The Moment of Battle
Interviewed for MAOHP - 20/09/2016
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_009_H
Location(s): Djabal refugee camp
In this clip, Father Jerry describes vividly his recollections of a serious incident in Chad in 2008. There Irish troops on patrol near the eastern Chadian town of Goz Beida came under fire, while troops in a Djabal refugee camp were also confronted by the Janjaweed, a militia that operate in western Sudan and eastern Chad. Father Jerry recalls moving from position to position offering support to the Irish soldiers who were ready to defend the refugee camp and forcefully conveys the emotion and tension of the incident.