I recently experienced a film The Siege of Jadotville
that riveted me, encouraged by the comments of Florian, a Romanian friend, who had watched it and found it to be a fine story.
hero Matt Quinlan will only rest in peace if he receives the medal of honour the Irish Government promised him decades ago, his sister has said.
"The Siege of Jadotville
" (2016) An Irish UN battalion comes under siege during a peacekeeping mission in the Congo in 1961.
The mission, Operation Sarsfield, marked one of Ireland's first forays into peace-keeping and the Niemba Ambush made international headlines along with the Siege of Jadotville
In addition, a strict check-up was made on all foreigners who came to Jadotville
, the town that had to be passed on the way to Shinkolobwe."
I'm so antigun myself, but they're a necessity for telling that story (in 'The Siege of Jadotville
The incredible true story has been made into a film - The Siege of Jadotville
- just released on Netflix.
"The ancillary benefits and the benefits to local communities have been big," says the veteran producer, who's just wrapped war thriller "Jadotville
," toplining Jamie Dornan, and is in pre-production on Mary and Percy Shelley tale "A Storm in the Stars," starring Douglas Booth and Elle Fanning.
Soldiers from the Western Command held off thousands of enemy troops in the Battle of Jadotville
Between 1962 and 1967 Pendeville worked as a teacher at the Belgian School in Jadotville
(Likasi), where his passion for mineralogy began.
BY FERGHAL BLANEY Political Correspondent LEO Varadkar and his Leinster House colleagues have been urged to honour the eight surviving Jadotville
soldiers before they die.