WAR STORIES, up close and personal in Third World conflicts

: Venter (A.) et al

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510pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (2011) 2013


War correspondent, documentary filmmaker and author Al Venter on a parachute battalion strike in Angola, clandestine security operations on Botswana, Portugals' colonial wars in Africa, an American hostage held by Hizbollah, and more.

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.