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Roko
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posted 28 August 2021 23:03      Profile for Roko     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sorry this is kinda off-topic (us military), but I was wondering if anyone here has read the book Black Hawk Down (by Mark Bowden), or seen the preview for the upcomming movie.. I came accross the book, because it was used as a text book in a 20th century warfare course my sister took, and which I plan on taking (couldn't fit it in my first year uni schedule though)

It's about US Army rangers in Somalia (1993), getting in the longest sustained firefight involving us soldiers since vietnam, and comming out with 18 us soldiers dead (out of 160), and hundreds of somalis dead, What's really good about it is that it's all true (the author interviewed many of the us servicmen who where there, as well as some somalis), but it reads like a fiction (which it's not).. The movie will be something like the first half hour of 'Rules of Engagement' or the d-day scene of 'saving private ryan', but for the entire movie, and looks like it's going to be really good...

You can check out the movie teaser at:

http://www.cinemayhem.com/blackhawkdown/

I just thought I'd share this with you guys, as It's supposed to be a very acurate account of what a "2 way firing range" (especially urban) is really like... reading it makes me wish more than ever that our own Canadian elite airborne hadn't been disbanded...


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posted 28 August 2021 23:19      Profile for Infanteer        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Roko, what University offers this course.
Head over to specialoperations.com.
There are many threads about the movie and the book. One of the posters on the board was actually a member of the Task Force that got bushwacked.

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posted 29 August 2021 09:13      Profile for Soldier of Fortune   Email Soldier of Fortune   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Whats bushwacked Infanteer? Sorry if its a stupid question.


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posted 29 August 2021 10:36      Profile for Roko     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's offered at the University of Alberta..

History 295: History of 20th Century Warfare


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posted 29 August 2021 14:41      Profile for Infanteer        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
CNN filming a Somali mob dragging dead U.S. servicemen through the dirt streets of Mogadishu is bushwacked.
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