This is the story of Flight Lieutenants John Peters and John Nichol of the RAF, whose Tornado was shot down over Iraq during the Gulf War. The book charts their progress through their initial training, to the first glimmerings of impending torture by their Iraqi interrogators. It also recounts the emotion of their release and their return to their families, and the difficulties of coping with national fame.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 109.22 x 180.34 x 25.4mm | 204.12g
- 03 Jun 1993
- Penguin Books Ltd
- Signet Books
- London, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Whispers of war; early days; work up to war; the last supper; the hive of war; target practice; Christmas in the Gulf; "I have a cunning plan"; thunder and lightning; daylight raid; attack run; banging out; downed in the desert; in enemy hands; name, rank and number; interrogation; trial by TV; inside the Baghdad bungalows; endless boredom; a bombing at the built-more; the Blues Brothers; Baghdad in the rearview mirror; no-man's land; escape committee; homeward bound; media blitz; in memoriam.