Dogs of War explores the phenomenon of modern mercenaries and illicit arms trafficking through the story of one man who operated at the heart of this covert and dangerous world for over thirty years.
Dave Tomkins was a flamboyant safe blower from Basingstoke, England. His underworld connections led him to the battlefields of Angola, where he became a mercenary fighting communist backed guerrillas. Wounded by a landmine, Dave returned home and entered the murky world of espionage, setting up mercenary operations, assassinations and huge arms deals. His exploits became legendary as he accumulated great wealth and lived a lavish jet-setting lifestyle, until a highly dangerous mission in America led to his dramatic downfall.
This thrilling feature documentary, with full access to Dave Tomkins, his associates and the men who finally caught him, will tell the incredible true story of his epic rise and fall, set against the backdrop of a deadly trade in death and destruction.