Introduction - Nigeria from independence to the eve of civil war /Chronology /The Federal Nigerian Army - organization and character /The Biafran Army - organization and character /The mercenaries - Rolf Steiner and 4th Commando Brigade /The Nigerian and Biafran navies and air forces - MiGs and Ilyushins vs. Count von Rosen's Swedish Minicons /Weapons /Uniforms /Plate Commentaries
Featuring specially commissioned artwork and rare photographs, this is a concise and accessible guide to the Nigerian-Biafran War, a brutal conflict that captured the attention of the western media.
Philip Jowett was born in Leeds in 1961, and has been interested in military history for as long as he can remember. His first Osprey book was the ground-breaking Men-at-Arms 306: Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-49; he has since published the three-part sequence The Italian Army 1940-45 (Men-at-Arms 340, 349 and 353). A rugby league enthusiast and amateur genealogist, he is married and lives in Lincolnshire. Raffaele Ruggeri was born in Bologna where he works and lives with his wife. After studying at the Fine Arts Academy he worked in several areas of graphics and design before deciding to devote himself to illustration. He has long been interested in military history and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey.