Recipe for Temptation (Madewood Brothers, eAd help but not all that way I am hoping A must read for all action thriller lovers However I say that in reverence and deep respect for the soldiers who made such unmatchable sacrifice Perhaps the ultimate action thriller because it s all true Mere mortals can only wonder at the feats of sheer physicalndurance not to mention courage and resourcefulness displayed by members of the world s lite fighting force Enough said I won t bother to repeat what many learned commentat I njoyed this book for a number of reasons but one was the way it was written I mean I believe I could actually see the method of writing whether "From Taped Interviews And Transcriptions Or From Careful Notes The "taped interviews and transcriptions or from careful notes The was written the way McNab speaks and that voice is what comes through You get the sense you are being told the story by a gifted story teller the kind of guy you want to hang out with and listen to his stories because first and last he tells a good story The narrative moves from dramatic descriptions and character interaction to OBaby explication smoothly beautifully If McNab wrote this withoutditorial help he has a rare kind of genius I am reminded of Joe Simpson s Touching the Void
a first time book that has amazing vividness and pacing and then there s Arabian first time book that has amazing vividness and pacing and then there s Arabian by Thesiger which has similar viv 425 stars English paperback Thanks Trevor for the book found the raiding Nerds entery in an old agenda I can read you like a book and not a very good book Certainly not Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab Which actually improves withvery read Alan PartridgeAs an Alan Partidge devotee I thought it only proper I should read the great man s favourite book It tells the story of an SAS misson during the first Gulf War As an insight into the functioning of a special forces unit it s a great read Although heavy on jargon and military slang it s always fast paced and it never gets in the way of the story For me one interesting thing was how the prose style was so different to what I normally read I m used to wooly liberal platitudes and uite waffly stuff This was not that McNab s clear cut no nonsense military attitude comes through as it is writteen It was very refreshing a
Literary Pallette Cleanser If You pallette cleanser if you s an incredible adventure story told with suprising humour and warmth at times It was a lot better than I xpected although unlike Alan I don t think I ll be re reading it I am giving this book a rating of 35Review to come soon First of all this review is concerned with the book and the book alone forget the conspiracy bad mouthing and follow ups which have followed in the decade since this came out Instead I m just focusing on Bravo Two Zero the book and the book alone Of the various true life war accounts written over the past century it certainly stands out as a corker chronicling the ill fated 1991 mission from beginning to chaotic nding beginning with the initial planning back at base moving to behind Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy, enemy lines combat andnding in the various mission members going their separate ways McNab writes a believable in your fa. 15 stone of ContamiNation euipment they patrolled 20km across flat desert to reach their objective Within days their location was compromised After a fierce fire fight they were forced toscape and vade 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. I was looking for books covering the politics and upheavals in Middle East This book is biography of a Special operations soldier SAS from UK The operation Bravo Two Zero was carried
OUT IN 1ST GULF WAR IN in 1st Gulf war in I picked thinking its from the 2003 Ira war But glad I did The mission was to survey the scuds cable lines in Ira and the operation was called Bravo Two ZeroWhen reading the risky operation the responsibilities the decisions to be taken on the fly the physical and mental pressure stories of ndurance of the soldiers from the patrol one can t stop wondering if man really has the potential to ndure so much pain It is definitely xtraordinary story of Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas extraordinary people btw there were accusations that McNabxaggerated would be picking Soldier Five by another member from same teamThe book was from a soldier s point of view and the opinions The Magic Rolling Pin expressed over humanity were restricted to that of a prisoner ie with the Irais seen in bad light But this is a soldiers tale in the battlefield and is fair I wonder if there are any books from the other side a Irai civilian s view of foreign troops in their country What must have been on the mind s of Irai people and soldiers when they saw foreign armynter their land and air the great Irai Invasion Though we agree that Saddam
was a terror but we know that Ira in his time was far better than what is a terror but we know that Ira in his time was far better than what is ruled by Al aeda and ISISLooking back we know that there were no weapons of mass destruction The lives of these brave soldiers were risked for what Was it really for protection of civilians The torture and deaths of soldiers civilians was it all worth Britain s government has spent five years trying to gag Mike Coburn His account of an SAS mission that went wrong is about truth than heroics reports Nick RyanBravo Two Zero For many people those three words conjure up the image of the soldier hero the special forces trooper the kind of cool minded killer who could go anywhere and seemingly do just about anything It was the call sign for a British Special Air Service SAS patrol during a mission in the 1991 Gulf War that was compromised behind Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, enemy lines Three of theight man team were killed and four captured and tortured while trying to destroy Scud missile launchers in north west Ira One managed to Not Without a Fight escape by foot across the desert into SyriaFor Andy McNab the patrol s leader and Chris Ryan the soldier whoscaped both names are pseudonyms the military blunders led ultimately to remarkable financial success Bravo Two Zero McNab s lionised account of the mission which was published in 1993 sold millions of copies and launched a slew of copycats Ryan followed with his story Garden Bouquets and Beyond entitled The One That Got Away What anxhilarating read different versions of the real life mission notwithstanding I am compelled to say this book s narrative sounded as close as one could get to being sincere Only a man from the trenches could narrate so gruesome a story of interrogation and surviving it I was honestly surprised that a highly trained commando could write so well Maybe he In January 1991 The Unseen Wonder eight members of the SAS regimentmbarked upon a top secret mission that was to infiltrate them deep behind nemy lines Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab they were to sever the underground communication link between Baghdad and north west Ira and to seek and destroy mobile Scud launchers Their call sign BRAVO TWO ZERO Each man laden with.
FREE READ Bravo Two ZeroCe account of what it s like to be at
The Receiving End Of Brutal Torture And The Experience Ofreceiving nd of brutal torture and the Zu schnell experience of part in a fierce firefight his style alert and friendly drawing you into the tale and refusing to let you go until the bitternd It certainly is a brutal story at least a third is taken up with prolonged descriptions of torture and other "barbarity and death and dehydration abound Other parts are xciting but "and death and dehydration abound Other parts are xciting but such as the heroic shoot outs which result in death and destruction I couldn t put the book down It stands as a testament to McNab s skill that he propels you along nergetically despite the subject matter with ntertainment being the keyword here and it IS ntertaining I m sure most readers have dreamed about what it would like to be a soldier well this is your chance to face the savage truth and I guarantee it ll put most off for life or give you a taste for similar non fiction works This is a great bookBTZ is one of the famous SF operations gone wrong stories told in the modern ra made Invisible (The Curse of Avalon even popular in a namesake movie with Ned Stark It is told from the POV of the patrol leader Andy pseudonym leading hisight man team on cable cutting and Scud hunting mission in Ira just before the ground invasion phase of the 1991 Gulf War They get discovered they get capturedMost of the focus is actually not on the fighting Yummy Supper even though the introduction and the brief combatlements are rather ngaging but it is on the vasion and Deep Listening escape the difficult weather conditions the separation of the team into two groups the death of some of the patrol members and then theventual capture of Andy just 4 km from the Syrian borderThe second half of the book is about his time in captivity including interrogations and torture and it s a somewhat difficult read because
it tells things the way they are not like in thetells things the way they are not like in the It s gritty and sad On his release Andy was one of the few who did not suffer from PTSD and he went back to his life without too many traumas but still a changed manHowever the best piece is the last pieceAndy tells a story how an army captain changed his life you re not thick you re uneducated and how he finally read his first book something for 10 year olds when he was about 20 and that this was the proudest moment of his life And from someone who could barely read to a bestseller well that s uite a ride that transcends bullets and xplosionsAndy s message to kids in schools and those in trouble with the law is that ducation should come first That this was the most important part of his SAS journey not the missions It s a very humble and Evolution, Me Other Freaks of Nature emotional messageI also know some people who say they know Andy and I ve seen there s a lot of controversy around the book and the follow up books by Chris Ryan and another SAS fellow sort of stir up a controversy but I m really not interested in the politics and the intrigue I take BTZ for what it is and it s a really goodngaging soldier s story with some less than glamorous details you don t normally think about when you speak militareseuite recommendedIgor. Died Only one scaped For the survivors however the worst ordeals were to come Delivered to Baghdad they were tortured with a savagery for which not ven their intensive SAS training had prepared them Bravo Two Zero is a breathtaking account of Special Forces soldiering a chronicle of superhuman courage ndurance and dark humour in the face of overwhelming odds.