Col. Mike Hoare tells how his force of mercenaries, 5 Commando, put down a Comunist-backed rebel uprising in the Congo. As they restored law and order, town by town, he and his men freed 1,800 nuns and priests. His men also learned what it means to be real soldiers.
"This well-written and well-illustrated book gives an accurate and useful account of the military response to the [Congolese] rebellion." (The Daily Telegraph)
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War in the Congo
Excellent True Story about the Congo Crisis!!!!
The fact that the book is read by the author who wrote/lived it, he gives the right inflections at the points where action is really tense. He is a great spinner of tales!!!
A point when a Belgian mercenary who had given Col. Hoare trouble before was convicted of murdering a young boy of the Simba Rebel group. When the colonel realized what had happened and who had committed the murder, he "dispatched him from this world" immediately!!!!
Have not listened to any of his other recordings, but will look for them now.
His tears even though he was a hard fighting man of war. This happens many times in the book.
This book will be interesting to anyone who is interested in warfare, African history, colonialism, Cold War politics, or dispelling the myth about mercenaries/guns for hire, that they only do it for the money!!!! A great story all around.
- Kenneth A. Avin Jr.