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Katanga 1960 63

Katanga 1960 63

The first full account of an African secession that introduced the modern mercenary—and killed the head of the United NationsIn King Leopold II's infamous Congo "Free" State at the turn of the century, severed hands became a form of currency. But the Belgians don't seem to have a sense of historic

ISBN10 : 9780750965804 , ISBN13 : 0750965800

Page Number : 256

Congo Unravelled

Congo Unravelled

Post-independence events in the Republic of the Congo are a veritable Gordian knot. The ambitions of Congolese political leaders, Cold War rivalry, Pan- Africanism, Belgium's continued economic interests in the country's mineral wealth, and the strategic perceptions of other southern African states

ISBN10 : 1912866862 , ISBN13 : 9781912866861

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Mad Dog Killers

Mad Dog Killers

During that long, hot summer of 1964, Ivan Smith, a mercenary volunteer in the Arme Nationale Congolais, came to witness and understand fear, the law of the jungle and the lust for killing that permeates Africa. A member of 'Mad Mike' Hoare's 5 Commando Group he and his companions were nominally sol

ISBN10 : 190767778X , ISBN13 : 9781907677786

Page Number : 159

Siege At Jadotville

Siege At Jadotville

Jadotville, starring Fifty Shades of Grey’s Jamie Dornan, premiere’s on Neflix in Fall 2016. In September 1961, another chapter in Irish military history should have been written into the annals, but it is a tale that lay shrouded in dust for years. The men of A Company, Thirty-Fifth Irish Infan

ISBN10 : 9781504758888 , ISBN13 : 1504758889

Page Number : 144

The Last Gladiators

The Last Gladiators

Early 1960s Africa was the Dark Continent of James Conrad, David Livingstone, and Dr. Albert Schweitzer. Often found in any of over 20 African nations traveller Michael Walsh identified with the period with which Europe's last gladiators would also be familiar. The dogs-of-war had worn the epaulette

ISBN10 : 1530542871 , ISBN13 : 9781530542871

Page Number : 78

Franco S International Brigades

Franco S International Brigades

Foreign volunteers fought on behalf of General Franco and the Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War for a right-wing cause whose aim was to smash democracy. These assorted adventurers, fascists, and Catholic crusaders were on the winning side, but their role has remained strangely hidden until now.

ISBN10 : 0231704259 , ISBN13 : 9780231704250

Page Number : 337