SHOOTOUT -- New Series On The History Channel


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David
July 20, 2005, 02:22 AM
New series on this History Channel -- SHOOTOUT.

According to their website:

http://www.historychannel.com/global/listings/series_showcase.jsp?EGrpType=Series&Id=15464088&NetwCode=THC

"The new series SHOOTOUT! chronicles famous shootouts in history from the perspective of both sides of the fight. The series examines the personalities, the weapons, the firepower, and the leadership needed to defeat the enemy. Using 3D CGI animation sequences, audiences will experience the thick of battle from the points of view of the players themselves."

SHOOTOUT's first episode is tonight (07/20/05) -- Here's a description of today's SHOOTOUT:

"November 2004--Fallujah, Iraq has become a viper pit. Over the last six months, this once holy city has become the center of gravity for the Iraqi insurgency with Al Qaeda terrorists and Islamic radicals from across the Muslim world congregating here to resist the US occupation. Many have come to martyr themselves and to take as many coalition troops with them as possible. On November 8, six battalions of US soldiers and Marines storm the city to kill the insurgents. It will be the fight of their lives. With riveting and insightful commentary from the men who sweated and bled on the dusty avenues of Fallujah, this episode highlights the strategies, cutting-edge technologies, and harrowing stories of mortal combat--many told here for the first time--of the deadliest house-to-house street brawl since the battle for Hue City, Vietnam. As one Marine tells us, if Fallujah isn't hell, it's in the same zip code."

:what: :scrutiny: :what:

By the way, a great quote from a Marine: "...if Fallujah isn't hell, it's in the same zip code..."
:D :neener: :D

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esldude
July 20, 2005, 03:12 AM
Worth watching. Was interested in the insurgent strategy of littering the area buildings with weapon caches. That way anyone could look like a civilian, and turn armed insurgent anywhere at a moments notice. Then if able to disengage, drop the weapon, move on and do it again. Only possible with the weeks notice of what was going to transpire.

Lennyjoe
July 20, 2005, 11:33 AM
Will the Fallujah show re air anytime soon? I missed it last night.

pythonguy
July 20, 2005, 12:27 PM
Thought last night's show was excellent, one of the few TV programs that make you feel the tension and anxiety of how the Soldiers must feel. Good stuff!

Fudgie Ghost
July 20, 2005, 01:38 PM
Yes, I watched it, and I thought it was very well done. Good graphics made clear what was happening on a tactical level. . . Good use of file and what I assume was "re-creation" footage, as well as "talking head" type interviews with soldiers who were there. Definitely worth watching.

Loved that 300 yard '203 shot--right onto the balcony where the BG's were firing from. . .

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