The military training camp: co-constructed spaces—experiences of PAIGC guerrillas in Soviet training camps, 1961–1974

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Abstract

Natalia Telepneva Natalia Telepneva is Lecturer in International History at the University of Strathclyde. She is a historian of Soviet foreign policy with a particular interest in Warsaw Pact interactions with African elites. Her first monograph, Cold War Liberation: The Soviet Union and the Collapse of the Portuguese Empire in Africa, 1961–1975 (2022) , explores Soviet support for anti-colonial movements in Portuguese colonies. She has also published on the history of Soviet and Czechoslovak secret intelligence. The late 1950s was a period of dramatic change in Africa, with thirteen countries scheduled to achieve independence in 1960 alone. In Portuguese colonies — Angola, Mozambique, and Portuguese Guinea and Cape Verde — a struggle against white power emerged in the 1960s, as it became clear that Portugal’s prime minister António de Oliveira Salazar was not prepared to surrender control. In Guinea-Bissau, the Portuguese Army fought against a guerrilla movement, the Party for Independence of [...]
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocialist Internationalism and the Gritty Politics of the Particular
Subtitle of host publicationSecond-Third World Spaces in the Cold War
EditorsKristin Roth-Ey
Place of PublicationLondon
Chapter8
Pages159–176
Number of pages17
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781350320642
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2023

Publication series

NameHistories of Internationalism

Keywords

  • Cold War
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • military history
  • PAIGC
  • Guinea-Bissau

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