About this item
The Belgian Congo 1960: A vast area spanning the central regions of Africa - giant, somnambulant, beautiful, unspoilt - and menacing. The Belgian authorities, after years of colonial rule, grant independence to the country's hugely diverse population. But within just days the country starts to fall apart, torn by ethnic rivalry. UN 'peacekeepers' eventually restor order but rebel 'sambas' make dramatic gains. Supported by the CIA, the central Congolese government recruited mercenaries to fight back. ..
This book tells the remarkable story of a legendary South African mercenary, Col. Jerry Puren, who played an important role on behalf of the Congolese government. This is a book of action and adventure, tragedy and heroism played out in a beautiful surroundings.
Book is generally in very good condition with some scuffing to edges. DJ has a 1 inch tear on the front cover otherwise OK. Internally clean and unmarked appart from previous owners name in ink on the FEP and title page. Pages a little brown due to age.
- Pottinger, Brian
- Used: good
- First Edition
- Number of pages:
- Galago Publishing, South Africa
- Mercenary Commander
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