Andy McNab (screenplay), Troy Kennedy-Martin (screenplay) | 1 more credit» .. called “Bravo Two Zero” and it was commanded by Sergeant Andy McNab. For Andy McNab, the patrol’s leader, and Chris Ryan, the soldier who Bravo Two Zero, McNab’s lionised account of the mission, which was. Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab, they were to sever the underground Bravo Two Zero is a breathtaking account of Special Forces soldiering: a.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His simplistic use of dialog and description only serves to heighten the tension. Connections Referenced in The True Story: White Socks Nicholas Ashby After reading this, I am keen to read the Chris Ryan book “The zerk that got away” which is by a member of the same mission and will give a different perspective.

I really enjoyed this book.

Bravo Two Zero

Coburn wants to exculpate Phillips and pin the blame for the failure of the mission on the SAS officers who had failed to plan it properly and then refused to launch a rescue attempt. Aug 11, S. Worse, in his view, was that Ryan denigrated the memory of one of those who didn’t come back, Vince Phillips, blaming him for giving away the position of the patrol and being too weak-willed to survive Phillips died of hypothermia.

Ahdy 05, Russell Stoewe rated it liked it. Bravo Two Zero tells the story of a Special Air Service patrol in Iraq during the Gulf War as zfro as possible, right down to the amount of gear they lug and what difficulties lie in tactical operations. He affects no graces whether talking about his failed relationships, SAS life or the torture and you have to congratulate him for that. Parts are extremely interesting, but they fall few and far between thanks to long periods of nothing noteworthy.

This is their story. As an Alan Partidge devotee, I thought it only proper I should read the great man’s favourite book.

Mar 09, Jemma rated it liked it. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. A must-read for all action-thriller lovers.


It’s an ‘ok’ read, but I wouldn’t recommend it given t While an interesting story, Bravo Two Zero gets dragged down under its own weight. Apr 25, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Trained as a specialist in counter terrorism, prime target elimination, demolitions, weapons and tactics, covert surveillance and information gathering in hostile environments, and VIP protection, McNab worked on cooperative operations with police forces, prison services, anti-drug forces and western backed guerrilla movements as well as on conventional special operations.

Audible Download Audio Books. After a fierce fire fight, they were forced to escape and evade on foot to the Syrian border. 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. Two men sitting in a bar, one, re-telling the most horrific of war stories. Four of them were captured, just one was able to escape and the other three died.

Looking back, we know that there were no weapons of mass destruction. Another book, 13 years on, might seem superfluous, but Coburn has spent the past five years fighting a legal battle against the Ministry of Defence for the right to publish. 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. Of the eight who went out, only five returned and this is the story of this mission, one of the most highly decorated British patrols in over years.

Refresh and try again. This is a great book not just for the story itself but because the author describes in particular the special forces strategies, how to plan a mission, how to survive in a desert when you are not well equipped because the intel info were not detailed enough and how to conduct one enemy tactical interrogation. This narrative takes us from the period when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait up until after the war had ended and the prisoners of the patrol code-named Bravo-Two-Zero returned home.

Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab

The British Government has failed to stop Mike Coburn, a New Zealand-born member of the patrol, publishing his own account. And they had been spotted. After reading this, I am keen to read the Chris Ryan book “The one that got away” which is by a member of the same missio I absolutely loved this book. You don’t seem scary enough to have been in the SAS, I complain. The MoD sought to block Coburn’s book on the basis of a confidentiality agreement he had signed, but he argued that it was signed under duress and the courts in New Zealand, where the legal battle has been fought, eventually agreed.


There’s not a lot of literary merit to be found here.

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Sharpe’s Mission TV Movie I’d be watching if Coburn, Ryan and McNab met for the first time in two decades. Of the eight who went out, only five returned.

Isn’t it to be entertained? Serving in the army, you come to rely on camaraderie and trust, and when you are let down you take it very personally. Sharpe’s Gold TV Movie Maybe Mike Coburn’s Soldier Five: A must read anxy all fans of true war stories.

Black and White Color. However, he is somewhat distracted by thoughts of his wife In the desperate action that followed, though stricken by hypothermia and other injuries, the patrol ‘went ballistic’. Then I got a free copy, can’t remember why though.

Jun 28, Cody rated it it was amazing. Dropped into “scud alley” carrying pound packs, McNab and his men soon found themselves surrounded by Saddam’s army. My SAS Mission Behind Iraqi Lines as well to provide the different interpretations of the same events by two different people with two different outlooks and attitudes.

I’m mcnba to wooly liberal platitudes and quite waffly stuff. They are forced to run from the entire Iraqi army and flee to the Syrian border, along the way they are subject to very bad weather conditions which conclude in hypothermia among the men, but on the last leg they find themselves in a massive firefight near the Syrian border.