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.
What the critics say
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
One of the most extraordinary examples of human courage and survival in modern warfare
The best account yet of the SAS in action
James Adams - The Sunday Times
One of the best books to emerge from the first Gulf War... Magnificent
John Nichol - Independent on Sunday