Andrew Hudson majored in military history at the South Africa Military Academy and after two decades as an infantry officer in the South African Defence Force, ten of which were spent in the operational areas, he moved into the private sector. Still a soldier at heart he divides his time between earning an income, indulging his passion for collecting books on conflict in Africa, and road running in weird and wonderful locations. He is co-author of Four Ball, One Tracer: Commanding Executive Outcomes in Angola and Sierra Leone.
The author approaches his subject matter both objectively and passionately. This is a must-read for military historians, political scientists and African scholars. * Insight on Africa *
An incredible account of a battle that previously would only have been known about by expert military historians. * Books Monthly *
It was a part of the Cold War which is sometimes overlooked, while always reminding me of the ideas of the George Orwell book '1984', where the major Cold War powers fought out their struggle in what was clearly meant to represent Africa. * Military Model Scene *
This is a solid account of a battle that was part of several different conflicts, and that ended as a draw that perhaps helped make a reasonable peace more likely. * History of War.org *