Siege Of Jadotville To Be Featured On "Nationwide" This Evening

It will recount the battle and the treatment of midlands soldiers when they returned home.

The story of the Siege of Jadotville is to feature on TV tonight. 

This year marks the 60 anniversary of the midlands soldiers who held off an attack by thousands of mercenaries in a 1961 UN peacekeeping mission in the Congo and were eventually forced to surrender.

Nationwide on RTE 1 will recount the story of the battle and the sense of injustice that those who fought were never properly recognised.

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