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Angola liberation fighters returning to base a…

Angola liberation fighters returning to base after a successful operation. Angola, August 1970.

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A Portuguese Counter-Guerilla Commando in Ango…

A Portuguese Counter-Guerilla Commando in Angola, during the Portuguese Colonial War of 1961-75. More details in the comments.

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Starting in 1961 and ending in 1975, the Colonial War, also known as the Ultramar War in Portugal was one of the many Cold War conflicts of the time. One of it’s longest, it took place in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau. Envolving an overall number of 1,000,000 Portuguese men and close to 100,000 rebels, all funded by either side of the Cold War powers. The War ended after a revolution overthrew the Portuguese Authoritarian Regime.

A Portuguese Army convoy dodges a trap on the …

A Portuguese Army convoy dodges a trap on the road, during Portuguese Colonial War. Mozambique/Angola, circa 1961.

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Cattle Are King: A Non-Western Worldview

The Herero, a prominent South West African group, had a worldview centered around their herds of cattle. A key creation myth said first Herero had been given a bull and a cow by the Creator. Meanwhile other peoples had to be content with inferior gifts.

When this creation myth was challenged once by a German settler, one proud herdsman is reputed to have answered: “Everyone is greedy. The European is devoted to dead metals. We are more intelligent, we get our joy out of living creatures.”

Steuben Republican, Angola, Indiana, March 11, 1908

Steuben Republican, Angola, Indiana, March 11, 1908

Angola Herald, Indiana, March 7, 1930

Angola Herald, Indiana, March 7, 1930

Portuguese soldiers torching a hut belonging to guerrillas…

Portuguese soldiers torching a hut belonging to guerrillas during the Portuguese Colonial War. Angola, 1973.

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Angola Herald, Indiana, January 2, 1931

Angola Herald, Indiana, January 2, 1931

Portuguese Paratroopers during the Portuguese Overseas War…

Portuguese Paratroopers during the Portuguese Overseas War boarding a SA-330 Puma, ca. 1970, Angola

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Angola Herald, Indiana, November 8, 1935

Angola Herald, Indiana, November 8, 1935