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    Apparently rte are having a film made about the siege...
    "We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey"
    Radio transmission, siege of Jadotville DR Congo. September 1961.
    Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Already casted apparently

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempest View Post
    Already casted apparently
    http://www.rte.ie/ten/news/2014/0806...-jamie-dornan/

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    about time i did my leaving cert history project this year on the subject
    Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmark View Post
    about time i did my leaving cert history project this year on the subject
    Fantastic !! :-)

    When I did my leaving cert history (ahem late '70s) there was no mention of our defence forces either at home or overseas.

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    i did a special project on it and i was born in the 70s ha ha ha i bet you feel old
    Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmark View Post
    i did a special project on it and i was born in the 70s ha ha ha i bet you feel old
    Well my young friend thanks for that :-)

    What aspects of the subject did your project look at ?
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    i looked at how the army treated A Coy after its return to Ireland and how much of a taboo subject jadoville was. i also touched on how little the irish public know of what these brave men went through
    Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.

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    No chance of a sequel about the army kicking arse in Elizabethville?
    "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come-quickly View Post
    No chance of a sequel about the army kicking arse in Elizabethville?
    Not a chance. According to our republican history. We are always the victims.
    Last edited by sofa; 9th August 2014 at 22:03.

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    Once its released thousands of wimmins everywhere will be disappointed to find out that our commandants are nowhere near as young and handsome as the lead actor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmark View Post
    i looked at how the army treated A Coy after its return to Ireland and how much of a taboo subject jadoville was. i also touched on how little the irish public know of what these brave men went through
    Quite extraordinary how the POWs were treated esp given that most ,if not all, of the founders of the Army and the Free State had surrendered in combat at least once at some stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danno View Post
    Quite extraordinary how the POWs were treated esp given that most ,if not all, of the founders of the Army and the Free State had surrendered in combat at least once at some stage.
    Even want to preserve that house of shame in Moore Street

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkey View Post
    Apparently rte are having a film made about the siege...
    A study of Sean Foleys book would be a good start for any such film.

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    Their performance was extraordinary considering that the Army as a whole had no combat experience worth the name, not having fought in 40 years. Anyone who considered their performance a shameful was an idiot, considering how unprepared the Army was for the Congo. They were all heroes.

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    This is it,its not as if the force at Jaydo were the first ever Irish unit to be defeated by a colonial force.Strikes me as if the lessons of Dien Bien Phu hadnt made it onto the thinking of the general staff concerned.At least the FN and the Fords proved their worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
    Their performance was extraordinary considering that the Army as a whole had no combat experience worth the name, not having fought in 40 years. Anyone who considered their performance a shameful was an idiot, considering how unprepared the Army was for the Congo. They were all heroes.
    There performance was excellent, and at best can be considered a draw, rather then a defeat, apparently it is still refereed to in the united states military academy for the improvisation used there during the defence..
    "We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey"
    Radio transmission, siege of Jadotville DR Congo. September 1961.
    Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Comdt Quinlan should have been decorated as should a certain amount of the troops of A Company,I spoke to one of the veteran's and he told me the Leadership of Quinlan and the Senior NCO's saved all their lives and left with only four wounded.
    Its still no to late to honour the Comdt's leadership postumesly ,my God this Country need some heroes in our history if this was USA he would have received the Medal of Honour.

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    Newly published book on the Irish involvement in the Congo

    http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/bo...1941676?page=1

    Looks like a final nail in the coffin of the Cruisers reputation although the Irish Government of the time doesn't come out of it smelling of roses either.

    45 sheets of folding stuff !!! Get yer local library to order a copy methinks.

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    i read the review, and the word that lept to mind was UNDOF...

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    Taking the piss with the price tag!

    Normally I would buy, in this case I'll wait until it ends up in a local charity shop.
    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrier View Post
    Newly published book on the Irish involvement in the Congo

    http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/bo...1941676?page=1

    Looks like a final nail in the coffin of the Cruisers reputation although the Irish Government of the time doesn't come out of it smelling of roses either.

    45 sheets of folding stuff !!! Get yer local library to order a copy methinks.
    CCOB had a completely overinflated belief in his own ability. A nasty excuse for a man. Not alone was he terrible with regard to ONUC, he was a useless minister for communication (or whatever it was called then), useless as a newspaper man and his take on politics was shown to be completely arrse over head.

    At different stages in his career, he hated probably all the people/nationalities he came across, but it seems he hated his own the most.

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    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...dornans-773807

    Netflix acquired Jamie Dornan's Jadotville at the Berlin Film Festival, it was announced Monday.

    The war thriller, co-starring Guillaume Canet will go into production in April and is set to premiere on the streaming service in 2016.

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    PICS: First look at Jamie Dornan in 'The Siege of Jadotville'

    As we reported earlier today, Jamie Dornan will be back on our TV screens soon thanks to his new role Netflix's new movie The Siege of Jadotville.

    The film centres on the true experience of the Irish troops in the Congo during the 60s. Dornan's character, Pat Quinlan, was commander of a group of UN peacekeepers who found themselves in dodgy territory and unwelcome parts in the year of 61.

    Now we have the first images of Dornan in action as well as co-stars Mark Strong and Michael McElhatton(AKA Roose Bolton, boo! hiss!)









    Aside from Dornan and McElhatton there is a whole host of Irish talent in the film with Sam Keely, Ronan Rafferty and Jason O'Mara rounding out the cast.
    http://entertainment.ie/cinema/news/...lle/382451.htm

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    Due for release on netflix of July 9th I'm led to believe.
    Time for another break I think......

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