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Title:Routes and the War for Independence in Northern Angola (1961-74)
Author:Brinkman, IngeISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:Canadian Journal of African Studies
Volume:40
Issue:2
Pages:205-234
Language:English
Geographic terms:Angola
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:guerrilla warfare
mobility
national liberation struggles
refugees
History and Exploration
Military, Defense and Arms
nationalism
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/25433879
Abstract:Contact between northern Angola and the Lower Congo region has always been intensive. This historical context proved crucial during the Angolan guerrilla war for independence that began in March 1961. This paper examines the various ways in which war and mobility interrelate by outlining various aspects of mobility during wartime. The first four sections deal with the way in which armies try to further their own and hamper their enemies' mobility. In the fifth section, which focuses on the importance of guides and carriers, attention shifts to the relations between armies and civilians. In the subsequent sections, the focus is also on the consequences of warfare for civilians. The author shows that flight is a varied experience and also studies the attempts of armies to regulate and limit the mobility of civilians. The final section focuses on mobility as a discursive element. Bibliogr., ref., sum. in French. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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