The No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling modern classic: A Bravo Two Zero for the Second Gulf War. They were branded as cowards and accused of being the British Special Forces Squadron that ran away from the Iraqis. But nothing could be further from the truth. Ten years on, the story of these sixty men can finally be told.
In March 2003 M Squadron - an SBS unit with SAS embeds - was sent 1,000 kilometres behind enemy lines on a true mission impossible, to take the surrender of the 100,000-strong Iraqi Army 5th Corps. From the very start their tasking earned the nickname 'Operation No Return'. Caught in a ferocious ambush by thousands of die-hard fanatics from Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen, plus the awesome firepower of the 5th Corps' heavy armour, and with eight of their vehicles bogged in Iraqi swamps, M Squadron launched a desperate bid to escape, inflicting massive damage on their enemies. Running low on fuel and ammunition, outnumbered, outmanoeuvred and outgunned, the elite operators destroyed sensitive kit and prepared for death or capture as the Iraqis closed their deadly trap.
Zero Six Bravo recounts in vivid and compelling detail the most desperate battle fought by British and allied Special Forces trapped behind enemy lines since World War Two. It is a classic account of elite soldiering that ranks with Bravo Two Zero and the very greatest Special Forces missions of our time.
©2013 Damien Lewis (P)2014 WF Howes Ltd
"One of the most remarkable stories in the history of special forces' operations" (Daily Express)"One of the best accounts of a behind-enemy-lines mission ever" (Phil Campion, ex-SAS and author of Born Fearless)"Sixty special forces against 100,000 - a feat of British arms to take the breath away" (Frederick Forsyth)
If you're a fan of military non-fiction, this fast-paced, action- packed true story will get you hooked. Interlaced with stories about other missions, the seemingly impossible mission the SBS Squadron are tasked with progresses quickly with ever-increasing desperate situations. The enemy is relentless in their attacks, the terrain is inhospitable and the support from allied forces is woeful, meaning this mission has all the hallmarks of a classic Special Forces operation deep behind enemy lines and makes for a breathtaking read. The narrator has a captivating voice which draws you in deeper with each chapter. Highly recommended.
"Not what I really expected"
A story that seems to be dragged out unnecessarily. Always good to see the behind the scenes tenacity and dedication of the Armed Forces but the overall tenet of the story gets stretched to fill the pages. It isn't helped by the narrator who really needs to master his accents. Slipping from a Dick Van Dyke style attempt at a gritty working class to an overly camp and effete upper crust stereotype. Worth the listen for the overall tale but not one to shout about.
"SAS at their best"
Michael Ferner can not perform with an american accent. So either acting lessons or a new narrator!
Great story, as ever left in absolute aw for our special service guys who are truly remarkable with what they do for our country on a daily basis, and their supreme lack of fear. Definitely buy.
Not as entertaining as a first hand accounts like Lone Survivor and American Sniper, due to it being put together by a reporter, but just as riveting!!
"Amazing story, superbly narrated."
Starts well, picks up speed then is unstoppable!
I could not stop listening!
"great read could not put it down"
yes already have
bravo two zero
mission of no return
i found this a gripping read made all the better knowing it was based on true facts
Better than Bravo Two Zero...if you liked that, you'll love this. An adrenalin fuelled, tip roaring read.
Takes you to the thick of the action, thoroughly enjoyed it. I just couldn't stop listening. Thoroughly recommend to anyone interested in military tales.
Narrator also fantastic.
"Gripping account of a special forces op"
Truly gripping read and account of special forces and an hugely dangerous and risky operation that goes badly wrong due to no fault of their own.
When they first are engaged by the Iraq's it amazing as you see their training kicking in as they fight for their lives
Ver y good narator
Fight & run, fight & run..... stay alive!
Thrilling, gripping and well read.
Dude, typical american :)
When the soldiers were stuck in the waddie of death.
Well worth listening too, gives a good insight of what our troops actually have to face. Bit of a wake up call for those who think that our lads and lasses have it easy.
"Without question the worst purchase from Audible"
barely credible story which makes it all the more remarkable given how dreary the whole things is. I have to say the narrator seems utterly uninterested in and unc Nvinced bythe storyline and his lack of enthusiasm is perfectly pitched for this trash
Absolutely. Never again
Don't sell fiction as fact, get a narrator who is at least remotely interested in the story or a good enough actor that he can convince his listeners that he is not half asleep.
This was a major mistake on my part. A waste of money. I trusted the generally position be reviews on this site so perhaps my wholehearted dislike of this book is my own issue. Nevertheless I cannot recommend this book to anyone else.
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