The Resource The last warlord, Brian Glyn Williams

The last warlord, Brian Glyn Williams

Label
The last warlord
Title
The last warlord
Statement of responsibility
Brian Glyn Williams
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For four years Professor Brian Glyn Williams roamed the mountains of Afghanistan retracing a covert operation that saw U.S. Green Beret Special Forces unite with Mongol Uzbek horse warriors to fight the common Taliban foe. His greatest breakthrough came when he was allowed to live with the Uzbeks’ notorious leader, General Dostum ‘The Taliban Killer.’ The result of Williams's fieldwork with this larger than life soldier is his recent book, The Last Warlord: The Life and Legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior who Led US Special Forces to Topple the Taliban Regime. Dr. Williams will bring his book and the real background story behind the events covered in it and the movie 12 Strong (which is partly based on his book) to life with extraordinary photographs of the covert 2001 US-Uzbek horse campaign by the CIA, Dostum, and Green Berets. It was this covert operation that saw a brotherhood forged in battle of men from different worlds topple the Taliban regime by seizing an ancient shrine. The images of the remote battlefields high in the Hindu Kush Mountains in the fall of 2001 are the only visual history of a secret campaign few were aware of. Dr. Williams, who has also worked extensively in Afghanistan for the CIA’s Counter Terrorism Center and US Army’s Information Operations, will recreate this epic tale for the first time using the actual images of the men who took part in the mission
Member of
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Recorded at the Chelmsford Public Library on May 30, 2018
PerformerNote
Brian G. Williams
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Williams, Brian Glyn
  • Chelmsford Public Library (Chelmsford, Mass.)
Runtime
80
Series statement
Library hour
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dūstum, ʻAbd al-Rashīd
  • Williams, Brian Glyn
  • Taliban
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Warlordism
Technique
live action
Label
The last warlord, Brian Glyn Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1734631
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 80 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) a989940
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The last warlord, Brian Glyn Williams
Publication
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1734631
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 80 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) a989940
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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