Military historian Leif Hellström in Sweden has compiled a detailed and authoritative account of the use of Jeeps in the Congo conflict of the early 1960s. This complex and brutal war was unusual in a number of ways, including the fact that all sides in the conflict (including United Nations peacekeepers who became directly involved in the fighting) made use of interesting and varied collections of Jeeps. This 18-part series will draw on information and photos collected by Leif over decades, and is the largest research project published to date on CJ3B.info. -- Derek Redmond
Introduction -- and Map of the Congo
Part 1: The Early Years -- The Belgian Congo to 1960
Part 2: Going Into Decline -- Congo Central Government 1960-64
Part 3: The Baluba Campaign -- Katanga 1960-1961
Part 4: Katangese Armored Jeeps -- Katanga 1960-1961
Part 5: Fighting the UN -- Katanga 1961-1963
Part 6: ONUC Flatfenders -- Peacekeeping in the Congo, 1960-1964
Part 7: ONUC Round-fenders -- Peacekeeping in the Congo, 1960-1964
Part 8: Indian Contingent -- Peacekeeping in the Congo, 1960-1964
Part 9: ONUC Air Division -- Peacekeeping in the Congo, 1960-1964
Part 10: Standard M606s -- Congolese Central Government 1964-1966
Part 11: Armored M606s -- Congolese Central Government 1964-1966
Part 12: Armored M606s of 1 Choc -- Congolese Central Government 1964-1966
Part 13: Other Willys Jeeps -- Congolese Central Government 1964-1966
Part 14: Congolese Air Force -- Central Government 1964-1967
Part 15: CIA in the Congo -- 1962-1967
Part 16: Military Mutinies -- Central Government 1966-1967
Watch for the final pages to be added in this 18-part series.
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