Bravo Two Zero

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In January 1991, eight members of the SAS regiment embarked upon a top secret mission that was to infiltrate them deep behind enemy lines. Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab, they were to sever the underground communication link between Baghdad and north-west Iraq, and to seek and destroy mobile Scud launchers. Their call sign: BRAVO TWO ZERO. Each man laden with 15 stone of equipment, they patrolled 20km across flat desert to reach their objective. Within days, their location was compromised. After a fierce fire fight, they were forced to escape and evade on foot to the Syrian border. In the desperate action that followed, though stricken by hypothermia and other injuries, the patrol 'went ballistic'. Four men were captured. Three died. Only one escaped. For the survivors, however, the worst ordeals were to come. Delivered to Baghdad, they were tortured with a savagery for which not even their intensive SAS training had prepared them. Bravo Two Zero is a breathtaking account of Special Forces soldiering: a chronicle of superhuman courage, endurance and dark humour in the face of overwhelming odds.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 30mm | 322.05g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 0552153575
  • 9780552153577
  • 160,177

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" 'A gripping account of special forces at work...a tremendous adventure story' DUFF HART-DAVIS, Daily Telegraph. 'Superhuman endurance, horrendous torture, desperate odds - unparalleled revelations' Daily Mail. 'One of the most extraordinary examples of human courage and survival in modern warfare' The Times. 'The best account yet of the SAS in action' JAMES ADAMS, Sunday Times"show more

About Andy McNab

As a teenage delinquent, Andy McNab kicked against society. As a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh. As a member of 22 SAS he was at the centre of covert operations for nine years - on five continents. During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, 'will remain in regimental history for ever'. Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his military career, McNab was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS. Since then he has become one of the world's bestselling writers, drawing on his insider knowledge and experience. As well as three nonfiction bestsellers, he is the author of the bestselling Nick Stone thrillers. Besides his writing work, he lectures to security and intelligence agencies in both the USA and UK , works in the film industry advising Hollywood on everything from covert procedure to training civilian actors to act like soldiers and he continues to be a spokesperson and fundraiser for both military and literacy charities. www.andymcnab.co.uk.show more

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9,061 ratings
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2 4% (333)
1 1% (78)

Our customer reviews

This book is a very entertaining read....but it's not to be taken too seriously (more Rambo than reality!). Andy McNabb has enjoyed himself whilst writing this book and has taken the opportunity to embelish some facts, even when this was not necessary. Its rare for men who have failed in a mission to be worshipped as hero's......but few soldiers are members of an elite fighting force like the SAS. An enthralling story that is very easy to read. If you wish to read a true account of a soldier in combat, read 'The Forgotton Soldier' - you won't be disappointed!show more
by Stephen Rooney
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