In 1961, the UN sends an Irish peacekeeper troop commanded by Commandant Pat Quilan 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 Quilana and his men are left under the siege of a huge Katangese and mercenary troops. Will the Irish soldiers resist to the attack?
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
During the bar scene they are drinking Hennessy cognac , A cognac house founded by an Irish man who enlisted in King Louis XV's Irish Brigade.The Irish Brigade was a brigade in the French army composed of Irish exiles, The Flight of the Wild Geese was the departure of an Irish Jacobite army under the command of Patrick Sarsfield from Ireland to France, as agreed in the Treaty of Limerick on 3 October 1691, following the end of the Williamite War in Ireland. More broadly, the term "Wild Geese" is used in Irish history to refer to Irish soldiers who left to serve in continental European armies in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. "The Wild Geese" is the name of a movie set in Africa about a A British banker who hires a group of British mercenaries to rescue a deposed African president from the hands of a corrupt African dictator. See more
Tshombe is shown watching the news on a TV with American style tuners including a UHF dial. UHF wasn't required on TVs until 1964. See more
I once heard a man say that, in Africa, the sun is like a furnace that either melts you or forges you.
FOOT STOMPIN' PART 1
Written by Aaron Collins
Performed by The Flares
Published by Universal/MCA Music LTD on behalf of Songs of Universal, Inc.
Courtesy of Decca Music Group, under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd. See more