The Siege of JadotvilleDirector – Richie SmythCast – Jamie Dornan, Mark Strong, Guillaume Canet, Jason O’MaraRating – 2.5/5In September 1961, approximately 150 Irish soldiers, part of a UN peacekeeping force stationed in Jadotville, the Congo, were attacked by over 3000 mercenaries. They fought for 6 days, outnumbered, outgunned, and utterly overwhelmed.Very soon, it was clear that no aid would come. Their ammunition, appropriate for a UN peacekeeping force but not for an army under assault, would soon run out. The enemy would keep returning, stronger than the day before. But ‘A’ Company, led by Commander Pat Quinlan, kept fighting, against all odds – right to the bitter end.Jadotville was a disputed territory because of its rich mineral deposits and the Congo’s role as a proxy conflict during the Cold War. (Netflix) More than 1000 mercenaries were wounded. 300 were killed. Not a single Irish soldier died. Before you protest, let’s agree that it is not a plot spoiler if it happened 50 years ago.The Siege of Jadotville, a new Netflix original film from debutant director Richie Smyth, has the brute willpower of the soldiers it so loudly celebrates. It will be attacked from all sides –… Read full this story
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