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?
, who plays P.J. in the movie, is the real-life grandson of Commandant Pat Quinlan, one of the main heroic characters in the movie. Conor (as P.J.) gets to utter the line, "Quinlan doesn't know what he's doing. He's going to get us killed." See more
Intact glass is plainly visible behind Quinlan when he stands up after the windows in the front of the garage are blown out. 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