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Excerpt from Jacinto Veloso’s Memories at Low Altitude

Memories at Low AltitudeNamibiana Buchdepot have shared an excerpt from Memories at Low Altitude: The autobiography of a Mozambican security chief by Jacinto Veloso.

In the following extract Veloso writes about how he left Mozambique in 1963 and the short test flight that facilitated his escape:

I left Mozambique on 12 March 1963. It was a Tuesday, and I was 25 years old. At the time, Lieutenant Colonel Miranda was in command of the Portuguese Air Force in northern Mozambique. Although I had good reasons for leaving the air force, when I departed I was well aware that I had left the commander with some immediate problems. However, I also hoped that one day I would be able to give him the explanation that he, as a friend, deserved. Fortunately, 22 years later, I had that opportunity.

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