Important Erik Bonde throughout the Congo Crisis -The Firearm Weblog


TFB’s Photo Of The Day – right now we go back in time to among 1960 and 1965 and the Congo Crisis.

The image is almost certainly taken in 1961.

Quickly following the Republic of the Congo (right now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) became independent from Belgium, the crisis started which turned the nation into a state of civil war.

There was an intervention by the United Nations, but nonetheless, about 100,000 men and women had been killed throughout the crisis.

Important Erik Bonde was a single of the soldiers in the Swedish United Nations mission, and the particular person that can be observed in these photos.

As you can see in the top rated image, there look to be two bullet holes in Important Bone’s chest and arm. According to, Mr. Bonde was almost certainly shot by Baluba warriors.

A quote from Wikipedia (Supply) shines some extra light about the doable level of armament of the enemy: “Luba had no guns, their weapons had been bows and arrows guns they did not know. The guns we have with us, they asked us, “Are they pestles?” The conquest of the Luba men and women was swift”

The enemy was almost certainly working with old muzzle loading rifles or muskets to shoot Mr. Bonde.

As you can see Important Bonde is working with the Swedish Carl Gustaf M/45 sub-machine gun in 9×19 mm.

Important Erik Bonde was lightly wounded in the ambush. Immediately after provided very first help he returned to the fight against the invisible enemy in the jungle bush.


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