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Posted January 18, 2011
This book packs a great deal of information into a little space. The Portuguese Colonial Wars were complex and outside of Africa and Portugal are almost forgotten. The authors and the illustrator tell the complete story of both sides (as much as is possible in this type of book). The book also details the story of the native africans that fought on the Portuguese side. Of particular interest to me was the mention of the mounted Portuguese dragoons reminiscent of the Napoleonic era fighting in Angola and Mozambique. I cringed a little at the brush over of the backwards mindset of the Portuguese colonial system still in place and the mention of the "low intensity" of the conflict.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.