Since 2001, the Army Rangers, the Navy Seals and the Green Berets have been fighting the War on Terror. It remains the longest war in American history. For the past 15 years, they have been at the tip of the spear, honorably risking their lives for their country and one another. "Live to Tell" is a harrowing and impactful portrayal of the triumphs and sacrifices the United States Special Operations Forces have endured on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. Driven by first person storytelling, archival footage and original cinematic sequences, each episode is a visceral perspective of the human experience of war.
The series will feature the stories of Charlie Platoon and the story of Marc Lee; The Red Wings Recovery — the Army Rangers recovery story of Marcus Luttrell, the United States Navy SEAL which the 2013 film, Lone Survivor, was based off of; A Battle for Haditha Dam — a strategically key location in Operation Iraqi Freedom; Task Force Merrill -a team of U.S. Army Rangers that set out on a mission to engage the Taliban and gather intelligence; Roberts Ridge — a quick reaction force of U.S. Army Rangers that endured the snowy mountains of Afghanistan to rescue a missing Navy SEAL; Objective Breton — a group of U.S. Army Rangers who went after a jihadist network; Ranger Machine — in Iraq in 2006, a team of U.S. Army Rangers lead a covert operation to take out a group of Al-Qaeda high value targets; and The Green Berets of 7115 — a group of Special Forces got ambushed by Taliban fighters and had to fight their way to safety after a teammate is critically shot.
"Live to Tell" is produced by Film 45 for History. Executive producers from Film 45 are Peter Berg ("Lone Survivor," "Friday Night Lights"), Matt Goldberg ("State of Play," "The Sixties") and Brandon Carroll ("Will of the Warrior"). Matt Ginsburg and Paul Cabana are executive producers for History.