This week’s blog is from Hannes Wessel’s ‘A few hard men’, describing an SAS attack on a central and very important communications centre in the middle of Mozambique, on the ‘Russian Front’.
Destruction of the facility would hamper fluid enemy movements and slow down their ability to mobilize against Rhodesia, which was a very big threat in 1979.
In addition to this, a few lovely paintings of a Fireforce action (see earlier blogs on this type of vertical envelopment) will be shown here, for interest.
I will never forget the smell of the African bush, it’s dusty dryness in winter followed by a smell of wet grass and dust mixed at the beginning of the rainy season.
Now to the blog…..
Next week…the Russians are coming. One of my previous blogs explains my experience watching one of the invasions listed above, at Victoria Falls, being thwarted.