The One that Got Away: My SAS Mission behind Enemy Lines

The One that Got Away: My SAS Mission behind Enemy Lines

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by Chris Ryan
     
 

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The British Army's Special Air Service is one of the world's premier special operations units. During the Gulf War, deep behind Iraqi lines, an SAS team was compromised. A fierce firefight ensued, and the eight men were forced to run for their lives. Only one, Chris Ryan, escaped capture or death, and he did it by walking nearly 180 miles through the desert for

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The British Army's Special Air Service is one of the world's premier special operations units. During the Gulf War, deep behind Iraqi lines, an SAS team was compromised. A fierce firefight ensued, and the eight men were forced to run for their lives. Only one, Chris Ryan, escaped capture or death, and he did it by walking nearly 180 miles through the desert for seven days and eight nights. This story features extraordinary courage under fire, narrow escapes, a battle against the most adverse physical conditions, and, above all, of one man's courageous refusal to lie down and die.

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"A thrill-a-minute story of terror, hardship, heroism, bravery, and sheer guts."

"Raw and brutal."

"Chris Ryan is tough. More than just tough, he has a strength of spirit which has proved unbreakable."

"Must rank with the great escape stories of modern military history."

"Must rank with the great escape stories of modern military history."

"You have personally made SAS history."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574881561
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
03/31/1998
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
763,961
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Chris Ryan was awarded England’s Military Medal for his Gulf War service. He lives in the south of England.

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The One That Got Away: My SAS Mission Behind Enemy Lines 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
treemendous1 More than 1 year ago
Another one of Chris Ryan's detailed accounts of move and counter move. My 3rd Chris Ryan book. I intend to read all of them. I just read my first two SAS books while in Italy. They kept my attention even through the earthquake.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Listen, no one can say that this isn't an unbelievable story. It is. But I don't think it is exceptionally well written. Even more importantly, I don't like the tone. Chris portrays himself as a superhero amongst idiots and/or those without his will and desire. I found that hard to believe -- these are SAS soliders he's talking about, a pretty elite bunch. I also took his 'candor' as demeaning to the rest of the patrol. Put yourself in Andy McNab's or Vince's shoes when you read this, or better yet the shoes of their friends and family. I found it to be overly unprofessional, and hard to believe. Read BRAVO TWO ZERO by Andy McNab. It's very well written, and it's professional. For those of you who don't know, Andy was one the members of the patrol that was tortured for keeping his mouth shut so that Chris could make it to the border. Those guys that were tortured and remained silent, they're the REAL Heros.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had never heard of Chris Ryan but listened to an interview on a radio station in Spain and was fascinated,attended the book signing,met him, read the book,will never forget the impact he made. A five star man.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW This is my favorite book ever. I have read it 12 time cover to cover in on month. It's amazing the pain you can fell with out being there. Chris Ryan is a wonderful writer and is very lucky. Highly Recomended 5 sheepdogs(out of 5)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book shows that even after dumping all of their equipment besides what they stand in, and they are split up and and on their own, the SAS are so well trained they can stand up, fight, dare and win. This is one of the best books I have ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this book a couple of times, It is very blunt at times and gives you insight as to what it must have been like for Chris Ryan on the run for so long and over so much terrain. It is amazing, the proffesionalism of the soldiers in that unit, to still observe all of their disciplines in such circumstances.
Guest More than 1 year ago
However u look at it , its a brilliant book wrote by a brilliant man , it just shows how well the sas train and how they are THE BEST .