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    Ride the Thunder

    A Vietnam War Documentary/Movie that tells the story of legendary USMC advisor Cpt John Ripley and his heroic Vietnamese counterpart Le Ba Binh. After the war Ripley tries to set the record straight about the war, and replays of interviews of the piece of crap John Kerry and Jane Fonda is enough to sicken anyone. Binh is imprisoned in a brutal re-education camp after the war, where tens of thousands of S. Vietnamese were executed, but is released 11 years and is able to migrate to the U.S.. All movies are biased, but this one tells the other side of the story, which pretty much sinks the argument that Viet Cong and North Vietnamese were considered legitimate.

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    Task Force Faith: The Story of the 31st Regimental Combat Team

    This documentary sets the record straight regarding Task Force Faith, the Army unit the battle of the Chosin Reservoir. Their story was falsely told by a Navy Public Affairs Officer, who labeled the unit cowardly based on the few survivors wandering into his camp after a horrific fight. The actual story is quite different, and now they're regarded as one of the most heroic units of the war who fought a much tougher fight than the Marines, due to be isolated. They were isolated due to bad decisions by overly optimistic general officers, but that is part of the story. The actual war footage and story is outstanding.

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    6 Days

    A fairly recently produced movie about hostages seizing the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980. It closely falls the SAS preparing to conduct a raid, and the government decision making process that led to the execute order.

    Watched on Netflix

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    Default Iranian Embassy & SAS: a pointer

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Moore View Post
    6 Days

    A fairly recently produced movie about hostages seizing the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980. It closely falls the SAS preparing to conduct a raid, and the government decision making process that led to the execute order.

    Watched on Netflix
    Bill,

    You would probably enjoy the book 'Soldier I: The Story of an SAS Hero' by Pete Winner (given the title Soldier I for the coroners inquest for the Princes Gate operation, the Iranian Embassy in London, which the SAS stormed in 1980). He gave a superb talk on that part of his career I attended in 2015, complete with a scale model and some kit.
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