Bravo Two Zero

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Island Books, 1994 - Fiction - 422 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - Flip_Martian - LibraryThing

Ultimately its the story of a failure - a mission that went wrong immediately and their attempted escape from it. It's well told, its very readable, very descriptive and the dialogue throughout is ... Read full review

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User Review  - jimocracy - LibraryThing

As a Desert Storm veteran, I appreciated the subject matter of this book and could relate to some of the general military aspects. However, since the author was British SAS, I gained a glimpse into ... Read full review

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Maps
23
p 413
275
Glossary
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A former member of the crack elite force the Special Air Service (SAS), Andy McNab was involved in both covert & overt special operations on five continents, including joint ops with Delta Force, the FBI's HRT & the DEA. McNab was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he left in 1993. After the non-fiction books based on his SAS experiences, "Bravo Two Zero" (1993) & "Immediate Action" (1995), McNab turned to fiction with "Remote Control" (1997) & "Crisis Four" (1999). He lectures to security agencies & remains closely involved with the intelligence communities on both sides of the Atlantic.

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