The Congo: Shrinking Giants

Wherever they have operated in the Congo, they are known as "the white giants." But for all their fierce reputation, Colonel Jean ("Black Jack") Schramme and his band of white mercenaries are beginning to look a lot less tall. Not that the Congolese army is cutting them down to size; the swaggering "meres" could probably hang on for a while at Bukavu, the old resort town on the Congo's eastern frontier where they holed up three weeks ago. President Joseph Mobutu's regulars are bothering them so little that the only raiding that...

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