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  1. "The Mercenaries" a.k.a. "Dark of the Sun" is a 1968 adventure-war film starring Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Brown, and Peter Carsten. The film, which was directed by Jack Cardiff, is based on Wilbur Smith's 1965 novel, The Dark of the Sun. The story about a band of mercenaries sent on a dangerous mission during the Congo Crisis was adapted into a screenplay by Ranald MacDougall. Critics condemned the film on its original release for its graphic scenes of violence and torture.
  2. "The Mercenaries": Sorobanzuku is a 1986 Japanese film directed by Yoshimitsu Morita.
  3. "The Mercenaries" is a 1987 Iranian film written by Alireza Davoudnejad & Akbar Sadeghi and directed by Jahangir Jahangiri.

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Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1846)

by Alexander Whitelaw

In other languages, having corresponding words derived from the same root — for instance, in German — soldier is frequently used to denote more especially the modern warrior, contradistinguished to the ancient, as well as to the feudal militia, and to the mercenaries of the middle ages. The first example of mercenaries is found about 700 B. C, in Carthage, if we except the small companies of guards in the service of some kings and tyrants. Carthage, with a moderate population, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Rights (1996)

by Edward H. Lawson, Mary Lou Bertucci

The mercenaries stayed in the Comoros until 15 December 1989, and then left for Johannesburg on a South African cargo plane. The departure of the mercenaries was essentially due to French action in support of the sovereignty and legitimate authorities of the Comoros. This event highlighted the vulnerability of the Comoros and, once again, the active presence of mercenaries in Africa. The Special Rapporteur considered it pertinent to draw the attention of the Commission on ...

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King Kong VS The Mercenaries

After the cultists summonned the giant ape, he wound up attacking the mercenaries, who had "adopted" a sabretooth tiger as well as the bulldog by this point in the game...

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Once you start thinking about it in a mercenary frame of mind, then you're finished. You're a joke, because there are too many mercenaries out there already. (Tommy Shaw)
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