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?
Both the UN force that tried to breach the bridge, and the helicopter pilots speak Swedish. An acknowledgement of the Swedish UN forces that also were stationed in the Congo between 1960 and 1964. See more
Engine, wind, and propeller noise is remarkably absent during Dag Hammarskjöld's conversation with Conor Cruise O'Brien. The interior of a real Douglas DC-6 is very noisy, particularly near the wings where Hammarskjöld is seated; he would have to talk very loudly to be heard. See more
I once heard a man say that, in Africa, the sun is like a furnace that either melts you or forges you.
Written by Gus Derse, Glen Powell
Performed by Johnny Hallyday
Published by Universal Music Publishing LTD.
Courtesy of Disques Vogues SA, Paris / Sony Music Entertainment France SAS See more