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There were three patrols that fateful January 1991 morning: Bravo One Zero, Bravo Two Zero and Bravo Three Zero. It was the opening hours of the Gulf War, and the SAS were flown deep behind enemy lines to hunt down Saddam's Scud missiles, the use of which threatened a Third World War.

The men of Bravo One Zero stepped off the chopper, took one look at the flat desert devoid of any cover and decided no way were they deploying into all of that. But Andy NcNab's famed Bravo Two Zero patrol did deploy, with fatal results - all bar one being captured or killed.

And then there was Bravo Three Zero. These men were different. Thought differently. Acted differently. Treating as gospel the SAS's saying 'any fool can be uncomfortable', they deployed with vehicles, and while there was nowhere to hide, they could make a dash for the border if desperate.

Even as warnings came in that McNab's patrol was on the run, Bravo Three Zero remained undetected - the furthest Coalition forces behind Iraqi lines. Slipping through enemy positions, a string of targets were taken out. But with the desert turning bitter and snow starting to fall, they were forced to fight a running battle against the elements as much as the enemy.

Though overshadowed by the fate of Bravo Two Zero, the achievements of this highly decorated patrol are the stuff of elite forces legend. Now, for the first time, SAS veteran Des Powell reveals their story in gritty, blow-by-blow detail. Written with acclaimed military author Damien Lewis, this is a tale of edge-of-the seat daring deep inside enemy lands. Brutal, savage, unrelenting - prepare to be blown away, in a tale that proves utterly the SAS motto - who dares wins

©2021 Omega Ventures Limited and Derek Powell (P)2021 Quercus Editions Limited

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  • Ole
  • 02-11-21

great story

loved the story...but there are two or three small issues with the sound skipping but overall a great read

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  • conan smythe
  • 10-11-21

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Excellent book from a true Sheffield steel city bloke.
Total respect for all them lads

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  • Mark Rooke
  • 06-11-21

An epic read.

A first class account of their epic mission. Well worth a read. I listened via Audible with Des narrating it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-21

Definitely worth a read/listen!

After reading bravo two zero I had to give this a go. Amazing stories and great story teller. 100% recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-11-21

Not even finished this yet- but bloody brilliant

Not even finished it , but the story, details with the grit of it coming from the man himself as opposed to being narrated by someone else is brilliant. Makes it a really great listen and really interesting story. Well worth it!

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  • Robert Millar
  • 05-11-21

Fantastic book

Typical British military, ill-equipped and ill-informed yet getting the job done in style (rag order). What an adventure this book is, join Des and the Bravo Three Zero patrol as they try to prevent world war 3, Des having almost started it two times previous, I cannot recommend it enough.

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  • MILLAR
  • 04-11-21

Amazing story

What a fantastic story with a great insight into the mission and info regarding the other Bravo missions. Amazing bravery that our SAS guys still went into war even with the wrong clothing, wrong vehicles, weapons and limited ammo due to poor intelligence and logistics. Thank you to you Dee and all the other SAS soldiers. Huge respect for you all!

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  • Smartie
  • 04-11-21

A story that demands to be told.

A very good account read by the man himself of the realities of being at the sharp end. I think the SAS are victims in a sense of their own success so much so that the UKGOV don’t give them the funding that they really deserve because they know the regiment will get the job done. We see this in another front line ‘the health service’ also.
But enough politics, the truth is this is one man’s personal account told in a respectful way to all concerned of the courage, fear and complete conviction that a good job will get done for the UK for them and for their families so we may live securely and safely. Well done.

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  • nicki
  • 03-11-21

Would have been fantastic 30 years ago

Good story but why write another SAS book where you can don’t actually name places, people and tactics. The narrator was very dull and monotone plus his northern accent saying certain repetitive words (especially pinkie and dinkie) grated on me!! With recent Iraq / Afghanistan books available, I personally wouldn’t bother losing nearly 11 hours of your life.

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  • Dustyfox
  • 03-11-21

Very good book

Listen to this within 2 days. Very gripping stuff and really interesting to hear some of Des’s accounts from the gulf.

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  • Phillip Jeans
  • 31-10-21

Brilliant

An incredible account of a mission that possibly averted WW3. Carried out with duff equipment and no support due to a simple radio signal error which was unbelievable, but these guys completed their mission successfully through sheer bravery, determination and a sense of duty, the true British spirit. When will our government start to provide our military with the very best support and equipment it deserves as without these men & women who fight for freedom and democracy and put their own lives on the line we the people would not enjoy the security and freedoms we have to allow us to build the lives we choose.
We owe them so much past and present.
Also the same credit goes to Damien Lewis for bringing these important accounts to our attention.
We are forever in indebted.

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  • Vicki W
  • 19-12-21

Gripping

Just goes to show what these guys are capable of against the odds. I’m really glad they’re on our side.
A real well written account of a harrowing 9 days behind enemy lines in Iraq.
Immensely readable Five stars all the way

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-12-21

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The book is a fantastic insight into the Bravo patrols. To say that they were poorly equipped and let down by incorrect communication information is an understatement, yet showed great personal courage and fortitude to complete the mission. Great listen.