My Enemy, My Friend

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50 years ago British forces were engaged in a brutal and terrifying battle against an unknown enemy which operated in secret cells hidden within mainstream society.

The place was Kenya and the enemy, the feared and savage Mau Mau.

My Enemy My Friend is the story of Eric Holyoak, a white European settler who, with a group of captured Mau Mau fighters, developed new counter-insurgency techniques in the dense dark forests of the Aberdare mountains which were to change the entire course of the war.