War Dog - Al J Venter

#1
Venter's tome has two further sub titles ' How to fight other peoples wars' and 'A history of the Modern Mercenary'. None of them fit the book, which in my opinion would have been best titled - 'Executive Outcomes in Africa'

The book records the 'wars' in Angola, Mozambique and Sierra Leone predominantly; Op Barras merits 5 pages of their (EO's) perspective. Although originally in the shops in 2005 it remains topical, what with Simon Mann's issue just being settled and Zimbabwe's current crisis.

A good read with supporting photographs on the lives and loss of lives of former Rhodesian and SA military diaspora with an ex- Hereford face or two thrown in . At £15 you could do worse.
 
#2
I'm reading it now - there's some interesting stuff in there its got to be said but I'm not keen on the way its been put together. It could be a lot shorter and better organised for my money. There are also a fair whack of typos/schoolboy errors in it (50mm - when referring to the Browning .50 calibre for instance) which doesn't say much for the Author's claim to have been involved with Janes'.

All that said - I'm glad I bought it and it is an interesting read.
 
#3
Another good one on the same subject is "Guns for Hire" by Tony Gerarty better put together than War Dogs which I've also read.
 
#4
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Another good one on the same subject is "Guns for Hire" by Tony Gerarty better put together than War Dogs which I've also read.
Gerarthy? I spit on the floor, yet another fcekwit 'Freddy' I know better tome. Take yourself outside the room and give yourself 50 push-ups :D
 
#5
Alec_Lomas said:
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Another good one on the same subject is "Guns for Hire" by Tony Gerarty better put together than War Dogs which I've also read.
Gerarthy? I spit on the floor, yet another fcekwit 'Freddy' I know better tome. Take yourself outside the room and give yourself 50 push-ups :D
What the fcuk are you on about ? are you "special" ? :D
 
#6
combatintman said:
I'm reading it now - there's some interesting stuff in there its got to be said but I'm not keen on the way its been put together. It could be a lot shorter and better organised for my money. There are also a fair whack of typos/schoolboy errors in it (50mm - when referring to the Browning .50 calibre for instance) which doesn't say much for the Author's claim to have been involved with Janes'.

All that said - I'm glad I bought it and it is an interesting read.
Agree, fair points. Fred Marofono is a real person after all, could possibly feature in the QM's Forum in another thread.
 
#7
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Alec_Lomas said:
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Another good one on the same subject is "Guns for Hire" by Tony Gerarty better put together than War Dogs which I've also read.
Gerarthy? I spit on the floor, yet another fcekwit 'Freddy' I know better tome. Take yourself outside the room and give yourself 50 push-ups :D
What the fcuk are you on about ? are you "special" ? :D
Oh PULEESUE Fred F do me a favour guvnor. As for Gerathy as you spell his name ... utter cnut!!
 
#8
Alec_Lomas said:
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Alec_Lomas said:
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Another good one on the same subject is "Guns for Hire" by Tony Gerarty better put together than War Dogs which I've also read.
Gerarthy? I spit on the floor, yet another fcekwit 'Freddy' I know better tome. Take yourself outside the room and give yourself 50 push-ups :D
What the fcuk are you on about ? are you "special" ? :D
Oh PULEESUE Fred F do me a favour guvnor. As for Gerathy as you spell his name ... utter cnut!!
You really are a tit are'nt ya nobhead. Now take ya dick out ya dads mouth and go back to w*nking over Ross Kemp in Ultimate Force...fcuking STAB hat :roll: don't bother replying ya retard cos I got better things to do than argue with a pr*ck like you
 
#9
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Alec_Lomas said:
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Alec_Lomas said:
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Another good one on the same subject is "Guns for Hire" by Tony Gerarty better put together than War Dogs which I've also read.
Gerarthy? I spit on the floor, yet another fcekwit 'Freddy' I know better tome. Take yourself outside the room and give yourself 50 push-ups :D
What the fcuk are you on about ? are you "special" ? :D
Oh PULEESUE Fred F do me a favour guvnor. As for Gerathy as you spell his name ... utter cnut!!
You really are a tit are'nt ya nobhead. Now take ya dick out ya dads mouth and go back to w*nking over Ross Kemp in Ultimate Force...fcuking STAB hat :roll: don't bother replying ya retard cos I got better things to do than argue with a pr*ck like you
Gosh you are a sad lttle boy. I hope you get over it soon. Oh by the way, should you need need to talk to Fred Marafono, give me a pm,. But there's always Peter Mc Aleese if you not too pissed as he's now back in UK big man!!
 
#10
Alec_Lomas said:
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Alec_Lomas said:
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Alec_Lomas said:
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Another good one on the same subject is "Guns for Hire" by Tony Gerarty better put together than War Dogs which I've also read.
Gerarthy? I spit on the floor, yet another fcekwit 'Freddy' I know better tome. Take yourself outside the room and give yourself 50 push-ups :D
What the fcuk are you on about ? are you "special" ? :D
Oh PULEESUE Fred F do me a favour guvnor. As for Gerathy as you spell his name ... utter cnut!!
You really are a tit are'nt ya nobhead. Now take ya dick out ya dads mouth and go back to w*nking over Ross Kemp in Ultimate Force...fcuking STAB hat :roll: don't bother replying ya retard cos I got better things to do than argue with a pr*ck like you
Gosh you are a sad lttle boy. I hope you get over it soon. Oh by the way, should you need need to talk to Fred Marafono, give me a pm,. But there's always Peter Mc Aleese if you not too pissed as he's now back in UK big man!![/


I was'nt going to reply top this but fcuk it, I answered this post to say I had read both books mentioned in the thread...not a problem I'd have thought..but no AL tells me I'm a know it all ..just because I had the cheek to think one book better than the other.. :roll:

If you read AL's previous posts 90% are about books, ( armchair warrior ?) but why do you namedrop FM, and PM why would I want to talk to them ? :roll: what the fcuk has that got to do with anything eh , so you've read a few books about the SAS (yeah I've read your backlog) so fcuking what.

I'm very pleased PM's back in the UK but what the fcuk has that got to do with anything
You sound like some fcuking cadet, so if you have further namedropping etc pm me you fcuking baby :evil:
 
#11
Alec_Lomas said:
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Alec_Lomas said:
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Alec_Lomas said:
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Another good one on the same subject is "Guns for Hire" by Tony Gerarty better put together than War Dogs which I've also read.
Gerarthy? I spit on the floor, yet another fcekwit 'Freddy' I know better tome. Take yourself outside the room and give yourself 50 push-ups :D
What the fcuk are you on about ? are you "special" ? :D
Oh PULEESUE Fred F do me a favour guvnor. As for Gerathy as you spell his name ... utter cnut!!
You really are a tit are'nt ya nobhead. Now take ya dick out ya dads mouth and go back to w*nking over Ross Kemp in Ultimate Force...fcuking STAB hat :roll: don't bother replying ya retard cos I got better things to do than argue with a pr*ck like you
Gosh you are a sad lttle boy. I hope you get over it soon. Oh by the way, should you need to talk to Fred Marafono, give me a pm. There's always Peter Mc Aleese, as he's now back from IRAQ, if that draws your attention.
 
#12
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Alec_Lomas said:
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Alec_Lomas said:
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Alec_Lomas said:
The_Terrible_Twins said:
Another good one on the same subject is "Guns for Hire" by Tony Gerarty better put together than War Dogs which I've also read.
Gerarthy? I spit on the floor, yet another fcekwit 'Freddy' I know better tome. Take yourself outside the room and give yourself 50 push-ups :D
What the fcuk are you on about ? are you "special" ? :D
Oh PULEESUE Fred F do me a favour guvnor. As for Gerathy as you spell his name ... utter cnut!!
You really are a tit are'nt ya nobhead. Now take ya dick out ya dads mouth and go back to w*nking over Ross Kemp in Ultimate Force...fcuking STAB hat :roll: don't bother replying ya retard cos I got better things to do than argue with a pr*ck like you
Gosh you are a sad lttle boy. I hope you get over it soon. Oh by the way, should you need need to talk to Fred Marafono, give me a pm,. But there's always Peter Mc Aleese if you not too pissed as he's now back in UK big man!![/


I was'nt going to reply top this but fcuk it, I answered this post to say I had read both books mentioned in the thread...not a problem I'd have thought..but no AL tells me I'm a know it all ..just because I had the cheek to think one book better than the other.. :roll:

If you read AL's previous posts 90% are about books, ( armchair warrior ?) but why do you namedrop FM, and PM why would I want to talk to them ? :roll: what the fcuk has that got to do with anything eh , so you've read a few books about the SAS (yeah I've read your backlog) so fcuking what.

I'm very pleased PM's back in the UK but what the fcuk has that got to do with anything
You sound like some fcuking cadet, so if you have further namedropping etc pm me you fcuking baby :evil:
Nope no cadet brother, but yea I read a bit, mostly from folks that I know. Respect your views to be frank, but journalists, Geraghty (?) please, do me a favour. 25 years in the system, I know how to be cautious. You outside doing those push up yet? :D
 
#13
:D Alec Lomas a cadet - that really made me laugh

sorry Alec
 

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