Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab - Page 2




 
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January 13th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
Try to do a google search for it, or read The Real "Bravo Two Zero": The Truth Behind "Bravo Two Zero" and "soldier five" or even "the one that got away" and see if you still think that everything McNab wrote was the thruth..
January 13th, 2005  
RnderSafe
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by beardo
most of it is true
Very little. If it were, then it probably wouldn't have sold as well as it did.

In my opinion, it's still a good book - and I would recommend it to others with the understanding that it is not a "true to life" account of the events.

Up to our asses in crocodiles is more interesting than being mid-calf in alligators.
January 20th, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
Yeah... There are two books that disprove it (that I know of)
1. The Real Bravo 2 0 : This book was written by a former SAS TA soldier who has also lived with the Bedouin people for two yeahs and is fluent in Arabic... He follow the actual route of the patrol and talks to eye witnesses. It's a really good read.

2. The Eye Of the Storm : This book was Written By Peter (Billy) Radcliffe, the Former RSM of the SAS, who was in Iraq when Bravo 2 0 was sent out... In my opinion a must read.
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January 25th, 2005  
Mickalos
 
Well, in my opinion Michael Asher is a sorry excuse for a soldier trying to inflate his self image, expecially in the TV show he made about his book. Anyone who has seen it must agree that all of that stuff with the phillips family and the can of guiness was total drivel. In my humble opinion both bravo two zero and expecially the one that got away contain slight descrepencies, but the real bravo two zero is a slanderous pack of lies. If anyone is interested in bravo two zero then Mike coburn's "soldier five" is the most likely story I've come across. It's a first hand account of the mission unlike asher's tactic of walking into the desert with his Baathist minders and asking the first Iraqis he sees.
January 27th, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
Well... The Real Bravo 2 0 is in agreement for the most part with Peter Ratcliffs, "The Eye Of The Storm" I tend to believe the former RSM of the SAS... And in turn Believe Michael Asher.
I have not read Soldier Five, but I plan on it as soon as I can find it.
January 27th, 2005  
Anya1982
 
 

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The book was ok the film on other hand is brilliant.

And its mostly true. about 20% of the story has been changed for obv. reasons but 80% of that story is true.

Due to this, there was a major court case against Andy Macnab to what he revealed to the public. The government went spare.

So now when you leave the military you have to sign an agreement that for 10yrs you are not allowed to repeat anything military wise to news papers/news or make a book.

Social life etc yes but operations no.

I know some one who Knows one of the acclaimed in this story and well lets say, if you think this story is BS, do what you want.

In end these books are from the side of different people. Considering they all got split up at some point their stories won't fully match.
They were there you weren't so how are you to know what is truth?

Leave it be, whats done is done. People lost a husband/son/father/brother during hteir mission so why argue what happened in their life?
January 27th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
He even markeded "Immediate Action" (which I read) by actually putting "THE BOOK THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TRIED TO STOP!" on the front cover.
January 27th, 2005  
Anya1982
 
 

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Thats because the government did try to stop the book
January 27th, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
Yeah but the main reason for The Real Bravo 2 0 was to Clear One of the soldiers names... In Ryans book, he talks about Vince being cowardly and unable to work with the others, The Real Bravo 2 0 try's to clear that up.
January 28th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 

Topic: Re: yep


Quote:
Originally Posted by Anya1982
Thats because the government did try to stop the book
For a very good reason, no doubt.
I hate to say this but every time one of these books come out, it puts those in active duty now at further risk.