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Series Africa @ War 32
Publisher/Brand Helion & Company
Author Daniel Kowalczuk
No. Pages 80
Version Soft cover
Category Books on aviation
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This book provides a history of the roots of FNLC (Front for the National Liberation of the Congo: ex-Katanga Gendarmerie) in Angola and Zaire, political situation under Mobutu regime, FNLC incursions into Zaire border since 1977 ("Shaba Wars I and II") and subsequent hostage taking in mining town of Kolwezi. The author describes the subsequent French Foreign Legion and Belgian Para Commando airborne operation and freeing of the hostages, together with practical destruction of the FNLC as fighting force.
15 colour profiles, 3 colour photos, 2 colour maps, 3 colour ills, 105 b/w photos, 4 b/w maps, 8 tables