Siege at Jadotville : the Irish Army's forgotten battle / Declan Power.
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|North Madison Co PL - Frankton Comm. Library||967.5103 POW (Text)||30419200616141||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781504758727 (paper)
- ISBN: 1504758722 (paper)
- Physical Description: 260 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
- Edition: First paperback edition.
- Publisher: Ashland, OR : Blackstone Publishing, 2016.
- Copyright: ©2011.
Originally published by Maverick Books in 2005.
"Includes a new foreword by the author"--Front cover.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-260) and index.
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. -- Back cover.
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