The Guns for Hire – Mercenaries in the Congo – 1964

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54 Commando

This footage is from the Italian documentary Africa Addio, it follows Mike Hoares 54 Commando as they rest up just after the liberation of Stanleyville from Simba guerrillas in late 1964 and prepare to move onto Boende where up to 1000 foreigners and African Catholics were being held hostage.