Siege at Jadotville

Siege at Jadotville

The Irish Army's Forgotten Battle

Audiobook CD - 2016
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In September 1961, another chapter should have been written into the annals, but it is a tale that lay shrouded in dust for years. The men of A Company, Thirty-Fifth Irish Infantry Battalion, arrived in the Congo as a United Nations contingent to help keep the peace. For many it would be their first trip outside their native shores. Some of the troops were teenage boys, their army-issue hobnailed boots still unbroken. They had never heard a shot fired in anger. Others were experienced professional soldiers but were still not prepared for the action that was to take place. Led by Commandant Pat Quinlan, A Company found themselves tasked with protecting the European population at Jadotville, a small mining town in the southern Congolese province of Katanga. It fell to A Company to protect those who would later turn against them. On September 13th, 1961, the bright morning air of Jadotville was shattered by the sound of automatic gunfire.The men of A Company found their morning mass parade interrupted, and within minutes they went from holding rosaries to rifles as they entered the world of combat. This was to be no Srebrenica; though cut off and surrounded, the men of Jadotville held their ground and fought. This is their story.
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] :, Blackstone Audio,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781504661065
Branch Call Number: TB 658.22 POW c.1
Characteristics: 1 audio disc (6.5 hr.) : digital, MP3 format ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 pdf disc
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Additional Contributors: Doyle, Gerard - Narrator
Alternative Title: Irish Army's forgotten battle

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