quinta-feira, 16 de dezembro de 2010

Portuguese Colonial Wars & Locomotives Series nº 1 - by Carlos Briz

(Class 11 locomotive - Portuguese Mozambique Railways)

And here you have another brand new Series, as promised, this time related to the Portuguese Colonial Wars,  which occurred between 1961 and 1974, in Africa, and during a brief period in India (Goa, Damão and Diu).

(Class 11 locomotive - Portuguese Benguela Railways)

During a period of 13 years the Portuguese sustained a war in 4 different operational theaters (Guinea, Angola, Mozambique and India), thousands of miles distant from Portugal, and from each other.
No mean feat, considering the size of the country and the overall population at the time (just under 9 million, in 1960).