In The Biafra Story, Frederick Forsyth, a British author and journalist took a strongly Biafran stance, revealing the depth of the British Government’s active involvement which many would have far preferred to remain secret. Forsyth exposed the contribution of the British government to the war especially facilitation by a ready supply of arms and advice. That Forsyth had the courage to take on The Establishment surprised none who knew him then; today his robust common-sense views strike a cord with those who have had enough of political correctitude. Still relevant in terms of the lessons that it offers, many of which are, tragically, still unlearnt, this powerful book is also significant as it launched Frederick Forsyth on his hugely successful literary career by providing him with the background material for Dogs of War. The combination of dramatic events and shocking exposures combined with the author’s forthright and perceptive style makes The Biafra Story as compelling a read today as when it was first written.