Tag: cold war
The Siege of Jadotville
Some time ago, in the early sixties, Belgian Congo, located smack bang in the middle of Africa, moved towards independence. Not everyone was thrilled with the idea. For one, a sizeable group of people living in the mineral-rich province of Katanga(uranium) wanted independence from independent Congo, while the original colonizers, the Belgians, wanted no independence…
Henry and Kristl held their breath for Thirteen Days
“Nothing can ruin the carefree mood of a football game so much as an imminent nuclear holocaust.” Henry folded his hands behind his head and stretched his body as to make full use of the couch. “Blimey, we actually saw a movie that was on the good side of the average divide…” Kristl said…
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