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Hard to believe but in 1961 a detachment of Irish peace-keepers were hung out to dry in the Congo. Their General officers & diplomats--abandoned them

If you have Netflix-see "The Siege of Jadotville"--Hillary must have used this as a training aid.

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Interesting. I had not heard of the incident. I had several friends that emigrated to Rhodesia in the early 70's to join the national police force. I don't know what ever became of them. I remember the pay being around $1500 a month, American. All of them were former Marines and Vietnam Vets.
 

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It's a good flick (good production values), but the Irish were on the wrong side in that "conflict."

They were opposing (along with the UN) the independence of Katanga.

It's a good story of a small force holding out against tremendous odds.

But they shouldn't have been there to begin with. Or they should have been on the other side. Or the UN should have remained neutral like they are supposed to be.
 
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