Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Seige of Jadotville

A company of Irish soldiers was sent into the Congo in 1961. The situation turned and they were left unsupported and unreinforced. Outnumbered 20 to 1, they held out for 5 days. Forced to surrender when they ran out of ammo and water, held for a month and then sent home, they were treated like cowards afterwards.

It wasn't until 2005 that the true story came out. 

They were heroes.

Here's the trailer. This one comes with a recommendation, you won't see a better movie this month.

1 comment:

EMS Artifact said...

I found this movie on Netflix about a month ago. It's a very well done, and mostly true to the facts, movie about something I never knew about. Those Irish soldiers were tough and incredibly brave. Their government treated them poorly and their recognition was long over due.

If you liked that movie, you will want to see "Hyena Road", which is about Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan.