Black Ops Special Forces (DVD)
The inside story of some of the most dramatic military actions in recent history
Through expert testimony and dramatic reconstructions this documentary series reveals how elite special operations units in different countries carry out their high-risk assignments
City Under Siege
On 26th November 2008, India's largest city, Mumbai, was shaken by a series of unprecedented brutal terrorist attacks. Several landmark buildings were hit as bombs blasted across the city. The iconic 5-star Taj Mahal Palace Hotel was besieged and set on fire. Only India's National Security Guard (nicknamed the Black Cats) could stop the chaos. Trained by Germany's GSG9, the Delhi based Black Cats flew into Mumbai ready for action.
On 27th June 1976 terrorists hijacked Air France Flight 139 en route from Tel Aviv to Paris. Most of the 246 passengers were Jews. They were taken to Entebbe, Uganda and held hostage in the airport terminal. Israel's defence minister, Shimon Peres launched a rescue mission, deploying Sayeret Matkal, the most elite unit in the Israeli Defence Force. Interviews with surviving hostages, members of elite unit and Peres reveal the inside story of the legendary raid on Entebbe.
Taking Down Bin Laden
On 1st May 2011 an elite force of US Navy SEALs boarded stealth Black Hawk helicopters bound for Abbottabad, Pakistan. An hour later they stormed a fortified compound in an attempt to capture the most wanted man on earth: Osama Bin Laden. This is the story of the most daring black ops raid in recent history. Operation Neptune Spear is the story of sophisticated intelligence and painstaking planning that led to the killing of al Qaeda's leader and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.
Operation Certain Death
On August 25th, 2000, the Royal Irish Regiment, stationed deep in the jungles of Sierra Leone, went on patrol. Taking a wrong turn they're confronted by the West Side Boys', the notorious rebel gang known for their wild, unpredictable and often drunken behaviour. The British soldiers were taken hostage. Over 15 days after the hostages'initial capture, British Special Forces embarked on a dangerous one chance only rescue mission to free the hostages and bring them home safe.