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28th anniversary of founding of Swapo
28th anniversary of founding of Swapo
The 28th anniversary of the founding of SWAPO, Katutura.
61st Mechanised Battalion heads west to Ruacana en route to Cunene Province in Angola in response to the Cuban advance southwards
61st Mechanised Battalion heads west to Ruacana en route to Cunene Province in Angola in response to the Cuban advance southwards
The 61st Mechanised Battalion heads west to Ruacana en route to Cunene Province in Angola in response to the Cuban advance southwards.
911 Battalion waiting to be shipped out
911 Battalion waiting to be shipped out
The 911 Battalion patrol waiting to be shipped out, Ondangwa Air Force Base.
911 Battalion waiting to be shipped out
911 Battalion waiting to be shipped out
The 911 Battalion patrol waiting to be shipped out, Ondangwa Air Force Base.
Abandoned Koevoet detention centre
Abandoned Koevoet detention centre
Abandoned Koevoet detention centre at Onaimwandi. Koevoet is the common name of the South West African Police Counter-Insurgency Unit (SWAPOL-COIN).
Abandoned Koevoet detention centre
Abandoned Koevoet detention centre
Abandoned Koevoet detention centre at Onaimwandi. Koevoet is the common name of the South West African Police Counter-Insurgency Unit (SWAPOL-COIN).
Abandoned swimming pool at former SADF base
Abandoned swimming pool at former SADF base
Abandoned swimming pool at the former South African Defence Force (SADF) base at Ombalantu.
Adolescent boys with bicycle
Adolescent boys with bicycle
Photographing adolescent boys with a bicycle.
Ai-Gams' march heading to Khomasdal
Ai-Gams' march heading to Khomasdal
The 'Ai-Gams' march heads to Khomasdal.
An UNTAG unit surveys the landscape
An UNTAG unit surveys the landscape
The Australian 17th Construction Squadron Royal Engineers, deployed by the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG), survey the landscape.
Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, Hage Geingob and other SWAPO leaders arrive from exile and are met by Anton Lubowski
Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, Hage Geingob and other SWAPO leaders arrive from exile and are met by Anton Lubowski
SWAPO leaders Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, Hage Geingob and others arrive from exile and are met by Anton Lubowski (left).
Angolan traders eager to buy goods in Namibia
Angolan traders eager to buy goods in Namibia
Angolan traders eager to buy goods in Namibia. The Cuban withdrawal and ceasefire allowed safe passage for this.
Announcement of ceasefire, Tsumeb
Announcement of ceasefire, Tsumeb
Announcement of the ceasefire, Minen Hotel in Tsumeb.
Armed South African Defence Force (SADF) conscripts marching
Armed South African Defence Force (SADF) conscripts marching
Armed South African Defence Force (SADF) conscripts marching.
Armed soldier of the 911 Batallion
Armed soldier of the 911 Batallion
911 Battalion patrol, the front soldier armed with an R4 rifle with an AP(anti-personnel)-65 rifle grenade.
Arrest of Swapo supporter
Arrest of Swapo supporter
A SWAPO supporter arrested by police task force, Namibia Day, Katutura.
Arrival of Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, David Merero, Hage Geingob and others from Angola
Arrival of Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, David Merero, Hage Geingob and others from Angola
The SWAPO president's portrait is carried from the airplane during the arrival of Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, David Merero, Hage Geingob and others from Angola. Sam Nujoma was the SWAPO president from its founding in 1960 until 2007.
Australian 17th Construction    Squadron Royal Engineers meet local residents
Australian 17th Construction Squadron Royal Engineers meet local residents
The Australian 17th Construction Squadron Royal Engineers, deployed with the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG), meet local residents, Ombalantu, northern Namibia.
Australian 17th Construction    Squadron Royal Engineers meet local residents
Australian 17th Construction Squadron Royal Engineers meet local residents
The Australian 17th Construction Squadron Royal Engineers, deployed with the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG), meet local residents, Ombalantu, northern Namibia.
Australian 17th Construction    Squadron Royal Engineers prepares food
Australian 17th Construction Squadron Royal Engineers prepares food
The Australian 17th Construction Squadron Royal Engineers, deployed with the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG), prepares food at the Catholic Mission Station, Oshikuku.
Australian 17th Construction Squadron Royal Engineers, with local residents in Ombalantu, northern Namibia
Australian 17th Construction Squadron Royal Engineers, with local residents in Ombalantu, northern Namibia
The Australian 17th Construction Squadron Royal Engineers, deployed with the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG), with local residents in Ombalantu, northern Namibia.
Bodies of Plan combatants killed during contact with Koevoet are buried at Uupindi
Bodies of Plan combatants killed during contact with Koevoet are buried at Uupindi
The crucifixion. The bodies of 133 People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) combatants killed during contact with Koevoet at Oshimbimbi are buried at Uupindi, west of Oshakati. Koevoet is the common name of the South West African Police Counter-Insurgency Unit (SWAPOL-COIN).
Boy in a wheelchair near Oshakati highway
Boy in a wheelchair near Oshakati highway
Pushing a boy in a wheelchair near the Oshakati highway.
British Signals Unit arrives for UNTAG deployment
British Signals Unit arrives for UNTAG deployment
British Signals Unit arrives at Windhoek Airport for United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) deployment.
California Bar
California Bar
California Bar, Ombalantu.
Cape Corps on standby on the first day of the ceasfire
Cape Corps on standby on the first day of the ceasfire
Cape Corps on standby on the first day of the ceasefire. The Cape Corps and its predecessor units were the main military organizations in which the "Cape Coloured" members of South Africa's population served.
Captain Johannes 'Hans' Gerard Adolf Diergaard vacates his office after serving  in the cabinet of the interim government
Captain Johannes 'Hans' Gerard Adolf Diergaard vacates his office after serving in the cabinet of the interim government
Captain Johannes 'Hans' Gerard Adolf Diergaard vacates his office after serving as Minister of Agriculture and Nature Conservation in the cabinet of the interim government.
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter, Rundu.
Carrying an empty coffin, Rundu
Carrying an empty coffin, Rundu
Carrying an empty coffin, Rundu, Kavango. Rundu was the second-most militarised area of the border zone, after the more densely populated Owambo to the east.
Cassinga Day memorial service, Community Centre, Katutura
Cassinga Day memorial service, Community Centre, Katutura
Cassinga Day memorial service, Community Centre, Katutura. The Battle of Cassinga, Cassinga Raid or Kassinga Massacre was a controversial South African airborne attack on a SWAPO refugee camp and military base at the former town of Cassinga, Angola on 4 May 1978.
Cattle intestines hanging out to dry
Cattle intestines hanging out to dry
Cattle intestines hanging out to dry, Wanaheda, Windhoek.
Child on tank
Child on tank
Child on tank.
Child with a spent flare
Child with a spent flare
A spent flare becomes a toy, Ruacana.
Child with remnants of a gun battle
Child with remnants of a gun battle
Child with remnants of a gun battle in a mahangu (millet) field.
Children beside wooden palisade
Children beside wooden palisade
Child beside wooden palisade.
Commemoration of Battle of Cassinga
Commemoration of Battle of Cassinga
The commemoration of Cassinga in Katutura. The Battle of Cassinga, Cassinga Raid or Kassinga Massacre was a controversial South African airborne attack on a SWAPO refugee camp and military base at the former town of Cassinga, Angola on 4 May 1978.
Conscripts make their weapons safe before entering the base
Conscripts make their weapons safe before entering the base
Conscripts 'make their weapons safe' before entering their base, Ruacana.
Conscripts report for national service, Eros Airport
Conscripts report for national service, Eros Airport
Conscripts report for national service, Eros Airport, Windhoek.
Conscripts report for national service, Eros Airport
Conscripts report for national service, Eros Airport
Conscripts report for national service, Eros Airport, Windhoek.
Convoy of Ratel 20s and 90s from the 61st Mechanised Battalion crosses the South African Defence Force (SADF)-built pontoon bridge over the Kavango River
Convoy of Ratel 20s and 90s from the 61st Mechanised Battalion crosses the South African Defence Force (SADF)-built pontoon bridge over the Kavango River
A convoy of Ratel 20s and 90s (infantry fighting vehicles) from the 61st Mechanised Battalion crosses the South African Defence Force (SADF)-built pontoon bridge over the Kavango River, during the withdrawal from southern Angola.

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