By Mike McWilliams
Conflict for Cassinga is written as a firsthand account via a typical South African paratrooper who was once on the 1978 attack at the Angolan headquarters of PLAN, the armed wing of SWAPO. The e-book relates why the South African govt took the political chance in attacking the citadel in an exterior operation and examines the SWAPO claims that Cassinga was once a refugee camp guarded by means of a number of PLAN infantrymen. It additionally explains why Sam Nujoma the SWAPO chief had no choice yet to perpetuate this falsehood. The conflict, even if a powerful good fortune, suffered a few setbacks that may were disastrous to the South African paratroopers had they now not maintained the initiative. The improvisations made by means of the commander Col Jan Breytenbach ensured improper leap and negative intelligence didn't adversely have an effect on the end result. The unexpected Soviet-made anti-aircraft weapons used opposed to either airplane and floor troops threatened to derail the assault. An visual appeal of a giant column of armor manned through Cubans from the close by city of Techamutete, while part the South African strength had already left the battleground, put the rest evenly armed paratroopers in mortal hazard. The landmines laid by means of the South Africans, including the courageous activities of the South African Air strength pilots kept the day, permitting the remainder forces to withdraw effectively. conflict for Cassinga seems to be in any respect the avid gamers in a severe gentle. SWAPO and PLAN, the SADF and the commanders from either side, Dimo Amaambo of PLAN and Jan Breytenbach of the SADF in addition to the courageous infantrymen from each side who fought for his or her political ideologies yet probably, extra importantly, for his or her personal band of brothers.
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41 Of these three, the first two bodies provided for the immediate medical needs of the royal family, as well as top officials and their family members. The Hyeminsŏ, in turn, functioned as a form of quarantine within the capital city, offering food, clothing, and shelter to those suffering from illness, thereby decreasing the potential for the spread of disease. Hwarinsŏ (suburban medical clinics) were established outside the gates of the capital as well, with these clinics similar in design to the Hyeminsŏ in serving as a form of quarantine.
60 An earlier set of regulations had been established at the end of the nineteenth century (1894) but had not offered such restrictive terms, particularly as there were not yet many doctors trained in the newer style of Western medicine. 61 This last measure probably had the greatest effect in terms of discouraging potential applicants, as it involved a new process of accounting. 62 The motivations underlying this enthusiastic response were no doubt complex, and to some extent it is possible to regard the new requirements as less stringent than they may at first have appeared.
Still, their presence in terms of sheer numbers was actually greater than that of Western-trained physicians in certain regions, a development that did not escape the notice of USAMGIK. 38 At the same time, there were also thirty traditional practitioners, with 113 “limited area” practitioners to assist, meaning that this second group slightly exceeded their Western-trained peers in numbers. In terms of practice, USAMGIK officials—especially the Bureau of Public Health and Welfare—recognized that temporary accommodations would have to be made.