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War stories : up close and personal in third world conflicts

Author: Al J Venter
Publisher: Pretoria : Protea Book House, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Compiled here is a collection of war stories, many of them recounting personal adventures that have never appeared in print before. From a parachute battalion strike in Angola, to clandestine security operations in Botswana, from Portugal's ill-fated colonial wars in Africa that lasted twice as long as America's conflicts in Vietnam to hunting big game in an Africa at war, and an American hostage with Hizbollah, who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Al J Venter
ISBN: 9781869194109 1869194101
OCLC Number: 743617641
Description: 510 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction : back to Africa --
Into Angola with Charlie Company --
Seychelles mercenary invasion : Mike Hoare and associates --
Operation impossible : on the run across Southern Africa --
Wartime hunting in Africa --
Africa's backyard firearms factories --
Zanzibar's bloody revolt --
America's secret rescue mission in Somalia --
Somalia : still burning --
Angolan skirmish with 44 Parachute Brigade --
Ron Reid-Daly : a tribute to the man and his scouts --
Living on the edge in Beirut --
SWAPO's first attacks in south west Africa --
Waiting in the ground in Kosovo for the Deminers --
Gunship for hire : Sierra Leone (August 2000) --
Portugal's wars in Africa --
Death of a Guerrilla fighter --
The war in Portuguese Guinea --
Jungle patrol --
In the heart of an African military struggle --
Six Soviet choppers ambushed in Angola --
Willem Steenkamp : reporting on South Africa's border wars --
"The Incredibles" : the Rhodesian Light Infantry --
Surviving Africa --
An American hostage of Hizbollah --
Greg Lovett : an American soldier of fortune in Iraq --
Freetown : diamonds, a civil war and amputees --
Into the Bush war with the Rhodesian SAS --
Air Wing in Africa's mountain kingdom.
Responsibility: by Al J. Venter and friends.

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Compiled here is a collection of war stories, many of them recounting personal adventures that have never appeared in print before. From a parachute battalion strike in Angola, to clandestine security operations in Botswana, from Portugal's ill-fated colonial wars in Africa that lasted twice as long as America's conflicts in Vietnam to hunting big game in an Africa at war, and an American hostage with Hizbollah, who was later executed, this book spans Africa, the Middle East and Asia and is illustrated by more than 100 photographs.

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