Historical Accuracy of Black Hawk Down

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There have been many battles fought, and many have been lost. Black Hawk Down is an adaptation of the failed attempt to capture Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid during the Battle of Mogadishu. It started on March 2001 and it was released January 18, 2002. During the real operation there was a dramatic change between it being a simple capture operation to it being a rescue mission that is shown in the movie. Black Hawk Down is historically accurate because the chronological sequence of the operation and rescue mission are correct.
In early 1990 Somalia was going through a civil war. Their dictator Mohammed Farrah had order the closer of all food transportation that entered the country. He`s goal was to kill his own people by starving them to death. About 300,000 civilians had died of hunger. In response, the united States send troops to Somalia to capture Mohammed Farrah., the self-proclaimed president of Somalia. They soon found out that the best strategic was to capture Omar Salad Elmi and Abdi Hassan Awale Queybdiid, two of Mohammed top advisers. The special mission was to be done by experienced man as well as new recruits. The operation was supposed to have taken about 30 minutes on Octuber 3, 1993. There objective were the two top advisers of Mohammed that…

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