The Congo: Help Wanted

Any fit young man looking for employment with a difference at a salary well in excess of £ 100 per month should telephone 838-5202/3 during business hours. Employment initially offered for 6 months. Immediate start.

—Ad in the Johannesburg Star Into the recruiting offices they wandered, the adventurous young and desperate middleaged, from offices and schools and barrooms, the motley white volunteers for Moise Tshombe's new mercenary army in the Congo.

With the approval of the two governments, Tshombe's chief agents had set up shop in South Africa and Southern Rhodesia. Identically worded...

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