Bravo Two Zero (TV)
- Original title
Bravo Two Zero (TV)
- Running time
- 115 min.
- United Kingdom
Troy Kennedy-Martin (Book: Andy McNab)
Ron Senior Jr.,
Co-production UK-South Africa; British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) / Distant Horizon / Icon Entertainment International / Videovision Entertainment
Adventure. War. Thriller | Gulf War. TV Movie
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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. For the SAS, the Bravo Two Zero patrol has always been seen with mixed feelings. On one hand, its most famous ever action is a tale of remarkable endurance and heroism; on the other hand, only one of the eight-man patrol managed to escape death or capture (as told in The One That Got Away by Chris Ryan.)
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