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

Four Ball One Tracer: Commanding Executive Outcomes in Angola and Sierra Leone By Andrew Hudson, Roelf Van Heerden Cover Image
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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 Coupled with van Heerden's gripping expos , hitherto unpublished photographs, order of battle charts and battle maps offer unprecedented access to the major actions as they took place on the ground during the heydays of EO.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781910294710
ISBN-10: 1910294713
Publisher: Helion & Company
Publication Date: July 19th, 2015
Pages: 312
Language: English