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Alan Brough is a writer and historian who grew up in Rhodesia. During those turbulent years he heard the whispered stories of Jack Malloch, an amazing flyer who many credited with the very survival of the breakaway country. Yet on the surface Jack seemed to be nothing but a hard-working entrepreneur who owned a nondescript little cargo operation serviced by a few battered old aircraft.

After Jack's untimely death in 1982 many lamented the fact that the truth about his extraordinary exploits would never be known.

So began Alain's long and painstaking period of meticulous research, as he slowly but surely gathered and collated scattered documents, classified intelligence reports and fractured memories that he could find. Now, after more than two decades of investigation, the true story of Jack Malloch and his wildly eventful life can at last be told.

While this is a biography, it is also an action packed historical record that, in a sense, starts and ends in the cockpit of the iconic Spitfire with fast-paced accounts of tumultuous times in dangerous places: from sanctions-busting in the battle to save Rhodesia; to the brutal Biafran war and the coups in the Comoros with Bob Denard; to the killing fields of Katanga with Mike Hoare and his buccaneering band of mercenaries.

But when the dust settled Jack Malloch was a dedicated family-man who was motivated by patriotism, compassion and strong Christian values. His honesty, reliability, dedication and courage, along with his detailed knowledge of Africa and the 'Big Men' who counted, uniquely qualified him for the many covert operations he undertook for the Secret Services of France, Portugal, the United States and Rhodesia.

Paperback, 403 pages

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Malloch the Man

A very good book about a larger than life chacter.

 

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