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Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

1980

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1980A

1980B

"When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier."

("The Young British Soldier" - Kipling)

1980C

By Garland, 'The Daily Telegraph', January 3, 1980

Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev deploys the army into Afghanistan on Christmas Eve, 1979.

1980D

By Keith Waite, 'The Daily Mirror, January 3, 1980

1980E

By Gerald Scarfe, 'The Sunday Times', January 6, 1980

President Carter called for a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

1980F

By Jensen, 'Now', January 11, 1980

1980G

By Oliphant, 'The International Herald Tribune', January 18, 1980

1980H

By Herblock, 'The Washington Post', 1980

1980I

By Mac, 'The Daily Mail', June 24, 1980

1980J

By Franklin, 'The Sun', July 19, 1980

1980K

By Thomas Innes, 'The Calgary Herald', Canada, 1980

1980L

By Mac, 'The Daily Mail', 1980

Iran - Iraq War

1980M

Saddam Hussein's forces invade Iran in September of 1980. The histilities will last eight years, leaving more than a million dead on both sides and ended in a stalemate.

1980N

By Garland, 'The Daily Telegraph', September 24, 1980

Saddam Hussein takes on the Ayatollah Khomeini.

1980P

By Noel Ford, 'The Daily Star', September 24, 1980

1980O

By Lurie, 'The Sunday Times', September 28, 1980

1980Q

By Keith Waite, 'The Daily Mirror', September 29, 1980

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