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Title: Irish Life and Lore South Dublin County Collection No. 30: Walter Hegarty
Authors: O'Keeffe, Maurice
Hegarty, Walter
Keywords: Irish Army
United Nations
Issue Date: 7-Sep-2009
Publisher: Maurice O'Keeffe
Description: Walter Hegarty joined the Irish Army in Athlone in 1959. The following year he became part of the first Irish Peacekeeping Mission oversees with the U.N. forces as a member of the 32nd Battalion. He describes in great detail the terrible turmoil and upheaval in the political situation in the Congo during the early 1960s. He returned to the Congo in 1961 as a sergeant with the 35th Infantry Battalion, and in this recording he provides a vivid account of the engagement at Jadotville and of the hostage situation which transpired.
Copyright: Copyright is held jointly by South Dublin Libraries and Maurice O'Keeffe. Written permission is required for commercial publication of this material
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