The Battle for Marjah

Overview

The controversial U.S. Afghanistan War escalated to a peak on February 13, 2010. Beginning that morning, an American-led coalition undertook the single biggest and most ambitious effort since the inception of the entire conflict. The focal point was Marjah, a Taliban stronghold located at the southern end of the country. The USMC troops pursued four goals: retain all seized ground, transfer control to Afghan security, end Taliban control, and rebuild Afghani infrastructure and government. At the center of it all ...
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Overview

The controversial U.S. Afghanistan War escalated to a peak on February 13, 2010. Beginning that morning, an American-led coalition undertook the single biggest and most ambitious effort since the inception of the entire conflict. The focal point was Marjah, a Taliban stronghold located at the southern end of the country. The USMC troops pursued four goals: retain all seized ground, transfer control to Afghan security, end Taliban control, and rebuild Afghani infrastructure and government. At the center of it all was the First Battalion of the Bravo Company, 6th Marines, led by the heroic Captain Ryan Sparks. In this gripping film, journalist Ben Anderson follows the counterinsurgency mission, as the 272 Marines are flown in via plane and dropped into the center of Marjah. The events that follow are as grueling and cathartic as they are unforgettable.
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Special Features

12-Page Viewer's Guide with Articles on the Histories of Afghanistan, the Taliban, Osama bin Laden, the U.S. Marine Corps, Counterinsurgency warfare; ; Timeline of the Afghanistan War and Biographies of Ben Anderson and Photographer Goran Tomasevic; Plus an explanation of IEDS, the story of the Buddhas of Bamiyan, and discussion questions at athenalearning.com
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/6/2011
  • UPC: 054961868391
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Source: Athena
  • Presentation: Bonus DVD
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 36,204

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Anderson Participant
Technical Credits
Anthony Wonke Director
Ben Anderson Cinematographer, Producer, Screenwriter
Guy Davies Executive Producer
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Battle for Marjah
1. The Machine [6:35]
2. Day One [7:31]
3. Taking Cover [6:17]
4. Building Trust [7:23]
5. Day Two [5:01]
6. No Taliban [7:14]
7. Under Constant Attack [5:42]
8. Day Three [7:56]
9. Day Four [6:33]
10. Controlling Marjah [4:03]
11. Civilian Casualties [6:01]
12. Afghan Government [3:37]
13. Three Months Later [9:02]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Battle for Marjah
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   Chapters
   Extras
      America's Longest War
      Ben Anderson
      Goran Tomasevic
   Set-Up
      English SDH Subtitles: On/Off
         English SDH Subtitles: On
         English SDH Subtitles: Off
      Audio
         5.1 Dolby Digital
         2.0 Dolby Digital
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