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    Posted: January 27 2018 at 9:36am
Just watched an awesome movie on Netflix. The Seige of Jadotville. Irish UN troops in the Congo. Lots of Enfields. AND an Enfield sniper rifle! Guess what? Guy behind the sniper rifle? Southpaw!!!
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have not seen that one - i will check it out , 
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Also lots-lotsa FAL / L1A1 action.
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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They even have a Jeep mounted Vickers!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2018 at 6:32am
Thanks for the head's up! I'll check out that movie next time I manage to wrestle the remote from the missus!
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Watched the movie! Enjoyed it very much. Was not aware of that small part of Irish military history (as part of the UN)
Luckily my wife's favourite actor was playing the lead role so she enjoyed it tooThumbs Up
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You want to see another good one..try KOKODA, if you can get it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Macd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2018 at 6:09pm
The Congo, nasty fight.  An Italian transport landed and the crew seized by rebels.

"Unfortunately, it was too late for the Italian airmen who had been taken hostage. As reported by Belgian civilians, all thirteen airmen suffered a gruesome death.86 This dire situation on the ground was not apparent in the quick recce fly-by on the first day. Apparently, the pilot saw the UN flags flying, the armored vehicles in good condition, and “deemed the situation on the ground normal”!87

From a good source (RCR WO) who was there with the Canadian contingent I was told the Italians were killed and eaten.
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well..woulda tasted terrible without garlic!
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And meatballs!
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