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
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The Wilhelm scream can be heard at 1:00:53. See more
Tshombe asserts that the United States "land grabbed" Texas from Mexico, a serious misreading of history. The Republic of Texas gained independence in 1836 without direct help from the United States, with Mexican military dictator Santa Anna signing peace treaties recognizing the new nation after his army was defeated by the Texians under Sam Houston. The Republic had an independent government that was diplomatically recognized by major European countries, and it later joined the United States voluntarily, being formally annexed in late 1845.
Despite Mexican assertions that the 1836 treaties--and thus the Republic of Texas' territorial claims--were illegitimate, the subsequent 1846 Mexican-American War is generally considered to have started as a Mexican attempt to recapture territory lost 10 years prior, and not as a "land grab" by the United States. 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