- Extent: 288 Pages
- Illustrations: 8 Pages of Black and white illustrations
- BIC Code: HBW
- Formats: B format Paperback
- Book Locale: Ireland, Congo
- Market: Military and defence
- Marketing: The publication of the paperback edition will be supported by a major advertising campaign on all media.
- Territorial Rights: World
Siege at Jadotville
The Irish Army’s Forgotten Battle
By Declan Power
- ISBN: 978-1-908518-24-8
- Published: 25th September 2016
- Price: €9.99, £7.99
Siege at Jadotville is Declan Power’s acclaimed book on the men of A Company, 35th Battalion of the Defence Forces, who were deployed to protect the inhabitants of the village of Jadotville in the Congo in 1961.
Days after their deployment, A Company found themselves out-numbered and engaged in a pitched battle with native Congolese soldiers led by white mercenary officers. In addition to the overwhelming odds, A Company also had to contend with being strafed by a jet with no anti-aircraft defences to defend themselves.
Appeals for re-supply from UN forces went unheard. A number of attempts by Irish troops deployed in the vicinity failed. After firing their last round of ammunition and engaging in hand-to-hand-combat, Comdt Patrick Quinlan decided against the needless death of his men and ordered them to surrender.
Siege at Jadotville has been adapted for film, staring Jamie Dornan, which is now available to watch on Netflix.
About The Author
Declan Power is a security and defence analyst who has worked throughout Africa and the Middle East. He was a career soldier who served in the three combat arms of the Irish Army, attended the military college, and served within the higher echelons of Defence Headquarters.
- Jadotville, the film adaption of Siege at Jadotville, has been adapted for film by Netflix.
- Print rights have been sold into the United States, Canada, Poland, Britain and Ireland. Audio rights have also been sold.
- Declan Power is a respected commentator on military and defence issues.
Rights Sold: Film, Documentary, Audio Book, US and Canadian, Irish, English, Polish and Asian print rights.