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 Wilhelm scream can be heard at 1:00:53. See more
Many members of the Katangese gendarmerie are seen wearing US woodland camouflage clothing. This pattern did not exist at the time. Even its predecessor, an identical but smaller pattern known as ERLD, was not issued to US troops until 1967, six years after the events in the movie. Similarly, British DPM garments are also seen. The earliest DPM variant was issued to British troops in 1966. In battle, Katangese gendarmes would be seen wearing mostly French and Belgian camouflage patterns from the 1950s (correctly depicted in the film). 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