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Commando 52

German Democratic Republic, 1965 (MIFF 1973)

Director: Walter Heynowski

'Commando 52' was a mercenary troop in the Congolese Civil War, led by a West German officer, Major Siegfried Muller.

Based on original documents, photographs and films, this documentary sets out to demonstrate that the mercenaries considered themselves 'warriors of the Free World', and that their activities were supported by reactionary circles in West Germany.

Golden Dove, Leipzig, 1965.

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