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Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
With exacting detail, the film re-creates the American siege of the Somalian city of Mogadishu in October 1993, when a 45-minute mission turned into a 16-hour ordeal of bloody urban warfare. Helicopter-borne U.S. Rangers were assigned to capture key lieutenants of Somali warlord Muhammad Farrah Aidid, but when two Black Hawk choppers were felled by rocket-propelled grenades, the U.S. soldiers were forced to fend for themselves in the battle-torn streets...
When the Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALS. When the SEALS send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six. SEAL Team Six is a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. Now Howard Wasdin takes readers deep into their world - beginning with the toughest and longest military training in the world. Wasdin's dramatic combat tales combine with his story of becoming one of the world's deadliest snipers to make...
Already a classic of war reporting and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback, Black Hawk Down is Mark Bowden's brilliant account of the longest sustained firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War. On October 3, 1993, about a hundred elite U. S. soldiers were dropped by helicopter into the teeming market in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia. Their mission was to abduct two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord and return to base. It was...
Mill Creek Entertainment
1 DVD (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
It is a riveting documentary about the heroic efforts of the soldiers from the Second Battalion Fourteenth Infantry Regiment, Tenth Mountain Division. These men demonstrated extraordinary courage, skill, and discipline as they fought their way into a baited ambush to rescue the special operations forces pinned down at the crash site of Super Six-One while also attempting a rescue at the crash site of Super Six-Four.
Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson
xvii, 264 pages ; 24 cm
A Navy SEAL recounts his struggle to return to civilian life after combat, chronicling the troubles he encountered in his marriage and his faith-fueled relationship with Debbie, an accountant emerging from her own trial by fire.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
1 Blu-ray (144 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details the near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993 where nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele. The troops were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. The resulting action lead to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Rangers and hundreds of Somali gunmen. The battle led to the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters and to...
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