberation in Southern Africa},
  author={Alexander Hill},
  journal={The Journal of Slavic Military Studies},
  year={2021},
  volume={34},
  pages={139 - 158}
}
  • A. Hill
  • Published 2 January 2021
  • The Journal of Slavic Military Studies
ABSTRACT This review essay examines the nature, extent, and significance of the Soviet military commitment to Angola from 1975 onwards and at the same time surveys the highlights of the Russian-language literature on the subject and reviews the recent publication, ‘Mi svoi dolg vipolnili!’ Angola: 1975–1992 from the Russian Union of Angola War Veterans. 

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Neither Fidel Castro nor Cuito Cuanavale, however, receive even a mention in Nelson Mandela's memoirs, Long Walk to Freedom
  • 2013
Angola from the Trenches (L. Stradalova, Trans.) (Prague: The International Organisation of Journalists
  • Also translated, although very poorly, is M. R. Morales, Border War in Angola -Ruacana -The Unnecessary War
  • 1984
the most comprehensive work -albeit one not focused on military history -is the superb two-volume study by Piero Gleijeses. See P. Gleijeses
  • Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington and the Struggle for Southern Africa
  • 1976
Cuba and Angola: Fighting for Africa's Freedom and Our Own. Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, Nelson Mandela, The Cuban Five in Angola
  • Their Own Words
For Kolomnin's perspective on Cuito Cuanavale in the work under review, see S. Kolomnin, 'Mi svoi dolg vipolnili!
Frontline Accounts by Soviet Soldiers. Of the collections of testimony available only in Russian
  • Vospominaniia uchastnikov okazaniia pomoshi Narodoi Respublike Angola (1975-1976 godi) (Moscow: Izdatel'stvo 'Ves' Mir' 2019)
Mi svoi dolg vipolnili!'
See, for example, extracts from speeches given by Fidel Castro relating to Cuito Cuanavale in December