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Topic: Movie review
Posted By: Honkytonk
Subject: Movie review
Date 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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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 27 2018 at 5:40pm
have not seen that one - i will check it out , 


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 27 2018 at 5:48pm
Also lots-lotsa FAL / L1A1 action.


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 28 2018 at 5:24am
They even have a Jeep mounted Vickers!


Posted By: Zed
Date 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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Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: January 30 2018 at 12:07pm
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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Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 30 2018 at 2:03pm
You want to see another good one..try KOKODA, if you can get it.

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Loose wimmen tightened here


Posted By: Macd
Date 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. http://walterdorn.net/189-un-first-air-force-peacekeepers-in-combat-congo-1960-64#e86" rel="nofollow - 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”! http://walterdorn.net/189-un-first-air-force-peacekeepers-in-combat-congo-1960-64#e87" rel="nofollow - 87

From a good source (RCR WO) who was there with the Canadian contingent I was told the Italians were killed and eaten.


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 31 2018 at 7:33am
well..woulda tasted terrible without garlic!

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Loose wimmen tightened here


Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: January 31 2018 at 8:32am
And meatballs!

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Posted By: 42rocker
Date Posted: October 09 2018 at 7:23pm
A very good movie. Enjoyed it. 
 
Later 42rocker


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: October 09 2018 at 7:44pm
not on my list yet , i have always wondered at the congo , it has been a hot spot since i was a kid 50-60 years ago , it never seemed to get any normal ever 


Posted By: AussieShooter
Date Posted: February 28 2021 at 10:05am
I just watched this last night and went to post but see I am about 3 years late!  I thought it was a new release. Smile Maybe this brings the post back to the top so others may enjoy it.   I loved the bar scene when the two commanders first meet - the Irishmen burned him good.   Doesn't put the UN in a good position, and unfortunately I don't think much has changed.  Great Movie.  Beer


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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: February 28 2021 at 1:20pm
Its darn near impossible to get any unbiased info on anything in Africa nowadays. But the Congo was a mess.
I had a friend from South Africa & his father told me stories that would make your blood boil.
He owned a construction company in Joburg but also had a working farm out in the country.
They used a lot of migrant workers at harvest time & actually had a area for them with a circular layout. In the middle was a "neutral" area where the various tribes could meet & trade. around the outside were several communal traditional long-huts, one for each of the tribes.
Apparently the arrangement was swell thought of & quite often the migrants would so overnight on their travels to trade goods & people. (an important hedge against inbreeding in a tribal culture).
The place became a kind of ad hoc meeting center.
Then the politics changed & it all was suddenly BAD!
The rebels took to raiding the place when it was occupied to steal cattle & women. There were some nasty terror tactics used.


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: lyman1903
Date Posted: March 10 2021 at 1:52pm
watched it last fall, 

thought it was a really good movie



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