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Dubliner Joe Fitzpatrick at the 50th anniversary of the ‘Niemba Ambush’ at Cathal Brugha barracks yesterday.

The attack cost the lives of nine Irish soldiers working in the Congo for the United Nations Peacekeeping Force.

Joe, now 70, from Cabra was one of just two survivors on the day.

Irish Can Be Proud Of Mission To Congo (Patsy McGarry, Irish Times)

The Irish Army In The Congo: The Far Battalions. Review (History Ireland)

(Photocall Ireland)

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