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The Resource Katanga 1960-63 : Mercenaries, Spies and the African Nation that Waged War on the World, Christopher Othen, (electronic resource)

Katanga 1960-63 : Mercenaries, Spies and the African Nation that Waged War on the World, Christopher Othen, (electronic resource)

Label
Katanga 1960-63 : Mercenaries, Spies and the African Nation that Waged War on the World
Title
Katanga 1960-63
Title remainder
Mercenaries, Spies and the African Nation that Waged War on the World
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Othen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first full account of an African secession that introduced the modern mercenary{u2014}and killed the head of the United NationsIn King Leopold II's infamous Congo "Free" State at the turn of the century, severed hands became a form of currency. But the Belgians don't seem to have a sense of historical shame, as they connived for an independent Katanga state in 1960 to protect Belgian mining interests. What happened next was extraordinary. Katanga 1960 tells, for the first time, the full story of the Congolese province that declared independence and found itself at war with the world. The Congo had no intention of allowing the renegade region to secede, and neither did the CIA, the KGB, or the United Nations. It was a fantastically uneven battle. The UN fielded soldiers from twenty nations, America paid the bills, and the Soviets intrigued behind the scenes. Yet to everyone's surprise the new nation's rag-tag army of local gendarmes, jungle tribesmen and, controversially, European mercenaries, refused to give in. For two and a half years Katanga, the scrawniest underdog ever to fight a war, held off the world with guerrilla warfare, two-faced diplomacy, and some shady financial backing. It even looked as if the Katangese might win
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Othen, Christopher
Dewey number
  • 967.51031
  • 967.51031
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT665.K3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Katanga (Congo)
Target audience
adult
Label
Katanga 1960-63 : Mercenaries, Spies and the African Nation that Waged War on the World, Christopher Othen, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2NTgwNA==
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frd00010634
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Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750965804
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750965804
  • (Sirsi) b1462254
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System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
Katanga 1960-63 : Mercenaries, Spies and the African Nation that Waged War on the World, Christopher Othen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2NTgwNA==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00010634
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750965804
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750965804
  • (Sirsi) b1462254
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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