Katanga 1960-63 : Mercenaries, Spies and the African Nation that Waged War on the World
by Christopher Othen
Editor: The History Press Ltd
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In the infamous Congo of King Leopold II’s infamous State “Free” at the turn of the century, cut hands have become a form of currencyBut some within the Belgian government had no historical shame, as they connivance with an independent state of Katanga in 1960 to protect Belgian mining interests.What happened next was extraordinary.It was an extremely uneven battle.The UN sent soldiers from twenty countries, America paid the bills and the Soviets intrigued behind the scenes.However, everyone is surprised to be surprised heterogeneous army of the new nation of gendarmes, tribe of the jungle and, controversially, of European mercenaries, refused to give up the new nation of gendarmes.For both years Katanga, the oppressed scrawniest ever to lead a war, which was held out of the world with guerrilla warfare, hypocritical diplomacy and some crooked financial support.It even seemed like the Katangais could win.Katanga 1960-63 tells, for the first time, the complete story of the Congolese province that declared its independence and was at war with the world.
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