A Company Action
The Battle for the Tunnel
By Dan Harvey
- ISBN: 9781908518101
- Published: 16th January 2012
December 16, 1961. A Company of the 36th Battalion of the Irish Defence Forces move to retake a strategic supply route into the town of Elizabethville in Congo.
The battle of the tunnel followed with fierce fighting between A Company and a coalition of soldiers for hire and Katangese Gendarmerie.
A Company Action is the definitive account of that battle which saw 14 members of the unit receive the Irish Defence Forces Distinguished Services Medal, two of them posthumously.