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The True story of Black Hawk down

Author: David KeaneAshley CraryMark Bowden44 Blue Productions.Wild Eyes Productions (Firm)All authors
Publisher: New York, NY : A & E Television Networks : Distributed by New Video, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On October 3, 1993, a force of 120 American Delta units and Ranger infantry were dropped into Mogadishu, Somalia to abduct two Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The mission was planned to take one hour, but when two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down, it became a 15-hour ordeal. Drawing on Mark Bowden's book about the incident and extensive interviews with the author, this is a minute-by-minute look at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Film adaptations
History
Named Person: Mark Bowden; Mohammed Farah Aidid; Mohammed Farah Aidid; Mark Bowden
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Keane; Ashley Crary; Mark Bowden; 44 Blue Productions.; Wild Eyes Productions (Firm); Arts and Entertainment Network.; History Channel (Television network); New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767046420 9780767046428
OCLC Number: 49000356
Credits: Cinematography, Mark Morris ; editor, Andrew McCracken ; music, Jimmy Rip ; narrator, David Jerimiah.
Performer(s): No credits provided.
Description: 1 videocassette (100 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Other Titles: Black Hawk down
Responsibility: produced by 44 Blue Productions, Inc. in association with Wild Eyes Productions for the History Channel ; A & E Television Networks ; producer, writer and directed by David Keane ; co-producer, Ashley Crary.

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On October 3, 1993, a force of 120 American Delta units and Ranger infantry were dropped into Mogadishu, Somalia to abduct two Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The mission was planned to take one hour, but when two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down, it became a 15-hour ordeal. Drawing on Mark Bowden's book about the incident and extensive interviews with the author, this is a minute-by-minute look at the battle that claimed 18 American lives. US Rangers and Somali militamen share their harrowing experiences, former officials from Aidid's organization reveal how they were able to use the attack to their advantage, diplomats, and high-ranking officers reflect on the incident's legacy.

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