Red One

Red One : A Bomb Disposal Expert on the Front Line

By (author)


You save US$3.18

Free delivery worldwide

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days

When will my order arrive?

The gripping true story of bomb disposal work that won Ivison a George Medal - and started a living nightmare...When two of his colleagues are killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq, young bomb disposal officer Kevin Ivison is called in to defuse a second even deadlier bomb just a hundred yards from the bodies of his friends. To make things worse, the entire area is under fire from snipers, and a crowd of angry Iraqis have begun to hurl petrol bombs...With little chance of living through this impossible task, Kevin leaves final messages for his loved ones and sets out alone towards the bomb that he is sure will be the last thing he sees. In this gut-wrenching and terrifying true story of heroism and survival, Kevin Ivison explains why he chose to be a bomb disposal expert in the first place, how he found the courage to face his death, and the unendurable stress that has given him nightmares ever since.

show more
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 22mm | 281.23g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 30
  • 0753828308
  • 9780753828304
  • 369,480

Other books in True War & Combat Stories

Other people who viewed this bought:

Review quote

Humbling, edge-of-the-sunlounger account of courage under fire. TESCO MAGAZINE His account of life on the front lines is at times terrifying, but leavened with black humour. GOOD BOOK GUIDE

show more

About Kevin Ivison

Captain Kevin Ivison, GM, was commissioned into the army in 2000, and served in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland and Iraq, where his work as a bomb disposal expert won him the George Medal. Since leaving the army in April 2009 he has worked for the Ministry of Defence.

show more

Reviews from