Who killed Hammarskjöld? : the UN, the Cold War and white supremacy in Africa
Title: Who killed Hammarskjöld? : the UN, the Cold War and white supremacy in Africa
Author: O'MALLEY, Alanna
Citation: Cold War history, 2012, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 567-568
Dag Hammarskjöld was on the point of getting something done when they killed him. Notice that I said, “When they killed him”’ (p. 232). These were reportedly the remarks of former US President Harry S. Truman commenting to the press following the demise of UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld in a plane crash at Ndola in Northern Rhodesia. Indeed, the provocative nature of the title of this book is carried through the pages which trace Williams’ research from London to Lusaka by way of South Africa, as she delves into one of history’s most infamous mysteries. Williams’ book opens like a scene from CSI as she methodically untangles the many anomalies surrounding the crash, using modern forensic technology to re-examine the controversial evidence, including photographs of Hammarskjöld’s body, which appear to show a bullet hole in his forehead and pieces of the fuselage, which she proves did not have bullet holes.
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