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The Biafra story : the making of an African legend

Author: Frederick Forsyth
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2007.
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The Nigerian civil war of the late 1960s was one of the first occasions when Western consciences were awakened and deeply affronted by the level of the suffering and the scale of atrocity being played out in the African continent. This was thanks not just to advances in communication technology but to the courage and journalistic skills of correspondents such as Frederick Forsyth, who had already earned an enviable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Forsyth, Frederick, 1938-
Biafra story.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2007
(OCoLC)608155396
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Forsyth
ISBN: 9781844155095 1844155099 9781844155231 1844155234
OCLC Number: 191023925
Notes: This ed. originally published: 2001.
Description: xii, 291 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. The road to partition --
The background --
The coup that failed --
The man called ironside --
The second coup that failed --
Two colonels --
The autumn atrocities --
Aburi - Nigeria's last chance --
Part 2. The fight to survive --
The character of Biafra --
Thirty months of fighting --
The role of the Wilson government --
Refugees, hunger and help --
The peace conferences --
The question of genocide --
The role of the press --
Conclusion --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Frederick Forsyth.

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