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Auction archive: Lot number 393/10022

Lot 393/10022 THE HEROES OF JADOTVILLEA

Estimate
€800 - €1,200
ca. US$843 - US$1,265
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 393/10022

Lot 393/10022 THE HEROES OF JADOTVILLEA

Estimate
€800 - €1,200
ca. US$843 - US$1,265
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Lot 393/10022 THE HEROES OF JADOTVILLEA comprehensive collection of internal Army documents and published works, chronicling the day-to-day operations of the Irish Army units which served under United Nations command in the (formerly Belgian) Congo, 1960-61, including the Jadotville siege, as follows:A.Unit History. 32 Bn. In The Congo. Cyclostyled, circa 150 pp foolscap, in a military issue loose-leaf binder. Foreword and summary by Col. M. O Buachalla [Col. Mort Buckley]. Covers events involving the 32nd Batt., which established the Irish mission in the Congo, in minute daily detail from 22 July 1960 to 20 January 1961, various reports and appendices, personnel lists etc., map at end. [The 32nd was not the unit involved in the Niemba ambush].B.Stair 35 Cathlán Coisithe sa Chongo [Unit History of 35 Bn. Infantry], [June-Dec.] 1961 (includes the Jadotville siege and associated events). Circa 70 pp, with a further 80 pp appendices, cyclostyled typescript, in a plastic binder.C.Stair Aonaid 2ú Grúpa Coisithe [Unit History, 2nd Infantry Group], Náisiúin Aontaithe, An Congo, D. Fhóir 1963 – Bealtaine 1964 [October 1963 – May 1964, the last Irish Army unit to serve in the Congo], 54 pp, with annexes, cyclostyled typescript, foolscap, tie-bound.D.Record of Award D.S.Ms for Service in the Congo. Ordaithe Gnathaimh Ginearálta, 1967, cyclostyled typescript, 12 pp, stapled.E.Clarke, Sergeant Jim. A Record of the Service of ‘A’ Co. 36th Infantry Battalion in the Congo. December 1991. About 50 pp foolscap, mainly photocopied press reports, with a roll of names at rear, tie-bound.Items A to C, drawn directly from the military record, include the greatest possible detail of every aspect of operations, including personnel, logistics, equipment, food, medicine and health, tasks, orders, relations with the local and expatriate community, the political background, and a daily narrative of events as seen on the ground. Various pages are marked ‘Restricted’ or ‘Rúnda’ [‘Secret’]. For the crucial episode of the Battle of Jadotville (13-17 Sept. 1961), item ‘B’ includes at Appx. B a very detailed 11-page report of events (marked ‘Secret’) by Comdt. Patk Quinlan, O/C of ‘A’ Co., the unit which was besieged and taken prisoner by Katangan forces under Belgian direction; at Appx. C the report of the unsuccessful attempts by ‘Force Kane’ to relieve ‘A’ Co. during the siege; Appx. D reports on Operation ‘Morthor’, Appx. G gives Comdt. Cahalane’s report of his detention and questioning by white (i.e. Belgian) personnel, etc. With a collection of published works, as follows, some with annotations from a clearly well-informed reader:Doyle, Rose, with Leo Quinlan. Heroes of Jadotville. The Soldiers’ Story. 2006. + McCaughren, Tom. The Peacemakers of Niemba. The Full Story of the Congo Ambush. 1966. + O’Donoghue, David (ed.). The Irish Army in the Congo. The FarBattalions. 2006. + O’Neill, John Terence & Rees, Nicholas. United Nations Peace-Keeping in the Post-cold War Era. 2005. + Power, Declan. Siege at Jadotville. The Irish Army’s Forgotten Battle. 2005. + Raeside, Archie. The Congo — 1960. The First Irish United Nations Peacekeepers. 2004. + Smith, Raymond. The Fighting Irish in the Congo. 1962. + [United Nations]. The Blue Helmets. A Review of United Nations Peace-keeping. Second edition. 1990. + Whelan, Michael. The Battle of Jadotville. Irish Soldiers in Combat in the Congo 1961. 2006. Many of these are out of print and unobtainable. The experience of the Jadotville siege has recently been highlighted in the acclaimed film, ‘The Heroes of Jadotville’.A unique and important collection, of compelling interest to any person or institution wishing to study the Irish Army’s contribution to U.N. peacekeeping operations in the 1960s and later.As a collection, w.a.f. (1)

Auction archive: Lot number 393/10022
Auction:
Datum:
13 Dec 2016
Auction house:
Fonsie Mealys Auctioneers
The Old Cinema, Chatsworth Street.
R95 XV05 Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Ireland
[email protected]
+353 (0)56 4441229
+353 (0)56 4441627
Beschreibung:

Lot 393/10022 THE HEROES OF JADOTVILLEA comprehensive collection of internal Army documents and published works, chronicling the day-to-day operations of the Irish Army units which served under United Nations command in the (formerly Belgian) Congo, 1960-61, including the Jadotville siege, as follows:A.Unit History. 32 Bn. In The Congo. Cyclostyled, circa 150 pp foolscap, in a military issue loose-leaf binder. Foreword and summary by Col. M. O Buachalla [Col. Mort Buckley]. Covers events involving the 32nd Batt., which established the Irish mission in the Congo, in minute daily detail from 22 July 1960 to 20 January 1961, various reports and appendices, personnel lists etc., map at end. [The 32nd was not the unit involved in the Niemba ambush].B.Stair 35 Cathlán Coisithe sa Chongo [Unit History of 35 Bn. Infantry], [June-Dec.] 1961 (includes the Jadotville siege and associated events). Circa 70 pp, with a further 80 pp appendices, cyclostyled typescript, in a plastic binder.C.Stair Aonaid 2ú Grúpa Coisithe [Unit History, 2nd Infantry Group], Náisiúin Aontaithe, An Congo, D. Fhóir 1963 – Bealtaine 1964 [October 1963 – May 1964, the last Irish Army unit to serve in the Congo], 54 pp, with annexes, cyclostyled typescript, foolscap, tie-bound.D.Record of Award D.S.Ms for Service in the Congo. Ordaithe Gnathaimh Ginearálta, 1967, cyclostyled typescript, 12 pp, stapled.E.Clarke, Sergeant Jim. A Record of the Service of ‘A’ Co. 36th Infantry Battalion in the Congo. December 1991. About 50 pp foolscap, mainly photocopied press reports, with a roll of names at rear, tie-bound.Items A to C, drawn directly from the military record, include the greatest possible detail of every aspect of operations, including personnel, logistics, equipment, food, medicine and health, tasks, orders, relations with the local and expatriate community, the political background, and a daily narrative of events as seen on the ground. Various pages are marked ‘Restricted’ or ‘Rúnda’ [‘Secret’]. For the crucial episode of the Battle of Jadotville (13-17 Sept. 1961), item ‘B’ includes at Appx. B a very detailed 11-page report of events (marked ‘Secret’) by Comdt. Patk Quinlan, O/C of ‘A’ Co., the unit which was besieged and taken prisoner by Katangan forces under Belgian direction; at Appx. C the report of the unsuccessful attempts by ‘Force Kane’ to relieve ‘A’ Co. during the siege; Appx. D reports on Operation ‘Morthor’, Appx. G gives Comdt. Cahalane’s report of his detention and questioning by white (i.e. Belgian) personnel, etc. With a collection of published works, as follows, some with annotations from a clearly well-informed reader:Doyle, Rose, with Leo Quinlan. Heroes of Jadotville. The Soldiers’ Story. 2006. + McCaughren, Tom. The Peacemakers of Niemba. The Full Story of the Congo Ambush. 1966. + O’Donoghue, David (ed.). The Irish Army in the Congo. The FarBattalions. 2006. + O’Neill, John Terence & Rees, Nicholas. United Nations Peace-Keeping in the Post-cold War Era. 2005. + Power, Declan. Siege at Jadotville. The Irish Army’s Forgotten Battle. 2005. + Raeside, Archie. The Congo — 1960. The First Irish United Nations Peacekeepers. 2004. + Smith, Raymond. The Fighting Irish in the Congo. 1962. + [United Nations]. The Blue Helmets. A Review of United Nations Peace-keeping. Second edition. 1990. + Whelan, Michael. The Battle of Jadotville. Irish Soldiers in Combat in the Congo 1961. 2006. Many of these are out of print and unobtainable. The experience of the Jadotville siege has recently been highlighted in the acclaimed film, ‘The Heroes of Jadotville’.A unique and important collection, of compelling interest to any person or institution wishing to study the Irish Army’s contribution to U.N. peacekeeping operations in the 1960s and later.As a collection, w.a.f. (1)

Auction archive: Lot number 393/10022
Auction:
Datum:
13 Dec 2016
Auction house:
Fonsie Mealys Auctioneers
The Old Cinema, Chatsworth Street.
R95 XV05 Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Ireland
[email protected]
+353 (0)56 4441229
+353 (0)56 4441627
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