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FIRST IN, LAST OUT

FIRST IN, LAST OUT

352 pages - 200 colour & b/w photos, maps

This work documents the experience of South African gunners in the 1975-1988 Angolan border war.  It relates early operations when a young second lieutenant was seconded to train UNITA troops in Angola, on US 4.2-inch mortars, through to Operation Savannah and final actions against the Cuban 80th Division in June 1988.

During this period, South African artillery forces grew from an under-strength troop of 17 men and two medium guns to an artillery brigade supporting a mechanized division. It is a story of heroism, of fear, of well-planned, successful operations and of losses to own forces by ill-timed and inaccurate fire. It tells the story of the 8,500 South African gunners. Personal accounts are merged with historical fact, which organized in chronological order, highlight the shortage of modern equipment and the efforts to combat a well-equipped, numerically superior enemy through innovation and skill of arms.

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