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Missing in Action: The 50 Year Search for Ireland's Lost Soldier

Missing in Action: The 50 Year Search for Ireland's Lost Soldier (Paperback)

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The interior of the old Ford armoured car stank of sweat, blood and acrid smoke. Pat's eyes desperately struggled to focus in the gloom of the biting cordite fog ...On 15 September 1961, Trooper Patrick Mullins was posted missing after the bloody ambush of an Irish UN convoy in a suburb of Elisabethville in the Katanga province of the Congo. The circumstances of that fateful day have remained shrouded in confusion and contradiction for five decades - until now. Missing in Action reveals for the first time how an ill-equipped and heavily out-gunned Irish soldier fought with astonishing courage against heavily armed and ruthless Katangan gendarmes. Through interviews with the survivors and access to military intelligence sources, the truth about Trooper Mullins' heroic last stand and ultimate fate can now be told.

Ralph Riegel is the author of Hidden Soldier and Afraid of the Dark: The Tragic Story of Robert Houlihan. He is the southern correspondent of the Irish Independent and the Evening Herald. John O'Mahony is from Waterford and enlisted in the army in 1960 and served in the Congo with Patrick Mullins in the Armoured Car Group of the 35th battalion in 1961.

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