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Filled with anecdotes from the unfortunate wars fought in the Congo following its independence from Belgium this is a fascinating look at many of the ordinary (and extraordinary!) days spent by mercenaries hired by the various governments there to accomplish goals their own Soldiers were unable to achieve. Hoare was involved in the Katanga episode and fought the Simbas, mobilized a small "navy" to fight on Lake Tanganyika and helped rescue hostages in Stanleyville, all the while meeting various odd characters. An easy read with helpful maps.
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on August 28, 2012
Unlike others authors, Mike Hoare has been there and speaks from experience. He was in the thick of combat throughout the Congo War and offers the reader a primary account of this conflict. Written in the usual Commonwealth-style, don't expect to be entertained with Hollywood-like narrative. Factual, pragmatic information here. A must read for all students of military history! Thanks, Jerry
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on January 30, 2012
i'm old enough to remember when this was happening and remember most of the names. a lot of insight into the life of the mercenary in africa.
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on April 11, 2013
If you are interested in what happen in the congo in the 60s this a a great book to read.. Tons of intel.. It is a very good read.
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on December 4, 2013
it gives a good idea of the war in Congo by the commander of the mercenaries involved. good reading for people who love Africa
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on August 29, 2014
One of the best books about Congo ware withm the guys are very good to kill thye bad guys. Killing black giuys in Aficue
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