SAS Action in Africa: Terrorists, Poachers and Civil War C Squadron Operations: 1968-1980 -

SAS Action in Africa: Terrorists, Poachers and Civil War C Squadron Operations: 1968-1980

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This gripping action-packed book is the eagerly awaited sequel to the best-selling Secret SAS Missions in Africa. C Squadron SAS, comprising dedicated battle-hardened veterans, operated against ruthless terrorist groups, trained and equipped by the Chinese and Russians between 1968 and 1980. The Author, who rose to be the Squadron Second-in-Command, is superbly qualified to tell the inside story of their daring and deadly operations undertaken regardless of international borders in former Southern Rhodesia, Zambia, Angola and Mozambique. These include actively supporting Renamo, who were bitterly opposed to the Marxist/Leninist Frelimo regime in Mozambique. Operation DINGO, the Squadron's largest mission, destroyed a large ZANU training base and almost tipped the balance of power against Mugabe. We learn the story behind the shooting down of two civilian aircraft in what is now Zimbabwe and the special force follow-up to exact revenge. Also described are anti-poaching operations against break-away groups intent on trading ivory and rhino horns. With its fast pace, colourful characters and behind-the-lines operations, SAS Action in Africa is a superb and thrilling read. AUTHOR: Mike Graham was born in Burnley, Lancashire but brought up in Rhodesia. He was called up for National Service in the Rhodesian Army. After being commissioned as an officer he transferred to the Regular Army and joined the Rhodesian SAS (C Squadron), rising to be Second-in-Command. His and his fellow officers' experiences are the subject of this book, the sequel to Secret SAS Missions in Africa. He left the Army as a Major and emigrated to New Zealand in 1990. 32 b/w illustrations

Product code: 9781526762283

ISBN 9781526762283
On Sale Date 01/01/2000
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
No. Of Pages 208
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
This gripping action-packed books is the eagerly awaited sequel to the bestselling Secret SAS Missions in Africa. With it's fast pace, colourful characters and behind-the-lines operations SAS Action in Africa is a superb and thrilling read.