Bravo Two Zero

Bravo Two Zero

Paperback - 1993
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Their mission: To take out the scuds. Eight went out. Five came back. Their story had been closed in secrecy. Until now. They were British Special Forces, trained to be the best. In January 1991 a squad of eight men went behind the Iraqi lines on a top secret mission. It was called Bravo Two Zero. On command was Sergeant Andy McNab. "They are the true unsung heroes of the war." -- Lt. Col. Steven Turner, American F-15E commander. Dropped into "scud alley" carrying 210-pound packs, McNab and his men found themselves surrounded by Saddam's army. Their radios didn't work. The weather turned cold enough to freeze diesel fuel. And they had been spotted. Their only chance at survival was to fight their way to the Syrian border seventy-five miles to the northwest and swim the Euphrates river to freedom. Eight set out. Five came back. "I'll tell you who destroyed the scuds -- it was the British SAS. They were fabulous." -- John Major, British Prime Minister. This is their story. Filled with no-holds-barred detail about McNab's capture and excruciating torture, it tells of men tested beyond the limits of human endurance... and of the war you didn't see on CNN. Dirty, deadly, and fought outside the rules.
Publisher: New York : Island Books, c1993.
ISBN: 9780440218807
Characteristics: 422 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., maps ;,18 cm.


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Jun 15, 2016

June 12 2016...picked this up at the Stone's Throw cafe, looks like a good summer read.

Mar 20, 2013

A real page turner and very exciting until I found out more details about how stubborn Andy McNab (Not his real name) was about having his troop move into central Iraq by helicopter and covering vast areas of desert on foot carrying enourmous weights of kit and then trying to flee when a young boy reported his Troop's location to some armed Iraqis. Lucky Arabs usually pray and spray or the whole lot of them would have been killed.

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