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The Incredible Story Of Apartheid's Black Shock Troops

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Mercenary Town (2005): The notorious 32 Battalion -- black soldiers who fought for white governments - were the shock troops of apartheid. Now the ANC wants to dismantle their retirement town and scatter the community. For downloads and more information visit http://journeyman.tv/53691/short-films/mercenary-town.html The town of Pomfret may stand on the site of an old asbestos mine but it's the only home the soldiers of 32 Battalion know. When their unit was disbanded at the end of apartheid, they retired here. "This is our land ... if we are spread out I believe many of us will suffer", fears one resident. But when 70 mercenaries, many of them current or former residents of Pomfret, were arrested for attempting a coup in Equatorial Guinea, authorities acted quickly. They announced that Pomfret would be dismantled and its 3,000 residents evicted. "It's unjust", complains one former soldier. They feel they're being punished for their violent past. ABC Australia - Ref. 2893 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.