- Jul 13, 2013
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First of all Greyman is a great guy, not many would go to so much trouble. You have to remember it's not just for me but others wanting to get an inside idea of the legion.I can only say, nice reads. ( was hoping for some non fiction and read perhaps something about people i might know) and to Greyman. Great work and chapeau to you. You might seem to be a blunt guy in your posts but turned out to be a nice guy wit a great heart.
Sarajevo, what you said said about non-fiction is a really good point. I only regret that when I worked in the museum I hadn't thought of it. I had access to all the official documents, reports, history books etc. As well I got on with the Adj/c later major and a civvy historian who worked benevolent. I could have gathered all the information I wanted.
I did get the rapports on the kolwezi jump but wanted to make a 'story". So although most of the skirmishes did actually take place, our hero steals the lime light by being in nearly all. It is a fictitious book after all.
Some other things are documented also. The parachutes, mentioned already in the forum. The planes wheel getting a flat. The medical antenna being in the second wave, Very import, the Para regiment on alert Guepard (fast reaction alert) being on leave. I have actually seen the telex's concerning this incident. The regiment is deliberately not mentioned. The helicopters landing on the parade square of 4 RE to pick up the REP men on courses. Lack of munitions, maps and so forth.