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    Default Re: Movie: Siege at jadotville

    The Irish government treated them like kak when they returned home. The Mrs. was born and raised in County Kilkenny. The first time I heard about this fight was back in the 70’s. My BIL and I were out hunting with an older gentleman, a man that had that”warrior” way about. At the end of the day we went back to his place,enjoyed a great meal and sat down
    telling hunting and fishing stories. Since I was the guest on his hunting land I provided the libations for the evening, a quart of 100 proof W.L. Weller. As the evening progressed the stories went from hunting game to hunting men. Then the African stories came out. I had not been aware of the Irish involvement until that evening. There was a lot of bitterness and a resignation to the political realities all soldiers put up with. It wasn’t until after the movie came out that they got any recognition for what they did.

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    Default Re: Movie: Siege at jadotville

    Quote Originally Posted by Texasproud View Post
    Then the African stories came out.
    Ah yes...those.

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    Default Re: MOVIE: Siege at jadotville

    This has been in my Netflix list for about a year now. Never got around to watching it.

    I'll definitely make a plan to do so.

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    Default Re: MOVIE: Siege at jadotville

    Not knowing about this thread I came across this movie on Netflix today. I watched it and enjoyed it.

    A piece of history buried under political expediency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texasproud View Post
    The Irish government treated them like kak when they returned home. The Mrs. was born and raised in County Kilkenny. The first time I heard about this fight was back in the 70’s. My BIL and I were out hunting with an older gentleman, a man that had that”warrior” way about. At the end of the day we went back to his place,enjoyed a great meal and sat down
    telling hunting and fishing stories. Since I was the guest on his hunting land I provided the libations for the evening, a quart of 100 proof W.L. Weller. As the evening progressed the stories went from hunting game to hunting men. Then the African stories came out. I had not been aware of the Irish involvement until that evening. There was a lot of bitterness and a resignation to the political realities all soldiers put up with. It wasn’t until after the movie came out that they got any recognition for what they did.
    Look up a place called Spionkop in County Wicklow..
    live out your imagination , not your history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KK20 View Post
    Look up a place called Spionkop in County Wicklow..
    The Boeres won I believe, I know a little history.

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