The Siege of Jadotville

TitleThe Siege of Jadotville
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsSmyth, Richie
Running Time108 minutes
Date Released10/2016
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish, Irish, French

An Irish infantry company operating under the United Nations attempts to keep the peace following the outbreak of the Congolese Civil War, which threatened to escalate the Cold War. Sent to the mineral rich state of Katanga, which had seceded from the new republic, the Irish soldiers discover that their job is not to protect citizens but to bring the state back under the central government's control. They engage in armed conflict with Belgian mercenaries, Katangese, and Luba in a six-day siege of Jadotville and taken as prisoners of war. 

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