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Dragon Rouge : the rescue of hostages in the Congo

Author: Fred E Wagoner
Publisher: Washington : National Defense University, Research Directorate : [For sale by the Supt. of Docs.], [U.S. Govt. Print Off.] 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On the early afternoon of 5 August 1964, insurrectionists of the Popular Army of Liberation of self-commissioned "General" Nicolas Olenga, calling themselves Simbas, seized Stanleyville, the capital of Haut Congo Province, and the third largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Present in Stanleyville and vicinity were 30 Americans. Five were American consulate employees. Also present were approximately  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wagoner, Fred E.
Dragon Rouge.
Washington : National Defense University, Research Directorate : [for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print Off.] 1980
(OCoLC)761204690
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred E Wagoner
OCLC Number: 123204248
Description: xii, 219 pages : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Fred E. Wagoner.

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On the early afternoon of 5 August 1964, insurrectionists of the Popular Army of Liberation of self-commissioned "General" Nicolas Olenga, calling themselves Simbas, seized Stanleyville, the capital of Haut Congo Province, and the third largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Present in Stanleyville and vicinity were 30 Americans. Five were American consulate employees. Also present were approximately 1,500 foreigners. For the next 111 days they were held and then a rescue operation was made. This is the story of that incident.

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