First Irish UN Peacekeepers leave for Congo 1960

#OnThisDay 1960 The first Irish UN Peacekeeping troops left Ireland for the Congo. During the ONUC mission the Irish lost 9 men at Niemba but fought gallantly at Jadotville, 155 of them holding out for five days against thousands of enemy. This is just two of the most famous operations that the Irish were involved in. In total twenty six Irish lives were lost while serving on ONUC.


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