Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

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Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 11 Jul 2011 21:00

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.
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Arto

From: Los mercenarios, Jacques Lantie: A french para, I suppose from Congo:
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No details:
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From: The Mercenaries, Anthony Mockler: The capture of Bukavu - arrival of Schramme´s mobile column.
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 31 Aug 2011 19:08

Hi,
Few more:
Colonel Jean "Black Jack" Schramme is one of the few mercenary leaders in black Africa to lead a successful coup d´etat on an Africar dictotor. He is wearing the insignia, shown on the next photo.
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Emblem of an extinct unit: "Commando Kansimba" or Leopard Battaillion, as Schramme´s 10 Commando was better known in the 1960s.
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Mercenary humour in Congo.
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Souce: Soldier of Forture magazines, August 1985 & Seeptember 1986.
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Arto
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 30 Jan 2012 03:11

Personalities:
Rolf Steiner pauses from command of Biafran army brigade in 1968. Steiner was top merc of savage civil war in which American Nick Bishop led Ibo troops of Biafra´s 4th commando.
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During Congo rebellion of 1960s, Siedfried Muller was one of the first mercs to sign on in South Africa.
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Major Michael Hoare (right), commander of 5th Congo Brigade, prepares to lead attack on Stanleyville, rebel stronghold, in 1964. Trooper holds older model FN.
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Source: Soldier of Fortune magazine (October 1981)

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 06 Feb 2012 04:05

Another view from Rolf Steiner
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Death in Biafra. Left "Taffy" Williams giving orders for the attack on Onitsha (10 November 1968) to the Flemish mercenary Marc Goosens. The meditative mercenary sucking a straw is Armand Ianarelli. Minutes later Goosens has been killed. His men bring back his body.
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Source: Anthony Mockler: The Mercenaries
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 06 Feb 2012 06:03

From: beegeagle.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/nigerian-civil-warthe-mercenaries-of-biafra
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 06 Feb 2012 08:00

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 08 Feb 2012 03:57

Airwar:
WIGMO armorer works on B-26 attack plane at Stanleyville, the Congo. Deadly plane was armed with eight .50-caliber machine guns and 18 2.7-inch rockets.
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T-28 fighter-bomber used in close support of mercenaries and belgian paras making mercy-mission raid into Stanleyville, the Congo, to free white captives and liberate city from communist-supported Simba guerrillas.
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Biafra
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 10 Feb 2012 20:41

Mercenaries mobile firepower in Congo
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 18 Feb 2012 01:11

Varios from Congo:
Nice uniform.
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 20 Feb 2012 01:21

From Katanga. Can somebody tell, who are inside the helicopter?
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 24 Mar 2012 06:37

The man in the helicopter is a Belgian colonel Jean-Marie Crevecoeur. There is a web site about him in albertville.stools.net/text_kasongo_nyembo
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Other Belgians mercenaries
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 19 Apr 2012 20:47

Rescueing of hostages in Congo?
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Siegfried Muller as Simba turncoat :lol:
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 18 Jul 2012 05:26

Hi,
Biafra-Nigeria conflict. Source: TasmanianTimes.com
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Angola 1976. Source: dhanbaaal.com
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 31 Aug 2012 03:01

Biafra/Nigeria conflict in 1960s:
Jean "Black Jack" Schramme, notice Kansimba Commando patch on his left arm. Source: ebay.com
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Rolf Steiner with the national flag "Rising sun" of Biafra and under it his commando´s patch, which was also worn by his men. Source: Remember Biafra/MySpace
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About the incredible attacks of small swedish made airplanes against Nigerian MIG fighters on ground:
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G:\MFI-9 MiniCOIN, Biafran Babies - Pictures & Photos on FlightGlobal Airspace.mht
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 31 Aug 2012 04:02

An Biafran member wearing the same badges than Rolf Steiner. Source: Chemin de Memoire des Parachutistes.
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