TV-MA | | Action, Biography, Drama
Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during the early 1960s.
During the briefing scene where Faulques discusses the Katangese attackers being caught off-guard, a mercenary is seen with the wild goose patch of the Congolese Army's famed 5 Commando, a white Anglophone mercenary unit. This is an anachronism, as 5 Commando fought in the Simba Rebellion, not the Katanga Secession, and wasn't formed until almost two years after the Siege of Jadotville, in 1964.
I once heard a man say that, in Africa, the sun is like a furnace that either melts you or forges you.
When Commandant Quinlan is shot in the shoulder, the soldier who shot him is firing an M1898 Mauser. This rifle is chambered for the powerful 7x57mm cartridge which would have punched right through Quinlan at the implied range of 150-250 yards. Further, when the round is removed from Quinlan's shoulder and dropped in the dish, it is clearly not a 7x57mm round. In fact, it doesn't look like a rifle round at all...it looks like a larger caliber pistol round.
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