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The battle for Marjah

Author: Ben AndersonAnthony WonkeRyan SparksAthena (Firm)Wall to Wall (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [London] : Wall to Wall Media, Ltd. ; Silver Spring, MD : distributed by Acorn Media, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : English : Blu-ray + DVDView all editions and formats
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"On February 13, 2010, American-led coalition forces launched the biggest military operation since the beginning of the Afghanistan War. Their target was the town of Marjah, a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan ... Journalist Ben Anderson tells the story of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, and its commanding officer, Captain Ryan Sparks"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Documentary films
War television programs
War films
Nonfiction television programs
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Biographical films
Biographical television programs
Historical films
Historical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Anderson; Anthony Wonke; Ryan Sparks; Athena (Firm); Wall to Wall (Firm); Roadwork, Ltd.; Home Box Office (Firm); Channel Four (Great Britain); Acorn Media (Firm)
ISBN: 9781598286830 1598286838
OCLC Number: 749997430
Language Note: Optional subtitles for the hearing impaired.
Notes: This edition includes two media version (DVD and Blu-ray) of the same film (ca. 84 min.).
Originally released as documentary in 2010.
Booklet (9 p. ; ill.) with historical essays, maps, timeline and biographies of the Afghanistan War and with links to online discussion questions inserted in container.
Credits: Editing, Gregor Lyon ; music Andrew Phillips.
Performer(s): Featuring: U.S. Marine Captain Ryan Sparks, commander of Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, and his unit operations in the town of Marjah; interviews with the Bravo Company troops and Afghan civilians.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (9 p. ; ill.).
Details: Blu-ray disc: 1080i; aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen; DTS-HD MA, 5.1 Dolby Digital or 2.0 stereo PCM sound formats.; DVD; widescreen (16:9) aspect ratio, 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound, 2.0 stereo.
Contents: The machine --Day one --
Taking cover --
Building trust --
Day two --
No Taliban --
Under constant attack --
Day three --
Day four --
Controlling Marjah --
Civilian casualties --
Afghan government --
Three months later.
Responsibility: Athena ; Acorn Media ; a Wall to Wall production ; in association with Roadwork Ltd. ; for HBO and Channel 4 ; produced, filmed, and written by Ben Anderson ; directed by Anthony Wonke.

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"On February 13, 2010, American-led coalition forces launched the biggest military operation since the beginning of the Afghanistan War. Their target was the town of Marjah, a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan ... Journalist Ben Anderson tells the story of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, and its commanding officer, Captain Ryan Sparks"--Container.

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