Modern African Wars (5): The Nigerian-Biafran War 1967–1970 (Osprey Men-at-Arms 507)

5833e31e5d588.jpg Author Philip Jowett and Raffaele Ruggeri
Isbn 9781472816092
File size 31MB
Year 2016
Pages 48
Language English
File format PDF
Category History

Book Description:

With decades of research to draw from, Philip Jowett explores this extraordinary David-and-Goliath conflict, where the rag-tag Igbo tribal army of secessionist Biafra faced off against the Nigerian Federal forces. It was an African war that captured the attention of the western media, with individual commanders such as Biafran leader Colonel Ojukwu and Federal Colonel Adekunle becoming familiar figures across the globe. The Nigerian forces easily outnumbered their opponents, and benefitted from British and Soviet equipment, yet against all the odds the Biafrans held out for two and a half years, inflicting many setbacks on the Federal forces before their eventual surrender in 1970.

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