”Give me 10,000 Biafrans for six months and we’ll build an army that would be invincible on this continent.”
Chronicles Of Notable Foreign Heroes Of Biafra Continued…
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By Paul Ihechi Alagba,
TODAY WE SHALL BE LOOKING AT THE HEROICS OF ‘DAVID HUGH TAFFY WILLIAMS’
Born in 1933 in Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, Taffy Williams was the most dreaded foreign mercenary Biafra ever had during the war, rising to the rank of ‘Major’ in the Biafran army. He led several offensives with his troops who were fond of his invisibility in the war front against the invasion of Nigerian troops and their foreign mercenaries into Biafra land.
“Williams was assigned one hundred Biafran fighters in early 1968, and managed to keep two battalions of Chadian mercenaries serving with the Nigerian Federal army at bay for twelve weeks with only antiquated weapons.”-Wrote the British legendary writer-Fredrick Forsyth in his book- THE BIAFRA STORY.
“I’ve seen a lot of Africans at war, but there’s nobody to touch these people”
“Give me 10,000 Biafrans for six months and we’ll build an army that would be invincible on this continent. I’ve seen men die in this war who would have won the Victoria Cross in another context”- Fredrick Forsyth quoted Williams to have braggingly said.
Taffy Williams who left the Biafran Army shortly before the end of the war in 1970 was likely the last foreign soldier to leave Biafraland. He died in 1996.