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Day of the Rangers

The Battle of Mogadishu 25 Years On



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On October 3, 1993, Task Force Ranger was dispatched to seize two high-profile lieutenants of a Somali warlord. Special Forces troops were transported by ground vehicles and helicopters, and the mission was meant to be over within the hour. They quickly found themselves under heavy fire, and two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down. With a hastily organized relief column many hours away, the American troops faced a desperate battle for survival. Focusing on the stories of the soldiers on the ground, and in the air, Day of the Rangers reveals the experiences and recollections of the Special Forces units, including the Rangers, Delta operators and Nightstalker crews who fought in the battle of Mogadishu. Published to mark the battle's 25th anniversary and using recently declassified documents and new interviews with many of the participants, Day of the Rangers is a fascinating and revealing new history of a battle that would influence American Special Forces for decades to come.

Product code: 9781472824257

ISBN 9781472824257
No. Of Pages 352
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW153
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
A story of equipment failures, bad luck, poor planning, and unbelievable courage written 25 years after the battle that inspired Black Hawk Down, this new book by Leigh Neville reveals the hard-hitting truth of what happened minute-by-minute in the dusty streets of Mogadishu.