Bravo Two Zero a gripping tale of SAS in the Gulf -reviewer
A GRIPPING read that tells the story of a squad of British SAS soldiers on a mission in Iraq during the Gulf War to take out mobile Scud launchers.
It is hard to believe that it has been 20 years since Bravo Two Zero was first released.
This revised and updated book by Andy McNab, tells the trials of the author as he is plans for deployment behind enemy lines in the first Gulf War, before being captured and tortured.
This book is not for the faint hearted.
While it is engaging it can be overwhelming as you experience the physical, emotional and mental trials of war.
The detailed account of McNab's torture and brutal beatings at the hand of the Iraqis is tough reading.
It is a graphic read that highlights the subtle defiance that elite soldiers make in the face of such terrible cruelty.
I enjoyed this book for a number of reasons, particularly the way it was written, by a gifted story-teller.
McNab is the kind of guy you want to hang out with, and listen to, because he tells a good story.
Title: Bravo Two Zero
Author: Andy McNab
Reviewer: Heath Henwood