In 1961, the UN sends an Irish peacekeeper troop commanded by Commandant Pat Quinlan to Katanga, in Congo, to protect the inhabitants of the mining town of Jadotville in the beginning of a civil war. Meanwhile the UN advisor Dr. Conor Cruise O'Brien launches a military attack named Operation Morthor against the French and Belgian mercenaries. Soon there is a reprisal from the mercenaries and Quinlan and his men are left under siege by a huge number of Katangese and mercenary troops. Will the Irish soldiers resist the attack?
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
The real Jean Schramme was a far cry from the gritty figure with a goatee seen in the movie. Neat and clean, he considered himself to be "above" the other mercenary leaders in Katanga, believing himself to be a planter and administrator in uniform only to defend his adopted homeland. He detested adventurers like the French and Belgian mercenaries who came from Europe to fight for Katanga. See more
When Commandant Quinlan is shot in the shoulder, the soldier who shot him is firing an M1898 Mauser. This rifle is chambered for the powerful 7x57mm cartridge which would have punched right through Quinlan at the implied range of 150-250 yards. Further, when the round is removed from Quinlan's shoulder and dropped in the dish, it is clearly not a 7x57mm round. In fact, it doesn't look like a rifle round at all...it looks like a larger caliber pistol round. See more
I once heard a man say that, in Africa, the sun is like a furnace that either melts you or forges you.
WHAT'S LEFT OF THE FLAG
Performed by Flogging Molly
Written by Dennis Casey
, Matt Hensley
(as Matthew Hensley), Dave King
(as David King), Nathen Maxwell
, Bridget Regan
, Bob Schmidt
(as Robert Schmidt), and George Schwindt
Published by Ballinaclash Music, Bames Music, MH-70 Music, Stronghold Tunes, Top Hit Songs Worldwide, 26F Music Publishing
Courtesy of Side One Dummy Records. See more