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  • #31
    Due to be screened tonight in Galway
    Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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    • #32
      I think I saw July 17th mentioned as the airing date.

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      • #33
        Was this all but in name a clash between Ireland and Belgium.

        While on the subject of Belgium, Anyone remember the outcome when the belgiums put a provo priest in the back of a C130 with a hand full of troops to fly him back to Ireland whether we liked it or not.?

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        • #34
          Originally posted by sofa View Post
          Was this all but in name a clash between Ireland and Belgium.

          While on the subject of Belgium, Anyone remember the outcome when the belgiums put a provo priest in the back of a C130 with a hand full of troops to fly him back to Ireland whether we liked it or not.?
          Was he not a peado priest?? or am I mixing up my devoted saintly scumbags?
          "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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          • #35
            Originally posted by Turkey View Post
            Was he not a peado priest?? or am I mixing up my devoted saintly scumbags?
            I thought he was a provo sympathiser? from Tipp? can't recall the name, but there was a big to do about him back in the late 80's...

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            • #36
              Irish Congo war heroism will be finally recognised

              'Fifty Shades' actor Jamie Dornan stars in film about real-life 1961 siege in Belgian Congo
              The Irish Army heroes of one of the most successful defence actions in modern military history are to receive a special bravery award, the Sunday Independent can reveal.

              The 150 soldiers, who in 1961 fought off 3,000 Congolese rebels and mercenaries backed by artillery and fighter jets, are the subject of a new Netflix movie, Jadotville, which premiered in Galway Town Hall theatre last night.


              Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan, 34, who is from Holywood, Co Down, plays the lead role of Cmdt Pat Quinlan, who led his men through the siege, emerging with only four wounded - compared with 300 dead and 700 wounded on the other side.

              The special unit citation for bravery is to be awarded to survivors and families of the soldiers at a special ceremony to mark the 55th anniversary in September.


              The news of the citation, which many soldiers felt should have been made decades ago, was given last night by the son of Cmdt Quinlan, Leo Quinlan, who also served as a commandant in the Army.

              And, in another twist surrounding the forthcoming movie release, Cmdt Quinlan's son, Conor, the grandson of Pat Quinlan, also acts in the movie as one of the Irish UN soldiers in the siege.


              The Irish action at Jadotville was never officially recognised by the government or Defence Forces, despite the extraordinary bravery and skill that saw the unit survive overwhelming odds.

              The Irish Jadotville action is placed alongside other historical sieges such as the British Army's defence at Rorke's Drift in the Anglo-Zulu war in 1879, in which all 150 soldiers were eventually killed while fighting a force of between 3,000 and 4,000 strong. This event was commemorated with 11 Victoria Crosses.


              Jadotville is also mentioned alongside the stand of the American revolutionaries at the Alamo in 1836, in which all were killed by an enormously larger Mexican force.

              The Irish action, while little remembered here, has become a text-book study for young officers around the world.


              The soldiers were serving with the UN mission in the former Belgian colony during the bloody transitionary period when they were surrounded by 3,000 to 5,000 Luba warriors with support from regular French, Belgian and Rhodesian mercenaries. The attacking force also had heavy artillery and Fouga fighter jets which strafed and bombed the Irish position.

              The Irish soldiers, who had only light arms and mortars, held out for six days, inflicting heavy casualties on the attackers before surrendering after running out of ammunition.


              One of the last radio messages from the besieged soldiers before their surrender includes a line that has gone into Irish military history. It is said to have been: "We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey."

              The Irish action at Jadotville was the subject of two books by Cmdt Leo Quinlan along with author Rose Doyle, and former Army Corporal Declan Power.


              The movie release on Netflix is set for September.

              Sunday Independent

              http://www.independent.ie/entertainm...-34870716.html
              For now, everything hangs on the CoDF report, which is published, but after discussion with parties in government will probably commence being implemented in May or June.

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              • #37
                Another piece of inaccurate historical reporting - the journo obviously never saw the film Zulu

                Irish Jadotville action is placed alongside other historical sieges such as the British Army's defence at Rorke's Drift in the Anglo-Zulu war in 1879, in which all 150 soldiers were eventually killed while fighting a force of between 3,000 and 4,000 strong. This event was commemorated with 11 Victoria Crosses.
                Somebody getting Rorkes Drift and The Alamo mixed up, I think...
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                Last edited by Flamingo; 10 July 2016, 10:28.
                'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
                'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
                Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
                He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
                http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Flamingo View Post
                  Another piece of inaccurate historical reporting - the journo obviously never saw the film Zulu
                  Jim Cusack wrote it so you know its bullshit.

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                  • #39
                    Today FM is going to be talking about Jadotville after 11 this morning.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Flamingo View Post
                      Another piece of inaccurate historical reporting - the journo obviously never saw the film Zulu


                      Somebody getting Rorkes Drift and The Alamo mixed up, I think...
                      Maybe he saw Zulu Dawn and is getting Rorkes Drift confussed with the Battle of Isandlwana.
                      It was the year of fire...the year of destruction...the year we took back what was ours.
                      It was the year of rebirth...the year of great sadness...the year of pain...and the year of joy.
                      It was a new age...It was the end of history.
                      It was the year everything changed.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by CTU View Post
                        Maybe he saw Zulu Dawn and is getting Rorkes Drift confussed with the Battle of Isandlwana.
                        Or "Little Big Horn", where John Wayne was shot by Billy the Kid?
                        'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
                        'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
                        Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
                        He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
                        http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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                        • #42
                          Was Declan Power not an officer?

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by DeV View Post
                            Was Declan Power not an officer?
                            Yes, another Jim Cusack mistake.

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                            • #44
                              What rank was Declan. Great book by the way and a sound lad unlike that twat cluelessnan.
                              Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
                              Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
                              The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
                              The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
                              The best lack all conviction, while the worst
                              Are full of passionate intensity.

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                              • #45
                                Declan Power was a captain was he not?
                                Im Ron Burgendy??

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