Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

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Arto O
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 26 Apr 2015 04:26

Thanks kryst for your post.
More vehichles from Congo, unluckily no details. Observe the spears of the natives.
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Source: falfiles.com
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Sid Guttridge » 26 Apr 2015 16:24

Hi Guys,

Before getting too carried away, it is worth mentioning that the mercenaries were not necessarily effective.

There is a very good article on the French independent company raised by the Rhodesian Army in 1977-78 at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_Independ ... hodesia%29

This article is damning enough, but omits the activities of some of its members after the unit was disbanded in disgrace. These included murder.

Cheers,

Sid.

P.S. Then there was the debacle of the "Ancient Order of Froth Blowers" in the Seychelles in 1981.

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by kryst » 26 Apr 2015 18:21

Arto O wrote:Thanks kryst for your post.
More vehichles from Congo, unluckily no details. Observe the spears of the natives.
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Photographs March 1965 support of combat operations by ANC troops Commando Kivu Codoki (before CPN Kowalski)
more http://kisimba.skynetblogs.be/

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 29 Apr 2015 18:00

Thanks a lot Sid and kryst,
From Alamy: Simba uprising 1964-65:
Mercenaries removing a road block in the jungle, November 1964
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Leisure time, Kamina, Katanga province, September 1964
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Mercenaries making mines, November 1964
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Mercenaries Gerry Joubert from South Africa and Frank Bradshaw
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 29 Apr 2015 18:08

Mercenaries securing the street to Lisala, Equateur province
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Mercenaries in front of their quarter, Lisala, Equateur province
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Equateur province
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 11 May 2015 04:18

Back to Biafra, source in the photos.
A QUESTION: What is the origen of the camouflage clothing worn by the man with a cap in the center. At left seems to be "Taffy" Williams
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Rolf Steiner on obstacle course :D
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The camouflage clothing colours of Steiner.
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Marc Goossens at left with the unknown man from the first picture.
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 30 May 2015 03:55

Marc Gooseens and others in Biafra seemed to wear WWII ex US Marine camouflaged clothing.
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Source: achtung-blitzkrieg.comThe death of Marc Gooseens in the battle of Onitsha on November 1968.
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There are many interesting picture about Biafra on orbspatrianostra.com
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by kryst » 22 Jun 2015 18:41

Michalski Zbigniew, Józef born on 20 August 1927 (lt, cpn) militaire Forces Katangaises (2nd Lt.), listed in the army of Grand Chief
Kasongo-Niembo in a letter from Kasongo-Niembo to Tshombe" dated 28 August 1961.Also listed as stateless of Polish origin. Repatriated by UN on 7 September 1961 from Elisabethville. Congo - Operation Omengang 1964 Stanleyville winning column Lima 1 Commander 7 Bn Commando. Fights till 1966 (7) operations on Tanganyika against mercenaries Cuban Che..
Wounded in the fighting with the UN, hospital in Elisabethville - Katanga
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 30 Jun 2015 02:32

Thanks again kryst,
There were more polish than I thought.
Here "Black Jack" Schramme during the Simba uprising. Note the leopard patch of his commando. The man behind the Browning1919 machine gun seems to be the same than in the famous photo. Another MG should be the Browing M2. Note the Bukavu text at right up corner. A road sign?
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Source: network54.com
Also during the Simba uprising:
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by kryst » 07 Jul 2015 20:14

Arto O wrote:Thanks again kryst,
There were more polish than I thought.
Here "Black Jack" Schramme during the Simba uprising. Note the leopard patch of his commando. The man behind the Browning1919 machine gun seems to be the same than in the famous photo. Another MG should be the Browing M2. Note the Bukavu text at right up corner. A road sign?
aug-08-1967-6-mercenary-leader-col-schramme-giving-orders-to-his-mercenaries-E0XPYH.jpg
bukavumko.jpg
Source: network54.com
Also during the Simba uprising:
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"Black Jack" Schramme & Colonel Robert "Bob" Denard

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Bob Nodyn & Morell?

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by kryst » 09 Jul 2015 09:41

kryst wrote:
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Bob Nodyn & Morell?
Major Robert "Bob" Noddyn driver & shooter Jean Pierre Morel

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 06 Nov 2015 00:30

Thanks kryst,
Now there are the names for this famous picture.
From Biafra: Marc Goosens observing somekind ritual dance.
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Another imagen of Rolf Steiner.
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Source: schrammes-ramblings.....
Back to Congo and Katanga
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 16 Apr 2016 21:11

Katanga - Simba uprising 1964:
The pilot seem to be a congolese, but the crewmen/another pilot on ground from where?
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Examing rebel´s weapons, of course soviet ones.
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Leisure time.
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Interrogating a small boy.
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Blueknights » 28 Apr 2016 18:25

Arto O wrote: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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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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This not para français, this a mercenary Belgium Guy Jacquemin

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Blueknights » 28 Apr 2016 18:27

kryst wrote:
Arto O wrote:Thanks again kryst,
There were more polish than I thought.
Here "Black Jack" Schramme during the Simba uprising. Note the leopard patch of his commando. The man behind the Browning1919 machine gun seems to be the same than in the famous photo. Another MG should be the Browing M2. Note the Bukavu text at right up corner. A road sign?
aug-08-1967-6-mercenary-leader-col-schramme-giving-orders-to-his-mercenaries-E0XPYH.jpg
bukavumko.jpg
Source: network54.com
Also during the Simba uprising:
geographytravel-congo-events-simba-uprising-1964-1965-mercenaries-CPH1fFE.jpg
geographytravel-congo-events-simba-uprising-1964-1965-mercenaries-CPH1FHx.jpg
"Black Jack" Schramme & Colonel Robert "Bob" Denard

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Bob Nodyn & Morell?
This is Van Den Dycke Roland and René Voets mercenaire Belgium

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