The One That Got Away
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The One That Got Away : My SAS Mission Behind Iraqi Lines

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The British Army's SAS - the Special Air Service - is recognized as one of the world's premier special operations units. During the Gulf War, deep behind Iraqi lines, an SAS team was compromised. A fierce firefight ensued, and the eight men were forced to run for their lives. Only one, Chris Ryan, escaped capture - by walking nearly 180 miles through the desert for a week. The One That Got Away is his breathtaking story of extraordinary courage under fire, of narrow escapes, of highly trained soldiers struggling against the most adverse of conditions, and, above all, of one man's courageous refusal to lie down and die.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 127 x 195.6 x 22.9mm | 158.76g
  • Potomac Books Inc
  • Dulles, United States
  • English
  • 15 b&w photos, 2 maps
  • 1597970085
  • 9781597970082
  • 45,937

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"Must rank with the great escape stories of modern military history." SOLDIER MAGAZINEshow more

About Chris Ryan

CHRIS RYAN was awarded England's Military Medal for his Gulf War service. He lives in the south of England.show more

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