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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.

Available to purchase here...