The Kindu Atrocity – Massacre of Thirteen Italian Air Force Personnel in the Congo in Nov 1961

In this article we look at one incident that happened sixty years ago in the Congo in Nov 1961 when Italy suffered thirteen casualties in a mass murder in what has been called the Kindu Massacre. This event shows that UN peacekeepers who might not be considered to be on the frontline were open to…

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Cpl. Watters – Congo

Patrick Eugene Watters formerly of Crossmaglen, County Armagh joined the Irish Defence Forces in March 1960. Corporal Watters served with the 5th Infantry Battalion (Dublin) and remained in service until resigning from the Army reserves in March 1965.   During his military career he took part in overseas duty during two of the United Nations…