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The heartbreaking toll paid by the Jadotville soldiers

It's one of the largest ever battles Irish forces have been involved in during peacetime and yet ...

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13.21 21 May 2019


The heartbreaking toll paid by the Jadotville soldiers


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13.21 21 May 2019


It's one of the largest ever battles Irish forces have been involved in during peacetime and yet it was nearly forgotten.

In 1969 a company of 155 Irish soldiers on a peacekeeping mission in the Congo found themselves in a brutal five-day battle.

Isolated, without any water, food and support the men defended themselves and their lives.

The story was marginally unknown until the book by Declan Power in 2005 which was later adapted into a Netflix film starring Jamie Dornan which brought the story to the world..

It has now emerged that since returning home from Jadotville, five Irish soldiers who survived the horrendous battle at Jadotville have taken their own lives.

Jamie Dornan played the role of commandant Pat Quinlan and his son Leo joined Pat in studio now along Bernadette Quinlan, her brother, Matthew was just 16 years of age at the time of the mission…


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