This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission ...
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This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission was to take out the scud missiles which Saddam Hussein was using to terrorize his enemies, as well as to sever strategic communication lines between Baghdad and North West Iraq. This top secret mission was called "Bravo Two Zero" and it was commanded by Sergeant Andy McNab. Of the eight who went out, only five returned. Dropped into "scud alley" carrying 210-pound packs, McNab and his men soon found themselves surrounded by Saddam's army. Their radios didn't work; the weather was brutally cold. And they had been spotted.Written by
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Reference is made to Breaker Morant. Breaker was a Australian Solider who was court-martialled and executed by the British commander in South Africa, Lord Kitchener, during the Boer War. Morant's famous last words before being shot were "Shoot straight, you bastards! Don't make a mess of it!". See more »
At approximately 36 mins, Andy checks a compass attached to his rifle. This would not happen as proximity to a mass of metal (such as a rifle or a steel helmet) could affect the reading due to magnetic interference. See more »
For Allied Forces in the Golf the preparation is over. The real battle, only days away. This relentless activity is a reminder that if final-hour diplomacy stumbles, then action against Iraq will be both certain and uncompromising. Saddam Hussein says it will be the mother of all battles. President Bush demanded that conflict must be swift and decisive.
President George H. W. Bush:
This will not be another Vietnam. This will not be a protracted, drawn-out war.
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This movie is one of the most realistic Military movies that I have ever seen. Of course there are the overly powerful grenades and M-72 Rocket Launchers, but other than small Hollywood type explosions this movie shows great detail about a military patrol from the weight of a Rucksack, to the drills used to break contact with the enemy, Section attacks, how to re-organize going into a defensive position. But what the movie captures the best is the interaction between the soldiers. For those of us who have been, or currently are, this movie captures the comradery, the sense of humour that is quite unique to the military, and most importantly the bond between each of us that drives us to not quit on each other.
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