Australian historian Leigh Neville has reopened one of the saddest moments in American military history, The Battle of Mogadishu, popularized in book and film as Black Hawk Down. For his book, Day of the Rangers, Neville tracked down veterans of the operation for their untold stories. Daily Mail reports:
Mr Neville has interviewed several participants who have gone on the record for the first time in his new book, Day Of The Rangers.
He said: ‘It was incredible to hear their stories first-hand.
‘I spoke to guys who were shot and wounded in the battle, some of them multiple times, and they describe it like it’s an everyday occurrence – they were total professionals.
‘Some of the stories had me in tears – particularly the loss of team mates.
‘Even after 25 years, they recounted it was still like it happened yesterday.’
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