Although this excerpt has been proofread, occasional errors may appear due to the scanning process. The extraordinary story of a band of us soldiers who rode to victory in afghanistan by doug stanton. Nutsch has even returned to afghanistan on charitable humanitarian missions. The movie based on the special forces team who rode through afghanistan on horseback to take down the taliban in late 2001 stars chris hemsworth. When the afghan war looked like a quick, stirring npr. Oda 595s mission in afghanistan stopped being a secret on nov. The above is an excerpt from the book horse soldiers. He killed all the teachers and the rest of the students and then killed all the people in the town. The film is based on doug stantons non fiction book horse soldiers, which tells the story of u.
The film, 12 strong, based on doug stantons book horse soldiers. The secret soldiers of benghazi 2016 english movie official. Horse soldiers is based on doug stantons book following a u. The team is portrayed in the recent movie, 12 strong, and. Special forces team and their captain after they are dispatched to a mountainous region of afghanistan in the weeks. Afghanistan war documentary the horse soldiers i sbs 5th. Special forces attempting to secure northern afghanistan with the afghan northern alliance. Meet the green beret legends who inspired the movie 12. Formulaic war movie tells the true story of american horse soldiers of afghanistan. One leadership skill that turned 12 horse soldiers into an elite commando team. Forces soldiers to enter afghanistan in the weeks following the 911 attacks. The horse soldiers stories if we wanted to move, horses were the only way, said master sgt.
As related in the 2009 book horse soldiers, a small team of 12 green berets known, in officialese, as. With chris hemsworth, michael shannon, michael pena, navid negahban. Army special forces sent to afghanistan immediately after the. The film by jerry bruckheimer, based on the book horse soldiers by doug stanton, was screened sunday for a theater full of current and former members of that 12man team and others in. One leadership skill that turned 12 horse soldiers into an elite. When the afghan war looked like a quick, stirring victory. Read more about the upcoming movie to be released in january 2018. Horse soldiers is the dramatic account of a small band of special forces soldiers who secretly entered afghanistan following 911 and rode to war on. Audiences polled by cinemascore gave the film an average grade of a on. He then led a charge back to the school and the small town. Intelligence in public literature the horse soldiers. The attack on john waynes troops by the school boys is based on fact, but unlike the film, the troops under the command of col.
Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy across mountainous terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of mazarisharif, which was. The new movie 12 strong, starring chris hemsworth and michael shannon, tells the true story of this small band of special forces soldiers who, with minimal preparation, led the ground fight. The americans and the northern alliance brought war to the afghanistans taliban government. With john wayne, william holden, constance towers, judson pratt. The declassified true story of the horse soldiers is a 2018 american action war drama film directed by nicolai fuglsig and written by ted tally and peter craig. Special forces team, led by their new captain, mitch nelson hemsworth. The soldiers tale was also told in doug stantons 2009 nonfiction book, horse soldiers, upon which the film is based hence true story. Chris hemsworth afghanistan war pic horse soldiers adds. The movie moves right along, gets to the point and makes it, and then the movie is over. How the horse soldiers helped liberate afghanistan from the. One leadership skill that turned 12 horse soldiers into.
The horse soldiers fought during the earliest days of the u. In a scene from the movie 12 strong, an afghan general who linked up with a special forces team wants to raise an american flag over a village. The film is based on doug stantons nonfiction book horse soldiers, which tells the story of u. Like in the 12 strong movie, the real horse soldiers were able to liberate afghanistans fourth largest city, mazarisharif, in just three weeks. The extraordinary story of a band of us soldiers who rode to victory in afghanistan that was published.
The elite troops were there to connect with and advise the northern alliance fighters who had been fighting the taliban government since 1996. An american special forces soldier rides alongside an afghan partner in 2001. Army special forces sent to afghanistan immediately after the september 11 attacks. Horse soldiers is the dramatic account of a small band of special forces soldiers who secretly entered afghanistan following 911 and rode to war on horses against the taliban. Grierson turned and opened fire on them, killing most of them. Officials have stated that the moviebook is an accurate reflection of the work of special forces soldiers in the early days of the war. It is scheduled to be released on january 19, 2018. A new trailer for the jerry bruckheimer film 12 strong was released monday, focusing on army green berets, the northern alliance forces, horses and unfortunately no navy seals. War reporter alex quade spent 5years tracking the operators down and persuading them to go on camera and. But a new movie is betting big on the true story of green berets on. Everything you need to know about 12 strong movie 2018. Meet the green beret legends who inspired the movie 12 strong 12 jan 2018 theyre also the inspiration for the new movie 12 strong. Again the movie pulls no hollywood bombast in depicting this. How the horse soldiers helped liberate afghanistan from.
Chris spence, the teams communication sergeant, who. Released june 2nd, 2008, the horse soldiers stars john wayne, william holden, constance towers, judson pratt the movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 59 min, and received a score of out of 100 on. The extraordinary story of a band of us soldiers who rode to victory in afghanistan. Incredibly, the cavalry charge, launched against tanks and entrenched positions was the tactic that effectively drove the taliban out of afghanistan. Theyre stationed on armadillo military base in helman province. Mazarisharif was the stronghold for the talibans northern force and once liberated, the northern provinces quickly fell. Jerry bruckheimer shopping afghanistan war story horse. These special forces soldiers took on the taliban on horseback. The above excerpt is a digitally scanned reproduction of text from print. Yes, horse mounted troops still play a part in 21st century warfare. Danish soldiers are sent to afghanistan in 2009 for 6 month, to help stabilize the country against taliban.
Movie 12 strong the horsemen of northern afghanistan. The stunning victory of the horse soldiers 350 special forces soldiers, 100 c. These are the green berets who avenged the 911 attacks. The extraordinary story of a band of us soldiers who rode to victory in. In his book, horse soldiers, doug stanton describes a cavalry attack supported by u. But thats changing, with the release of a new warner bros. The movie is a take on the nonfiction book by doug stanton entitled horse soldiers. The story of the socalled horse soldiers is being told in the new film, 12 strong, which premieres. Obviously, its very accurate, nutsch joked about the movie. I would highly recommend this movie, great acting, compelling story, true to life i give it 5 stars and 2 thumbs up. As related in the 2009 book horse soldiers, a small. Learn the true story and meet the real horse soldiers special forces team. In 1863, a union outfit is sent behind confederate lines in mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the units doctor cause frictions within ranks. The movie, based on the terrific book horse soldiers by doug stanton, is only soso, but it moves at a fair clip and fills in a lot of details about the early successes of the afghanistan war.
Additionally, nutsch and oda 595s story is the subject of the book, horse soldiers. A team of cia agents and special forces head into afghanistan in the aftermath of the september 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the taliban. The true story of 12 strong, horse soldiers were first. The extraordinary story of a band of us soldiers who rode to victory. I was so intrigued i checked the book the horse soldiers that this movie was based on out of the library and read it in an afternoon. The horse soldiers is a 1959 war film set during the american civil war directed by john ford and starring john wayne, william holden and constance towers. Like in the 12 strong movie, the real horse soldiers were able to liberate afghanistan s fourth largest city, mazarisharif, in just three weeks.
Soldiers recount true story behind 12 strong military times. Scribner, 2009, 354 pages, with endnotes and index. How the horse soldiers helped liberate afghanistan from the taliban 18 years. Unlike other war movies, this is the real deal no actors. The extraordinary story of a band of us soldiers who rode to. Horse soldiers first americans into afghanistan after 9. Parallels many americans may be weary of the war in afghanistan. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the americans accustomed to stateoftheart warfare must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the afghan horse soldiers. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of mazari. The screenplay by john lee mahin and martin rackin was loosely based on harold sinclairs 1956 novel of the same name, a fictionalized version of griersons raid in mississippi.1084 79 639 308 577 1041 389 462 916 784 882 1534 40 228 619 1450 1028 1253 243 914 1361 175 142 1546 314 692 62 80 586 1331 872 561 339 1188 1208 205 619 365