In retrospect, the attempted coup on the tiny African country of Equatorial Guinea was always destined to fail. Even the coup’s leader, Simon Mann was forced to admit it.
This story is about those who dared to involve themselves in change of a country which did not want to be changed; which did not want to find itself the focus of global interest.
But far from achieving their aim, those who embarked on the coup found that their own lives would never be the same again. The penalties were high. What was to be nicknamed the ‘Wonga Coup’ carried a price which could never have been anticipated. Men were at the mercy of the very man whose brutal leadership they had tried to terminate. They found themselves incarcerated in a jail where many before them had been tortured and from where opposers to the regime had mysteriously disappeared. The multi-million pound reward for their endeavors evaporated leaving all feeling cheated, some betrayed and others totally alienated from the outside world. Those, like Simon Mann, the pivotal character in the plot, who finally won freedom have been wary to talk about their ordeal. It is no wonder, for self-preservation is still paramount. They will always have to look over their shoulder. And, just like all good thrillers, there remains an element of suspense.
“The true story behind the “Wonga Coup” , the country that did not want to be brought into the public eye and the perils those involved faced.”
Military History Monthly
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Mann with a Mission 3
Chapter 2 Secret Forces at Work 9
Chapter 3 A Coup de Farce 24
Chapter 4 A Leading Player 39
Chapter 5 Trials and Retributions 51
Chapter 6 Mishaps of a Mummy's Boy 61
Chapter 7 Tumbledown Tim' 77
Chapter 8 Black Days in Black Beach 85
Chapter 9 Courting the Enemy 98
Chapter 10 A Country in need of Conquering 111
Chapter 11 Freedom 145
Chapter 12 Picking up the Pieces 156
Chapter 13 Round Up of the Coup That Never Was 159
Chapter 14 The Discovery and Damnation of Equatorial Guinea 165