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?
Just after the bar scene with the French legionaries, when Quinlin goes to the large house to call home...this was the house used in the the long running TV series: Wild at Heart. 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.
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