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Bravo Two Zero

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Bravo Two Zero was the call sign of an eight-man British Army Special Air Service (SAS) patrol, deployed into Iraq during the First Gulf War in January 1991. According to Chris Ryan's account, the patrol was given the task of gathering intelligence, finding a good lying-up position (LUP) and setting up an observation post (OP) on the Iraqi Main Supply Route (MSR) between Baghdad and North-Western Iraq; however, according to Andy McNab's account, the task was to find and destroy Iraqi Scud missile launchers along a 250 km (160 mi) stretch of the MSR.The patrol has been the subject of several books. Accounts in the first two books, one in 1993 by patrol commander Steven Mitchell (writing under the pseudonym Andy McNab), Bravo Two Zero, and the other in 1995 by Colin Armstrong (writing under the pseudonym Chris Ryan), The One That Got Away, do not always correspond with one another about the events. Both accounts also conflict with SAS's RSM at the time of the patrol, Peter Ratcliffe, in his 2000 memoir, Eye of the Storm. Another book by a member of the patrol, Mike Coburn, entitled Soldier Five, was published in 2004. 
Michael Asher, a former soldier with the SAS, went to Iraq and traced in person the route of the patrol and interviewed local Iraqi witnesses to its actions; afterward, he alleged that much of Mitchell's Bravo Two Zero and Armstrong's The One That Got Away were fabrication. His findings were published in a British television documentary filmed by Channel 4 Television, and in a 2002 book entitled The Real Bravo Two Zero. Both Armstrong and Mitchell reacted angrily to the documentary and Asher's conclusions.Mitchell was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his actions during the mission, whilst Armstrong and two other patrol members (Steven Lane and Robert Consiglio), were awarded the Military Medal.
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Bravo Two Zero

Book by Andy McNab

  • Desc: Bravo Two Zero is a 1993 book written under the pseudonym 'Andy McNab'. The book is a partially fictional account of an SAS patrol that becomes compromised while operating behind enemy lines in Iraq, in 1991.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bravo_Two_Zero_(novel)
  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 362.37

Soldier Five


  • Desc: Soldier Five – The Real Truth About the Bravo Two Zero Mission is the third book about the Bravo Two Zero mission during the Gulf War to have been written by a member of the eight-man patrol involved.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldier_Five
  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 336.72

Bravo Two Zero

Television miniseries

  • Desc: Bravo Two Zero is a 1999 two-hour television miniseries, based on the book of the same name by Andy McNab. The film covers real life events – from the perspective of Andy McNab, patrol commander of Bravo Two Zero, a British SAS patrol, tasked to find Iraqi Scud missile launchers during the Gulf War in 1991.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bravo_Two_Zero_(film)
  • Type: TVSeries, Thing
  • Result Score: 75.15

The One That Got Away

1996 film

  • Desc: The One That Got Away is a 1996 ITV television film directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Paul McGann. It is based on the book of the same name by Chris Ryan telling the true story of a Special Air Service patrol during the Gulf War in 1991.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_One_That_Got_Away_(1996_film)
  • Type: Movie, Thing
  • Result Score: 34.06

Bravo Two Zero

Song by Not in Portland

  • Type: MusicRecording, Thing
  • Result Score: 1.00
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