Netflix's “The Siege of Jadotville” tells the True Story of the 1961 Siege of a 150-member Irish U.N. Battalion

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04 October 2016
The Siege of Jadotville
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“The Siege of Jadotville”
 Friday, October 7 on Netflix

          Besieged by overwhelming enemy forces, Irish soldiers on a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Africa valiantly defend their outpost. A gripping true story of incredible bravery against impossible odds, “The Siege of Jadotville” thrillingly depicts the 1961 siege of a 150-strong Irish UN battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan (Jamie Dornan) by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Guillaume Canet plays a French commander who sought to defeat Quinlan and his men.

          This critical incident was just one element of a year-long struggle for control in Central Africa, taking place in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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