Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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The Siege of Jadotville
"Don't worry, The UN have your backs"
 A gripping true story of incredible bravery against impossible odds, The Siege of Jadotville thrillingly depicts the 1961 siege of a 150-strong ...



If you haven't yet watched 'Jadotville," gird your loins and  watch it today on Netflix.  "Maybe the best movie of all time" (the King of Hyperbole). 

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot, Rodger. I've never owned an FAL and here I am up to my a$$ in other gun projects and now you come along and have done flung another craving on me.

Sir H the Comet

Anonymous said...

That rifle screams Robert Brown and Soldier of Fortune magazine in the 70's. Was widly read in my middle school. -Anymouse

Skoonj said...

You might also like this battle: The Battle of Athens (sometimes called the McMinn County War) was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the local government in August 1946. The citizens, including some World War II veterans, accused the local officials of predatory policing, police brutality, political corruption and voter intimidation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Athens_(1946)

Anonymous said...

Athens should be shown in every public school in the US.

Chadd said...

I was born in Athens and went to elementary school in nearby Niota. I wrote a report on this incident as a kid in the early 80s. I was able to speak with several of the veterans involved. I'm extremely proud to be associated in some small way with these patriots. There's a great book by one of the participants, Bill White. Unfortunately, it was out of print last time I checked and I lost my copy in a rather distasteful divorce.
Chadd

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Here's the full Athens on YouTube
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PfyZPTUjD7c

Stu Tarlowe said...

'Gotta love those FALs; I had one and loved it. Don't call it an "assault rifle"; it's a main battle rifle.At least I still have the poster: https://www.reddit.com/r/PropagandaPosters/comments/41kzck/be_a_man_among_men_rhodesian_bush_war_6479/

It used to be called "The Free World's right arm", and was used by some 90 countries. In the Falklands War, both sides used 'em; the Brits' were semi-auto only and the Argies' had selective fire.

By the way, speaking of the Falklands War, y'know who's the official pinup girl of the Argentine Navy? Natalie Wood.

Anonymous said...

From what i have read, the Irish were fighting for the wrong side.

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