Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab - Page 3




 
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January 28th, 2005  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: h


You can find more information on military from people in these sort of forums and chat rooms like Yahoo,MSN etc than you would in a book.

Insurgents use the net and gather very good information on the military.

A book won't make a difference any more than the net does
January 28th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
You got a point there.
Actually intel people from both sides surf the net to find information on each other. You know some branches in the DoD actually have people who's only sole job is to surf the web to look for information or "open source" intelligence.
January 29th, 2005  
Judas
 

Topic: Re: h


Quote:
Originally Posted by Anya1982
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?
Maybe the best way to report what happened was to write a fiction novel with some beefed up stories
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January 29th, 2005  
OutcastHuman
 
Its a real story just holywood decided to add a twist to it. My father has read this book and said it was Brilliant. Holywood does this to every story they get. They just add tidbits of action and information to try and make it better.
January 31st, 2005  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: hhhh??


it is a british film not hollywood
January 31st, 2005  
RnderSafe
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by OutcastHuman
Its a real story just holywood decided to add a twist to it. My father has read this book and said it was Brilliant. Holywood does this to every story they get. They just add tidbits of action and information to try and make it better.
Hollywood did not add spin to McNab's book, McNab made up his own spin. It made him a lot of money, generated a lot of publicity for the SAS, and proved to be an enjoyable fiction piece. So, while not really true, it wasn't completely negative.