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BOOK REVIEW: Bravo Two Zero

Bravo Two Zero: The Harrowing True Story of a Special Forces Patrol Behind the Lines in Iraq
Bravo Two-Zero by Andy McNab

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bravo Two Zero is a non fiction title about the events that happened in Iraq during an infiltration by the SAS squad Brave Two Zero. Their aim was to disrupt communication and also disable various SCUD launchers in the area. Within a few hours they are compromised and have to fight for survival.

The author Andy McNab is the sergeant of the squad and they are his responsibility. He tells the story from his point of view, but also shifts the viewpoint when he meets up with other members of the squad.

You can tell the author is from a military background as he doesn’t waffle on about the scenery too much, he just tells you what he needs to know to make a good review of the situation. He goes into good detail about the important things such as the planning process, the operation procedure, weapons and also the pain from the torture. This is my type of book telling none of that added fat that does nothing for the story.

This version of the book comes with photographs of weapons, vehicles and some of the members of the team who passed away. It also includes sketches of the various areas that the author was put into and also includes maps of Iraq and a detailed map of where they were located which adds interest to the book.

This is my 5th Andy McNab book and I loved it, I can’t wait to get hold of the sequel and will be reading through that very soon…

…and McNab welcome to being my favourite author.

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