: Venter (A.) et al

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464pp., b/w & colour illus., map, Pretoria, 2013



War correspondent, documentary filmmaker and author Al J. Venter on the future role of mercenaries in Africa, the ousting of President Idi Amin in Uganda, Biafra's air war against the Nigerians, the Battle of the Lomba River in Angola.

Al Venter served as an African and Middle East correspondent for various publications in the stable of Britain's Jane's Information Group. His other books include The Last of Africa's Cold War Conflicts, Portuguese Guinea and its guerilla insurgency; Gunship Ace, the wars of Neill Ellis, helicopter pilot and mercenary; Guerilla Wars in Africa; War in Angola; Africa at War; The Chopper Boys and War Dogs.