A Company Action

A Company Action

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December 16, 1961. A Company of the 36th Battalion of the Irish Defence Forces move to retake a strategic supply route into the town of Elizabethville in Congo. The battle of the tunnel followed with fierce fighting between A Company and a coalition of soldiers for hire and Katangese Gendarmerie. A Company Action is the definitive account of that battle which saw 14 members of the unit receive the Irish Defence Forces Distinguished Services Medal, two of them posthumously.In overcoming these enemiesthe opposing soldiers and peacekeepershad firstto stay alivetofight beforethey could engage anyhuman enemy.For UN peacekeepers belligerence wasthe enemy, its human form ominously manifest in the many mercenaries in the pay of Tshombe. ... British, Rhodesian, South African, someGermans, almost unavoidably one ortwoIrish), all soldiers of fortuneand ex-militaryanbsp;...

Title:A Company Action
Author: Dan Harvey
Publisher:Maverick House - 2015-01-07

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