Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Blueknights » 29 Apr 2016 13:01

J'ai des photos personnelles qui me viennent de mon père qui était avec bob Denard et de ce fait j'ai connu plusieurs mercenaires mais uniquement des photos du Congo

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Blueknights » 29 Apr 2016 13:09

[quote="Arto O"]Hi,
The golden age of modern mercenaries was in 1960s and 1970s, especially in Africa: Kongo, Nigeria, Angola etc. If you have any photos or links, I would appreciate it a lot, especially from Nigeria.
The guy, who scan for me in the internet place didnt made his best work today, so sorry about the bad quality of the photos.
Thanks in advance.
Cheers
Arto

From: Los mercenarios, Jacques Lantie: A french para, I suppose from Congo:
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The first pictures from page 1 is not a French para this Belgian mercenary Guy jacquemin

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Sid Guttridge » 29 Apr 2016 16:19

Hi Blueknights,

"Golden Age"? Let's not over romanticize these guys, who included a good number of homicidal maniacs, of whom Callan was only the most notorious, and other's who the Rhodesians would have classified as "a waste of white skin".

The more worthwhile soldiers amongst the mercenaries in Africa mostly joined the Rhodesian Security Forces during those years. Even the Rhodies made mistakes in recruitment - i.e. the French indep. company of RLI.

Sid.

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Arto O » 08 May 2016 03:28

Thanks Blueknights for your info. Sid Guttridge, I used the word "Golden ages" not Blueknights. But I agree with your opinion.
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Jacky » 20 Oct 2016 18:46

Souvenir congo
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Delaw57 » 30 Oct 2016 15:34

The information regarding Danny Roxo is incorrect. Danny moved to South Africa in 1975 and joined the South African Defence Force. During Operation Savannah in Angola (Which I myself took part in as a member of the SADF) Danny Roxo was part of Bravo Group (Which later became 32 Battalion)
Danny was awarded the Honoris Crux for bravery during the battle of Bridge 14.
On the 23rd August 1976 whilst on a rescue mission the vehicle in which he was travelling triggered an anti-tank mine which flipped it over crushing Danny beneath it, as the story goes "He lit up a cigarette and calmly smoked it until it was finished, and the he died"

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Arto O » 01 Nov 2016 19:14

Hi Jacky and Delaw57, welcome to the forum.

Jacky, do you have more information about the photo you sent? Date and who?

Delaw57, thanks for correction. Here another picture of Daniel.
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Portugueses mercenaries in Angola. Can somebody identify the unit.
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The defence of Bukavu - Katangese gendarmes led by white mercenary "dig in"
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Biafra: Taffy Williams attending a wounded Biafran soldier during the incident where Marc Goossens died.
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Arto O » 20 Mar 2017 04:07

Simba uprising 1964 - 1965:
Mercenaries and native bearers marching through the jungle, december 1964
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Natives with flag of truth saluting the mercenaries, december 1964
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Mercenaries resting in a village, december 1964
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A camp
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Arto O » 20 May 2017 02:08

Simba uprising 64 -65, patrol of mercenaries crossing river Ituri on a ferry.
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One way to cure a bad toothace.
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Congo Muller with his iron cross.
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