The Battle of Jadotville

Author: 
Michael Whelan
ISBN: 
0954766067

The Battle of Jadotville details the story of the Irishmen who fought with “A” Company 35th Infantry Battalion, United Nations Force in the Congo (ONUC). They had the misfortune to suffer greatly at Jadotville in the Province of Katanga in September 1961. Michael Whelan, a native of Tallaght, has been a serving member of the Irish Defence Forces for 16 years. He served with the United Nations peacekeeping forces in South Lebanon (U.N.I.F.I.L.) and Kosovo (K.F.O.R.) He works at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel where he looks after the Air Corps Museum and Heritage Project.  This book derives from the author’s personal interest in Irish military history, in United Nations service and from work undertaken while completing a B.A. in Local History at N.U.I. Maynooth.

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