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Army officer involved in attempt to relieve Jadotville siege

Irish Times - 19 May 2018
In his book on the siege, Siege at Jadotville, (Maverick House, 2005) journalist Declan Power argued that Shannon's superiors had let the Irish troops very badly down on the occasion, a view supported by Pat Dunleavy, one of the Irish troops eventually ...
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'We literally would all have died in Jadotville but for him'

Irish Times - 29 Oct 2017
Also in attendance was author Declan Power whose book The Siege of Jadotville provided the basis for the Netflix film of the same name starring Co Down actor, Jamie Dornan as Comdt Quinlan as well as Col Quinlan's grandson, Conor Quinlan, who played ...
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Honouring the brave Longford Lions of the Siege of Jadotville

Longford Leader - 02 Feb 2018
Their Company was ordered to Jadotville to provide protection to the Belgian citizens who felt under threat from the native Congolese. However it was the Belgians with white mercenaries and native troops who turned on the Irish. Commandant Pat Quinlan ...
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Irish hero of Siege of Jadotville finally honored

IrishCentral - 04 Nov 2017
The late Commandant Pat Quinlan from Caherdaniel led 155 Defence Force members back to Ireland after the Siege of Jadotville in 1961. Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny, officiating at the memorial, said Quinlan was an extraordinary leader and a true hero to ...
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'The Siege of Jadotville' on Netflix Rediscovers a Faded Footnote

New York Times - 28 Sep 2016
The Congo crisis, as it was generally known, is a historical footnote to many people now, but “The Siege of Jadotville,” a Netflix film that becomes available Friday, Oct. 7, makes a gripping drama out of one particular moment in the yearslong struggle ...
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Irish veterans of Siege of Jadotville to receive medals

Irish Times - 13 Jun 2017
This fully recognises their bravery and courage during the unique circumstances of the Siege of Jadotville,” Mr Kenny said in one of his last official acts before stepping down as Taoiseach. “The UN peacekeeping operation in the Congo was the first ...
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Bursting with pride for Jadotville hero Quinlan

The Kerryman - 03 Nov 2017
"I put a notice of motion in at a meeting of the South and West Kerry Municipal District last year at a time when there was increased awareness around the siege and Colonel Quinlan's deeds; it was just a couple of months after the film 'The Siege of ...
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The Siege of Jadotville: How Ireland almost had its own Alamo

Irish Times - 24 Sep 2016
True to events Astonishingly, the story told in The Siege of Jadotville seems to be largely accurate. The odds faced were astronomical. The Irish soldiers, though apparently well trained, had no combat experience to speak of. The film casts an unlikely ...

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