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Four Ball One Tracer

Commanding Executive Outcomes in Angola and Sierra Leone

Author : Roelf van Heerden
Editor : Andrew Hudson

Four Ball One Tracer : Commanding Executive Outcomes in Angola and Sierra Leone


General - Pages : 312 | Images : 56 pages of colour photos, b/w maps

Paperback - Date of Publication : August 2015 | Size : 234mm x 156mm | ISBN : 9781910294710 | Helion Book Code : HEL0570

Brutally honest and devoid of hyperbole, this is Roelf van Heerden's Executive Outcomes. Unapologetic, unassuming and forthright, the combat exploits of Executive Outcomes (EO) in Angola and Sierra Leone are recounted for the first time by a battlefield commander who was physically on the ground during all their major combat operations. From fighting UNITA for the critical oil installations and diamond fields of Angola to the offensive against the RUF in Sierra Leone to capture the Kono diamond fields and the palace coup which ousted Captain Valentine Strasser, van Heerden was at the forefront. He tells of the tragedy of child soldiers, illegal diamond mining and the curse of government soldiers who turn on their own people; he tells of RUF atrocities, the harrowing attempt to rescue a downed EO pilot and the poignant efforts to recover the remains of EO soldiers killed in action. Coupled with van Heerden's gripping exposé, hitherto unpublished photographs, order of battle charts and battle maps offer unprecedented access to the major actions as they took place on the ground during the heydays of EO.

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