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eBook The Road to Kalamata: A Congo Mercenary's Personal Memoir download ISBN: 0669207160
Author: Mike Hoare
Publisher: Lexington Books; 1st edition (July 1, 1989)
Language: English
Pages: 132
ePub: 1991 kb
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Rating: 4.2
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Category: Biography
Subcategory: Memoirs

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Итак, замахнулся на Mike Hoare's. Записки командира 4-го Коммандо наемников майора "Безумного" Майка Хоара о его похождениях в раздираемой гражданской войной республике Конго - чтиво интереснейшее, надеюсь, мне удастся сохранить дух оригинальных мемуаров старого "дикого гуся".

I had recently finished reading Mike Hoare's 'Congo Mercenary' in which he references his previous experience in the Congo, which is detailed within this book. I absolutely enjoyed reading the 'Congo Mercenary' and to that end purchased this book as a follow up. I was not disappointed. As has been said by plenty of people before me, Mike Hoare has a gift of penmanship that makes his books highly enjoyable. His tale can be humorous, shocking, thrilling, and pragmatic all at once

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The Road to Kalamata: Congo Mercenary's Personal Memoir, Mike Hoare. This covers Mike's operations in the Congo and his Wild Geese days, a colourful book not overly well written but giving a great flavour of the times. Seychelles Affair, Mike Hoare, 1987, 259 pages. This book details the almost farcical attempt to take over the Seychelles. The New Mercenaries: The History of the Hired Soldier from the Congo to the Seychelles, Mockler, Anthony. A history of the modern hire soldier. As you'd expect from the title Mike Hoare features quite a lot in this book.

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Mike Hoare's first mercenary action was in 1961 in Katanga, a province trying to break away from the newly independent Republic of the Congo. His unit was called "4 Commando". During this time he married Phyllis Sims, an airline stewardess. Lexington Books (1989), ISBN 0-669-20716-0; Boulder, CO: Paladin Press (reissue 2008, with new foreword, ISBN 978-1-58160-641-6); Durban: Partners in Publishing (2019).

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The author recounts his experiences as a mercenary, during the Katanga campaign of 1961, and describes the efforts of his group to find and rescue two soldiers cut off from their unit behind enemy lines
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I'm a Russian Occupant
I had recently finished reading Mike Hoare's 'Congo Mercenary' in which he references his previous experience in the Congo, which is detailed within this book. I absolutely enjoyed reading the 'Congo Mercenary' and to that end purchased this book as a follow up. I was not disappointed.

As has been said by plenty of people before me, Mike Hoare has a gift of penmanship that makes his books highly enjoyable. His tale can be humorous, shocking, thrilling, and pragmatic all at once. This book is much different from the aforementioned 'Congo Mercenary' in that the story is focused only on a handful of events and only a couple of operations, filling less than 160 pages. However this isn't a handicap, as the story is none-the-less a gripping tale of warfare and adventure.

For those who are a fan of Mike Hoare's work, this is well worth being added to your collection.

For those interested in the Congo Crisis, African decolonization, mercenary warfare/life, or just seeking a thrilling non-fiction tale, this is book will surely not disappoint.
Roram
I've read all of Mike Hoare's books about the Congo and they are generally very enjoyable and entertaining. Colonel Hoare is a very talented writer and the work has a witty flavor to it reminiscent of George MacDonald Fraser. I later read "Mad Dog Killers" (written by one of the men serving under Hoare in 5 Commando) and it paints a completely different picture of the time period and the experience of fighting in the Congo - so the differences in the narrative (as well as comments made by other reviewers here) make me question the veracity of Hoare's writing.

They're all good reads regardless. Certainly an interesting setting and time period - just take whatever is written with a large grain of salt!
Coiwield
I've read Mike Hoares other books, and this one ranks at the bottom. It's not bad. It's just a bit boring. If you're seking a tale of mercenaries fighting pitched battles against savage tribes, read his other books. This tells the story of two men who drove down a road and what happened to them. It's brutal, but Africa is a brutal place populated by brutal peoples. I'd buy it again because I admire Col. Hoare.
Ice_One_Guys
I doubt one could find a military memoir that is better written than The Road To Kalamata. It is on a par with and has echoes of George MacDonald Fraser's Quartered Safe Out Here. This book is all the more remarkable as it is essentially a 'vignette' that covers a relatively brief time period an focuses on essentially a single operation. Despite the narrow focus, Mike Hoare weaves in fascinating political and social background background as adeptly as he portrays soldiers' life and experience. This story is at once fascinating, poignant, humorous and horrible. The book is also an excellent primer and case study of military leadership. I cannot recommend this book highly enough to anyone interested in the human experience and African history.
Steelraven
Great account of the mercenaries thoughts and actions of the 1960’s
Browelali
An engaging and enlightening view of one of the most disturbing times in the Congo. Well written and compelling to read.
Jairani
"Mad Mike" Hoare is a colorful figure from the days of the Congo War. Stories abound of his adventures. This book is but one of those available and very good read.
Not the best from Hoare by any stretch. The book starts slow, I wasn't sure where it was going, and then it dawned on me that it was wrapping up. Not a bad read because it's a primary account of a true event, but I wish it included more details on personal weapons, kit, tactics, etc... Thanks, Jerry