The Train at the End of the War
From 1975 to 2002, Angola fought the last Cold War proxy conflict, a conflict that outlasted the ideological struggle funding the battles.
On 10 August 2001, buried under the history of the massive shock of the 9/11 attacks just one month later the Angola Train Massacre was one of the most horrific atrocities committed in the name of this fight, and the one that finally galvanized the world to press for an end to the seemingly endless fighting.
In a conflict that produced over 500,000 dead in over 25 years of fighting, the 252 murdered in the UNITA attack were the final straw.
More about the Angola Conflict here:
One Man’s Terrorist
- August 10, 2020