THE FLECHAS, insurgent hunting in eastern Angola, 1965-1974

: Cann (J.P.)

R 185.00
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64 pp., 4to., maps, illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2013


The Flechas were an elite Portuguese special forces unit created in 1966 during the Portuguese colonial war in Angola. Composed of indigenous Bushmen able to live and fight in the extremely difficult terrain of eastern Angola and under the command of the Portuguese secret police (PIDE), this unit was active until the end of the war in 1974.

John Cann is a Research Fellow at Marine Corps University. U.S.A. A retired naval captain and flight officer he served on the staffs of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Secretary of Defence and was awarded the Portuguese Medal of Don Afonso Henriques and the Portuguese Navy Cross Medal.