I'll give it a watch. It says it's based n a true story, I know that Irish were sent out there, but the fact that the 1st BEP is wearing red berets, doesn't give much credibility to the story. Oh and the fact that 1st BEP (battalion) became a regiment 1st September '55 (could be just an oversight).Sh$t acting and sh$t production but an interesting story by NETFLIX.
A 1000 ex- legionnaire merc unit sent in by De Gaulle against a 150 strong Irish UN contingent in the old Belgian Congo in 61.
Some nice old M1919 / 303s etc to ponder over - but it really does make the 1BEP "red berets" from the time look like clowns.
To be honest LPC I'd had a fair dose of highlands poison when I uploaded that yesterday night - so my facts (and my view on life in general) may have been a little distorted.You's have misunderstood...
If only Rapace was more often on board, he would of have corrected you's
Btw, i have watched the Netflix version and was enjoyable...
To say that it was a bunch of, (ex 1 BEP...is not true...
The Commander was, Foulques ex BEP...?
Some encadrement, etc (not all from the ex BEP)....
An outfit, mostly, black and near enougth locals
Paid by the mining company
The UN Irish troops... with the rules of engagement...at that period...still stands today
You can not fire upon...thèm, the attackers, unless your life ( collectif) is threatened
I learned a lot in the ex Yugo... U N
Some times the fire was from them or the others... we chewed our tongues at times... WTF
No orders can be given by a superior unless you are directly attacked...was the case at Jadoville
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