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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Hammarskjöld's plane was shot down the day after the siege ended.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Hammarskjöld's plane was shot down crashed the day after the siege ended.


* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Bill Ready is referred to as "Sniper" throughout the film by his comrades. With good reason too. The guy is [[ImprobableAimingSkills a crack shot]] with both his scoped Lee-Enfield and improvised use of a Bren Gun as a sniper weapon.

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Bill Ready is referred to as "Sniper" throughout the film by his comrades. With good reason too. The too as A: his last name is asking for [[WhosOnFirst all kinds of confusion if called out loud]] and B: the guy is [[ImprobableAimingSkills a crack shot]] with both his scoped Lee-Enfield and improvised use of a Bren Gun as a sniper weapon.

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* StockScream: One of Sniper's many kills gets a classic Whilhelm Scream, after being shot in the head, improbably enough.


* ManInWhite: [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Man In A White Suit]] is implied to be the mercenaries' financial backer, given his cleancut appearance and [[SharpDressedMan immaculate white suit]], compared to the fatigues worn both by "A" Company and the mercanaries. The white suit marks him down as [[HighlyConspicuousUniform an important target]] and one who is easily brought down courtesy of Bill Ready.


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* PersonWithTheClothing: [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Man In A White Suit]] is implied to be the mercenaries' financial backer, given his cleancut appearance and [[SharpDressedMan immaculate white suit]], compared to the fatigues worn both by "A" Company and the mercanaries. The white suit marks him down as [[HighlyConspicuousUniform an important target]] and one who is easily brought down courtesy of Bill Ready.


[[UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo The Congo]], 1961. The UsefulNotes/ColdWar is at its height. The UsefulNotes/UnitedNations has authorised [[OperationBlank Operation Morthor]] in the separatist Katanga province. Under the auspices of Conor Cruise O'Brien, an operation on Radio Katanga results in a disastrous bloodbath with multiple civilian casualties.

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[[UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo The Congo]], 1961. The UsefulNotes/ColdWar is at its height. The UsefulNotes/UnitedNations has authorised [[OperationBlank Operation Morthor]] Operation]] Morthor in the separatist Katanga province. Under the auspices of Conor Cruise O'Brien, an operation on Radio Katanga results in a disastrous bloodbath with multiple civilian casualties.



* AsYouKnow: At the bar at the beginning, a soldier approaches Quinlan, but is reminded by Sgt. Pendergast that "he's your commanding officer."



* DueToTheDead: After the first attack, Quinlan sees a hyena gnawing at a dead rebel's boot. He fires severals rounds into the air to scare it off.

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* DueToTheDead: After the first attack, Quinlan sees a hyena gnawing at a dead rebel's boot. He fires severals several rounds into the air to scare it off.



* InUniverseFactoidFailure: When digging trenches shortly after arriving at Jadotville, a snake slithers into one, freaking out the troops digging. Quinlan calmly picks up the snake and tosses it away, admonishing them for not reading the pamphlets they were given on the local flora and fauna and panicking over a non-venomous snake.



* WorthyOpponent: Faulques sees Quinlan as this by the film's ending and offers him a second chance to surrender.

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* WorthyOpponent: Faulques sees Quinlan as this by the film's ending and offers him a second chance to surrender.surrender.
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Hammarskjöld's plane was shot down the day after the siege ended.





* AttackAttackAttack: While the Katangese rebels use other tactics like mortar fire, air support, and sneaking a machinegun onto the field under the guise of removing their dead, this is their main strategy. Somewhat justified; they outnumber A Company ten to one, so in theory, a head-on assault is the quickest way to end them.
-->'''Falques''': On our next engagement, we will overrun them with twenty times their forces. We'll finish this in one all-out victory.



* AttackAttackAttack: While the Katangese rebels use other tactics like mortar fire, air support, and sneaking a machinegun onto the field under the guise of removing their dead, this is their main strategy. Somewhat justified; they outnumber A Company ten to one, so in theory, a head-on assault is the quickest way to end them.
-->'''Falques''': On our next engagement, we will overrun them with twenty times their forces. We'll finish this in one all-out victory.



* BottomlessMagazines: Defied from the outset. A check of the ordnance stores reveals a severe shortage of proper equipment and sufficient ammo stocks to begin with. "A" Company is forced to surrender after using up all of their ammunition twice over (See DesperationAttack).


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* BottomlessMagazines: Defied from the outset. A check of the ordnance stores reveals a severe shortage of proper equipment and sufficient ammo stocks to begin with. "A" Company is forced to surrender after using up all of their ammunition twice over (See DesperationAttack).

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* CastingGag: PJ states that he thinks that Quinlan will get everyone killed. He's played by Quinlan's grandson.


* SergeantRock: Company Sergeant Prendergast is typical of this trope. He fights hard, at one point even taking a Vickers Gun to the enemy, while Quinlan tells someone to "help that mad bastard". He tries to instill calm in the men during the battle, telling them to "Breathe, squeeze, kill! Breathe again!" when some of them start missing shots in panic.

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* SergeantRock: Company Sergeant Prendergast is typical of this trope. He fights hard, at one point even taking a Vickers Gun to the enemy, while Quinlan tells someone to "help that mad bastard". He tries to instill calm in the men during the battle, telling them to "Breathe, squeeze, kill! Breathe again!" when some of them start missing shots in panic. At the end of the film, just prior to "A" Company's surrender due to being out of ammunition, he has ''[[BayonetYa his bayonet fixed]]'' for a potential LastStand.


* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Quinlan's response to Faulques' insults about Ireland's lack of war experience and his annoyance at Quinlan's quoting of UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel is to state that "Not many Frenchmen like German tacticians. It only took them two weeks to take over your entire country."

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* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Quinlan's response to Faulques' insults about Ireland's lack of war experience and his annoyance at Quinlan's quoting of UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel is to state that "Not "[[ShutUpHannibal Not many Frenchmen like German tacticians. It only took them two weeks to take over your entire country.country]]."

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* ManInWhite: [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Man In A White Suit]] is implied to be the mercenaries' financial backer, given his cleancut appearance and [[SharpDressedMan immaculate white suit]], compared to the fatigues worn both by "A" Company and the mercanaries. The white suit marks him down as [[HighlyConspicuousUniform an important target]] and one who is easily brought down courtesy of Bill Ready.


-->'''Falques''': ''On our next engagement, we will overrun them with twenty times their forces. We'll finish this in one all-out victory.''

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-->'''Falques''': ''On On our next engagement, we will overrun them with twenty times their forces. We'll finish this in one all-out victory.''

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* AttackAttackAttack: While the Katangese rebels use other tactics like mortar fire, air support, and sneaking a machinegun onto the field under the guise of removing their dead, this is their main strategy. Somewhat justified; they outnumber A Company ten to one, so in theory, a head-on assault is the quickest way to end them.
-->'''Falques''': ''On our next engagement, we will overrun them with twenty times their forces. We'll finish this in one all-out victory.''

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* PunchClockVillain: Falques is only really Quinlan's enemy because he's being paid to be. After the battle, he considers Quinlan a WorthyOpponent and gives him the chance to get his men out alive.

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* AskAStupidQuestion: After the first attack Quinlan's radioman reports on what battalion HQ tells Company A.
-->'''Radioman:''' They said God bless, and hold tight.
-->'''Quinlan:''' "God bless"? What's that supposed to mean?
-->'''Radioman:''' Um, I suppose he means God's blessings be upon us, sir.

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