Jadotville


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Jadotville,

Congo (Kinshasa): see LikasiLikasi
, formerly Jadotville
, city (1984 pop. 213,862), Haut-Katanga prov., SE Congo (Kinshasa). It is a major industrial, mining, and transportation center. Copper and cobalt are mined and refined, and cement, chemicals, and beverages are manufactured.
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Jadotville tells the true story of the 1961 siege of an Irish UN battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan [Dornan] by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies.
Netflix acquired all rights to Jadotville and will debut the film on its internet subscription VOD services.
Netflix acquired Jadotville at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival.
Directed by Richie Smyth, a well-known commercial and music video director (U2, Bon Jovi, The Verve) and written by Kevin Brodbin (Constantine), Jadotville will be filmed in Ireland and South Africa.
One man has no doubt however, how this should be done - John Gorman, a non-commissioned officer who survived Jadotville.
I would like to see a special once-off campaign medal struck in relation to Jadotville and presented to the men who are still alive," explained John, from Horseleap, Westmeath.
I was only 17 and we weren't even wanted by the civilian population in Jadotville.
Michael Colton, who was also in the Congo but not at Jadotville, remembers what happened to earlier Irish soldiers caught on the wrong side of enemy lines.
But 34 years ago Irish peacekeepers found themselves in a similar situation protecting Jadotville.
At the service, Minister O'Dea said: "Until recently, the story of Jadotville and the heroism of A Company seems to have been largely forgotten.
IRISH soldiers are to be honoured for their part in the Battle of Jadotville - after 35 years.
A memorial plaque is to be unveiled commemorating the bravery of the 150 members of the 35th Battalion in the battle of Jadotville in 1961.