Transnational military hubs

Here are short sketches of three very different ‘crossing points’ or transnational military hubs: the predominantly Cuban-run camp located at the former mission station of Boma in eastern Angola, the Soviet military training centre at Perevalnoye, and the camps in Malanje, Angola. Together, they underline the multi-faceted picture of global exchange in particular locales that is beginning to emerge from our research, and which shaped liberation movement military cultures.In exploring these sites, we add to a fast growing and rich literature on ‘hubs’, on ‘histoire croisée’, and on transnational history, all of which have contributed to tracing the interactions of the grand movements of decolonisation and the global Cold War.