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
The Irish NCO is seen firing a sub machine gun from the hip. While many movies up until the 80s portrayed SMGs being fired that way on account of how 'cool' it looks, no professional soldier would have fired in that fashion, particularly at such a long distance. This way of firing is highly inefficient and often called 'spray and pray', basically a colossal waste of ammo. 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