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Powerful, gripping and harrowing.
on 26 October 2012
Ok, this book is fantastic! These guys went through seven weeks of absolute hell and this book captures every moment of it in graphic detail - from the beatings to their own private thoughts and feelings. Each man tells his own side to the story based on his own experience and it makes for a rivetting read. The book doesn't just cover their mission and capture. It starts off giving you a very detailed description of RAF life, both on a personal and professional level, often with the use of humour. You get a good few laughs out of this too. But it's a rollercoaster ride, leaving you laughing one moment and feeling their anguish and torment under such adverse and hostile conditions the next. How these guys managed to cling onto their sanity in that Iraqi hell hole is beyond me. This was well worth the purchase and I'm almost finished it, but I'll be reading it again and again. A brilliant book, co-authored by two extremely brave men! (with a few contributions by John Peters wife, Helen).