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The Siege of Jadotville is a 2016 historical war drama covering the true story of The Siege at Jadotville, a battle involving Irish UN Peacekeepers of 'A' Company, 35th Battalion and Katangese rebels in 1961 during the Congo Crisis. The film was released on Netflix in October of 2016. The cast included Jamie Dornan, Jason O'Mara, and Mark Strong.
The following weapons were used in the film The Siege of Jadotville:
Rene Faulques (Guillaume Canet) carries a Walther P38. He unholsters it when confronting Commandant Quinlan for the last time.
Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
Rene Faulques (Guillaume Canet
) firing his P38 after his Jeep is overturned.
Faulquet unholsters his P38 when confronting Commandant Quinlan for the last time.
The Browning Hi-Power is the sidearm carried by Commander Patrick Quinlan (Jamie Dornan). A mercenary carries the pistol as well.
Browning Hi Power (Belgian Mfg) 1970s - 9x19mm
Closeup of the BHP. The external extractor and spur hammer indicate a post-1973 manufacture and thus anachronistic.
A mercenary carries the pistol as well.
Both the Irish Army and the mercenaries/Katangese rebels extensively use FN FALs. They are shown to be capable of fully automatic fire.
FN FAL 50.00 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Commander Patrick Quinlan carries the FN FAL on the right.
Rebels charge the Irish compound with FALs.
"Breathe, squeeze, kill! Breathe again!"
Sgt. Jack Prendergast (Jason O'Mara
) gives advice to the soldiers with the FN FAL rifles on shooting technique after firing too fast.
Heckler & Koch G3
At least one mercenary is seen with a Heckler & Koch G3. The exact variant cannot be determined, but it has a "slimeline" foregrip.
Early Heckler & Koch G3 rifle with wooden furniture, later muzzle device, and drum rear sight - 7.62x51mm NATO
The mercenary to the right is armed with a G3. Note the diopter sight.
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I
Several members of 'A' Company carry Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk Is instead of FALs.
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I - .303 British
'A' Company members carrying No. 4 Mk Is as they first arrive in Jadotville.
Irish soldiers fire their No. 4 rifles from an entrenched position.
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T)
Sgt. Bill Ready (Sam Keeley), the company sniper, carries a scoped Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T).
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T) - .303 British
Bill Ready (Sam Keeley
), the company sniper aims his Enfield.
Various Mauser rifles are used by the rebels.
An African fights with a full-length Mauser rifle, that could be a Spanish or Turkish model.
The unhooded front sight of the mercenary's rifle. Shortly after, the under-barrel mounted sling swivel is visible.
Left side view of the receiver.
The Kar98k-style rear sight can be seen.
Carl Gustav M/45
Several 'A' Company NCOs use Carl Gustav M/45s, namely Sgt. Jack Prendergast (Jason O'Mara).
Swedish K / Carl Gustav M/45 - 9x19mm
The Carl Gustav is wielded.
Sgt. Jack Prendergast (Jason O'Mara
) on the right with his M/45. Note the No. 9 bayonet affixed.
Several mercenaries, including Faulques, use MAT-49s.
MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
Franchi LF-57 SMGs are also used by mercenaries.
An African in green beret holds LF-57 in center.
Vigneron M2 SMGs are also seen.
A Vigneron M2 is seen when Irish soldiers scavenge weapons during a lull in the battle.
'A' Company employs several Bren guns. Sgt. Ready, the company sniper, switches to a Bren to make a long distance shot, for unknown reasons, possibly because it is a more stable platform than his No. 4 (T).
Bren MK1 Light Machine Gun - .303 British
The Bren is seen fired at the right.
The Bren after its operator receives a superficial wound to his cheek.
The sniper preparing to fire the Bren in single shot.
A .303 round, presumably match-grade, being chambered by hand.
Ready looks down the sight.
The bolt closing when fired.
Katangese mercenaries use a Browning M2HB mounted on a vehicle.
Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
Note the heat shield's horizontal slots instead of the usual circular perforations.
Faulques calling a retreat while manning the Browning.
The mercenaries use several Browning M1919A4s mounted on vehicles and on tripods.
Browning M1919A4 on an M31C pedestal mount - .30-06 Springfield
Faulques mans and fires a mounted M1919A4.
A camouflaged Katangnese machine gunner with his M1919A4 is shot by Ready.
A mercenary fires a M191A4 from the hip.
DShK Heavy Machine Gun
The mercenaries use a DShK Heavy Machine Gun. This appears to be the only Soviet-made firearm used by the fiercely anti-communist Katangese.
Faulques fires a mounted DShk from a jeep.
FN MAG 58
A mercenary uses an FN MAG 58 fired from the hip. Another is mounted on a vehicle.
FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
A mercenary uses the FN MAG 58 fired from the hip.
A Katangnese rebel mans a FN MAG from a vehicle. Note the mounted shield.
'A' Company uses a Vickers Gun mounted on a Land Rover, then on its own with and without a tripod. Commander Patrick Quinlan uses it to shoot down a Fouga Magister.
Vickers gun with ribbed water jacket - .303 British
Prendergast fires a mounted Vickers during the first assault.
The Vickers being removed from its tripod before the position is hit with mortar.
Mk 2 Hand Grenade
An NCO picks up a Mk 2 hand grenade when his M/45 runs dry.
Mk 2 "Pineapple" World War II-made High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade (sometimes written Mk II)
An Irish NCO with his Mk 2 grenade at the ready.
A Company's support platoon uses a 60mm M2 Mortar in counter-battery fire.
Irish mortarmen cover the M2 motar's breech after firing.
Irish mortarmen prepare to load a 60mm mortar round.
Ordnance ML 3 inch Mortar
The mercenaries use an Ordnance ML 3 inch Mortar to shell the compound.
Ordnance ML 3 inch Mortar Mk II - 3.20 in
A Kantangnese rebel sights his ML mortar to his target.