Statement on Jadotville
Interviewed for MAOHP - 13/10/2016
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_008_Q
In this clip, Corporal Seamus McDermott reads aloud a prepared statement regarding 'A' Company, 35th Battalion (Siege of Jadotville). He wrote this in order to express his pride in 'A' Company and affirms that any negative comments which were made were entirely wrong. He laments that many of the men died before they were given any credit. He also rejects the term surrender and claims that the men were 'victims of a Katangan treachery'. He states two of his friends, Bill Reidy and Corporal Jimmy Lucy, a footballer from Kerry, were both involved in the Siege of Jadotville.