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Battles of the Ugandan Resistance: A Tradition of Maneuver offers an
African viewpoint on an important epoch in the military history of Uganda.
The book investigates the technical aspects of a number of key battles of
the Ugandan resistance war, but also presents a brief but penetrating
examination of the history of warfare on the African continent. By means
of detailed analysis of key battles of the resistance war the author develops
a powerful case for the adoption of a ‘maneuverist’ approach to military
The book examines the four phases of the Ugandan resistance war.
These are: the clandestine phase; guerrilla warfare phase; mobile warfare
phase and conventional warfare phase. It focuses on a number of key
battles within each of these phases and analyses them. The book ends
with a lofty examination of the strategy of the resistance war and with
recommendations of a doctrinal nature.
Muhoozi Kainerugaba joins other authentic African voices tackling the
military history of the continent.
“This book tells a tale that, in many ways, has never been told before. It is both
a history of the past as well as a framework of lessons drawn from the past for
the present and for the future. A well written book, which shows evidence of
wide reading and primary research.”
- Prof. Phares M. Mutibwa