Firepower - Chris Dempster & Dave Tomkins

#1
Anyone got a copy of the book they could lend me? Its on Amazon, about £15, but I dont want a permie copy, just reread a book I read in Basic. PnP paid both ways, obviously.
 
#2
I can't find my copy.

There's a lot of BS in that book but unfortunately the Maquela massacre is not.
 
#4
I might have it as an ebook.
 
#5
I can't find my copy.

There's a lot of BS in that book but unfortunately the Maquela massacre is not.
Very true.
Also read McAleese's No Mean Soldier who was one of the few to emerge from Angola with any credit.
 
#7
Very true.
Also read McAleese's No Mean Soldier who was one of the few to emerge from Angola with any credit.
I'll look out for that.
A few years ago I was working in Namibia with a bloke who claimed to have met Costas Georgiou.
One of the 'facts' he told me that I think was mentioned in the book concerns the execution of 'Callan' and the others. Apparently the firing squad missed McKenzie completely. He fainted but came to on the gurney and was despatched by pistol.
 
#8
Apparently the firing squad missed McKenzie completely. He fainted but came to on the gurney and was despatched by pistol.
I've heard that from a few sources.
 
#9
P McA has another book coming out - you can reserve a copy at 30 Degrees Sth.
It's an update of 'No Mean Soldier' which will include stuff he felt it prudent not to include in the original, in addition to bringing it up to the current time.
 
#10
Very true.
Also read McAleese's No Mean Soldier who was one of the few to emerge from Angola with any credit.
There were 6 UK passport holders who were put in jail. The sentences ranged from 16 > 30 years. All were released in 1984 (?). Besides, Peter, one of those, JN, is one of the most straightforward, credible gents in town that I have the pleasure of socialising with. A top class bloke.
 
#11
Anyone got a copy of the book they could lend me? Its on Amazon, about £15, but I dont want a permie copy, just reread a book I read in Basic. PnP paid both ways, obviously.
I have learned the hard way that getting back a rare book is even harder than finding it in the first place.

Over the years I managed to 'lose' every single one of my books on southern Africa to 'borrowers'. Never again - because they're all gone!
 
#13
B_B - any luck? No worries if not, I'll buy it... then store in the garage!
 
#14
'Fraid not. It's Tomkins other book "Dirty Combat".
 
#15
Aw well, no worries. It will be here sometime next week courtesy of Amazon. Ta anyway!
 
#16
I'll look out for that.
A few years ago I was working in Namibia with a bloke who claimed to have met Costas Georgiou.
One of the 'facts' he told me that I think was mentioned in the book concerns the execution of 'Callan' and the others. Apparently the firing squad missed McKenzie completely. He fainted but came to on the gurney and was despatched by pistol.
I think it was Brummie Barker/Baker that happened to not McKenzie
 
#18
Correct, McKenzie was in a wheelchair
That was it..... though McKenzie apparently got up from his wheelchair.
G3 was Brummy, the gent regularly seen around the Shot dressed in black with a cowboy hat?
 
#19
I loaned out my copy years ago never to be seen and was shocked at the prices on amazon for it. However I added both it and Peter McAleese's to my wish list on there as part of a growing list of books I've either lost or loaned out and new stuff that strikes my interest. Every couple of months or so I order 2-5 in a bundle when the price and postage is right. A couple of months ago I hit pay dirt.

In Feb I snagged a used paperback copy of Firepower for $19.99 Cdn plus S&H in good shape. After rereading it I went looking for McAleese's book and I got No Mean Soldier for $12.81 Canadian plus S&H used almost new hard cover in great condition a couple of weeks ago.

I agree both are good reads, and no I ain't loaning them out again.
 
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