Recapture of Angola

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Recapture of Angola
Part of Dutch-Portuguese War
Date 1648
Location Luanda, Angola
Result Decisive Portuguese victory
Portugal Portuguese Empire  Dutch Republic
Commanders and leaders
Salvador Correia de Sá Unknown
900 men 1,200 Dutch
Casualties and losses
163 men killed
160 men wounded
150 men killed
Unknown number of men wounded

The Recapture of Angola was a military campaign fought between the Portuguese and the Dutch occupiers of Angola. Its most important episode was the siege imposed by the Portuguese on the far larger Dutch garrison of Luanda.



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