ZAIRE: Ten Years of Le Guide

It was the most cosmopolitan display of military hardware ever seen in Africa. Up Kinshasa's Boulevard of June 30 last week marched phalanxes of white-gloved, Belgian-trained units proudly bearing Belgian FN rifles. Next an elite division, trained by North Koreans and sporting Pyongyang-made AK-47 automatic rifles, goose-stepped up the avenue. Then came a parade of American amphibious vehicles, Japanese jeeps, French Panhard armored cars. At the end, to great cheers, 30 Chinese T-62 tanks rumbled by, scarring the broad boulevard, whose floral center strip had been paved over for the day.

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