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Black Hawk down

Mark Bowden

Black Hawk down

a story of modern war

by Mark Bowden

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Published by Penguin in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMark Bowden.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18698219M
    ISBN 100140288503
    OCLC/WorldCa43505959


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Militarily, the mission was a success; politically, it was a Hawk Down. Directed by Ridley Scott. With Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana. elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis/10(K).

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