The Congo: How to Win Wars & Elections

When Stanleyville fell last November, the white mercenaries who had fought the Congolese rebels began to fall apart themselves. They were getting little money, weapons or encouragement from Premier Moise Tshombe's government in Leopoldville. One by one, the mercenaries drifted away, leaving their doughty leader, Major Michael Hoare, to find a new group of white foreigners to fight the Communist-backed Simbas who threatened to take over the whole northeast corner of the nation.

Hoare sent out an appeal for more mercenaries, and by last week he had recruited and trained 270 new whites from South Africa, Rhodesia and Britain, who...

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