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The Heroes of Jadotville

The Heroes of Jadotville

(2006)
The Soldiers' Story
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"It is a pity that we, who never believed in the use of force, must suffer for the blunders of little dictators and stupid military leaders."--Comdt Patrick Quinlan, Jadotville, Sept. 1961 ***This new edition from the soldiers' perspectives coincides with the forthcoming Netflix film starring Jamie Dornan. In 1961, during the United Nations intervention in the Katangan conflict in the Congo, central Africa, a company of Irish peacekeeping troops, led by Comdt Patrick Quinlan, was forced to surrender to soldiers loyal to Katanga's prime minister, Moise Tshombe. Originally dispatched to protect Belgian colonists in Jadotville, they were isolated, without water, supplies, or support when they were attacked and forced to defend themselves in a brutal five-day battle. Shamefully neglected by their superiors, they were portrayed as cowards upon their return home. Rose Doyle draws on material provided by Leo Quinlan, son of Comdt Quinlan, as well as interviews, reports, journals and letters to bring answers to an episode that has been under-represented. She blows the lid off the real story of what happened, exposing how Irish peacekeeping soldiers became pawns in an international ploy for control of Katanga and its vast mineral wealth. [Subject: Military History, History, Irish Studies]

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: The Heroes of Jadotville: The Soldiers' Story
Author(s): Rose Doyle
ISBN: 1-905494-39-4 / 978-1-905494-39-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: New Island Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Heroes of Jadotville: The Soldiers' Story
Author(s): Rose Doyle
ISBN: 1-84840-488-3 / 978-1-84840-488-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: New Island Books
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Heroes of Jadotville: The Soldier's Story
Author(s): Rose Doyle
ISBN: 1-905494-31-9 / 978-1-905494-31-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: New Island Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2006 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Heroes of Jadotville: The Soldiers' Story
Author(s): Rose Doyle
Publisher: New Island Books
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