Author Topic: Netflix film 'Siege of Jadotville'  (Read 155 times)

Offline diaduit

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Netflix film 'Siege of Jadotville'
« on: March 30, 2019, 05:44:25 AM »
Just watched this on Netflix.  My very good friend was nagging me to watch it as her father was in this battle .  The Irish sent out a contingent of their army as UN peacekeeping force to the Congo in 1961.  Very quickly a force of 150 Irish men (some being from my hometown) who had never been in battle before had to fend off an attack of 3000 local and mercenaries in the area.  The film is very very accurate and I thought brilliant.
I had some connection as I knew my friends father and was very fond of him, he was a real gent and a very funny man.  He died 4 years ago so say a little prayer for Des and his wife Susan after you have seen it.

 Siege of Jadotville

https://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwi24qT7yanhAhUKVRUIHfAdCT0QFjAAegQIAhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FSiege_of_Jadotville&usg=AOvVaw0-cn1VIZmDoZWU4BFoOQH0

Edit to add:  Some bad language (bad language is as common as the word 'the' in Ireland) and one distasteful but brief scene (first night sleeping on the roof)
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Re: Netflix film 'Siege of Jadotville'
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 09:02:00 PM »
I've watched it on Netflix.  It's very good.
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