Under fire in the trenches
Interviewed for MAOHP - 13/10/2016
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_008_D
Here, Corporal Seamus McDermott reflects on the emotions of being under fire in trenches in Albert Park, where the UN (United Nations) forces were based. He recalls an incident when he was in a trench with Private Smullen from Athlone when a bullet was fired between their heads. This incident occurred on the 13th September, which was the first day of the Siege of Jadotville as well as the first day of Operation Morthor.