Bravo two zero




 
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Boots
 
December 19th, 2004  
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Topic: Bravo two zero


A week ago I started a thread asking are there any films about the British SAS. One of the answers was Andy McNab's Bravo two zero starring sean bean, I have ordered the dvd version and I will get in a few days but while I am waiting I did be more research about the Bravo two zero mission and there seems to three books about the Bravo two zero mission:

Andy McNab's Bravo Two-Zero

Chris ryan's The One That Got Away

Michael Asher 's The Real "Bravo Two Zero": The Truth Behind "Bravo Two Zero"

Out of curiousity has anyone read any of the books or all three books? Which is the best one to read? Which is the most truthful?
December 19th, 2004  
Sea_Cadet
 
Bravo Two Zero was a good movie, too bad it didn't do so well here in the states, it being a british production... I noticed you boys make nice films over there on that island.
December 19th, 2004  
Locke
 
 
i have read "the real bravo two zero" but i haven't read the original, which in retrospect was a mistake, because now i dont think i will be able to read the original and believe it, because he seems to comprehensively refute a lot of what he says mcnab claims
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December 19th, 2004  
devilwasp
 
Have to go with locke here, i do have chris ryans one ( i think) but i dont think i can believe it.
December 19th, 2004  
AussieNick
 
Nice bit of fiction reading there. I've read them all, not worth a grain of salt for historical accuracy, but for entertainment, go for it.
December 19th, 2004  
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Originally Posted by AussieNick
Nice bit of fiction reading there. I've read them all, not worth a grain of salt for historical accuracy, but for entertainment, go for it.
which one? all of them
December 19th, 2004  
AussieNick
 
Sorry, should have been more clear in my post. Now that I re-read it, I see it makes no sense. I've read them all, and the Andy McNab publication is a bit.... um.... naff.
December 19th, 2004  
beardo
 
The real bravo two zero is supposedly the truth

mcnabs and ryans contradict each other on quite a few points:

McNab: ''I got back to the LUP and walked up to the stag with my weapon held out like a cross''

Ryan: ''Andy was bollocking Vince for falling asleep on Stag''

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McNab: ''We didnt use slings. Why would you want a weapon strapped to you?''

Ryan'' We put the slings over our heads and carried on walking''
December 19th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Yeah that is pretty weird...
December 19th, 2004  
KJ
 
 
AussieNick,

Haven´t there been quite the ruckus about a former member of "Group" down your way who thought about publishing something?

Last I heard of it was that the military was stopping publication due to classified subjects, but he was going to fight it..

Anyways..
IMHO these books are all shait.
You can never explain to someone who has never BTDT how it was or what it was like.
If you want to know, enlist or get commisioned.
Work hard towards your goal and find out first hand what life in these units are all about.
If you got what it takes maybe one day you will be the one with the intel..
Then YOU can make a decision if you want to try and share it with someone who have never done shit..

Just some personal thoughts on this subject.

//KJ