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Feb 13, 2017

The true story behind one of history's forgotten battles-the Seige of Jadotville- in Katanga Province, Congo, in 1961, recently made famous by the movie "The Seige of Jadotville" on Netflix. Music: Republic of Ireland's The Soldiers Song National Theme Dunleavy, Pat & O'Donoghue, David (Editor) (2005). "Fighting For Our Lives With 'Jadotville Jack'". The Irish Army in the Congo 1960-1964: The Far Battalions (Reprinted 2006 ed.). Irish Academic Press. pp. 105–112. ISBN 0 7165 3319 7. Foghlú, Sean Ó. No White Feather. Book Republic. ISBN 978-1-907221-06-4. Froberg, Lars & O'Donoghue, David (Editor) (2005). "Remembering Jadotville". The Irish Army in the Congo 1960-1964: The Far Battalions (Reprinted 2006 ed.). Irish Academic Press. pp. 113–126. ISBN 0 7165 3319 7. Greene, John. Red Legs: One Irish Boy's African Adventure. ISBN 9781904244837. Erik Kennes, Miles Larmer, The Katangese Gendarmes and War in Central Africa: Fighting Their Way Home, Indiana University Press, 2016 O'Donoghue, David (2006). "Army's Congo Mission Casts a Long Shadow". Irish Studies in International Affairs. 17: 43–65. JSTOR 30002097. Whelan, Michael (2006). The Battle of Jadotville; Irish Soldiers in Combat in the Congo, 1961. South Dublin Libraries. ISBN 0954766067.