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Eight soldiers from the Britain’s Special Air Service flew deep into northwestern Iraq on the night of January 22nd, 1991. Their callsign was Bravo Two Zero. Their mission was to destroy the SCUD missiles Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was using against Israel. A young goat herder stumbled across the patrol after it was on the ground for less than a day. With their cover blown and no way to call for help, the eight solders attempted to fight their way more than 100 miles across the desert to Syria. Only one made it. This book was written by Bravo Two Zero’s patrol leader and tells the story of what happened.