The MASSIVE disaster of Operation EAGLE CLAW

Living Through History

Nov 11 2023 • 10 mins

The charred skeleton of a C-130 and a Sea Stallion helicopter, blackened by the explosion in the middle of the desert; in the distance, a ruptured tanker truck and on the ground, four other intact helicopters. It's all that remains of a rescue operation as ambitious as it was marred by preparation errors, devised to resolve an international crisis and ending in the most scorching of failures, documented in the following days with photographs and television footage certifying a monumental setback, a prelude to a political mistrust so swift that it directly affected a presidential election.

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Script: Federico Bettuzzi
Production: Giovanni Zorzi