According to my great-uncle who was at Anzio (Operation Shingle), this film is the closest any have come to depicting the horrors of war. Please keep in mind that the mission Hanks leads the men on is very loosely based on a similar story.
'The Descendants: A Novel (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)' by Kaui Hart Hemmings ---- Now a major motion picture starring George Clooney and directed by Alexander PayneFortunes have changed for the King family, descendan.
Best Selling Movies (DVD) in April 2013. Based on real events, the dramatic thriller Argo chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played--information that was not declassified until many years after the event.