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I wouldn't normally be very attracted to a book about fast jets but this is a story of human frailty, endurance and the will to survive. And what really endeared me to this book was the honesty. As air crew in a Tornado these guys were at the top of their game, very skilled and confident. But having ejected from their little world of technology they find themselves alone, in enemy territory and very soon they are captured. What follows is a very personal account of their encounter with the brutality of war.
I loved the humour that peppered the story, it never seemed forced, just there as it sometimes in in even the most dire moments. There is a description of the men's pathetic attempt to hide their presence in the desert after they have ejected. I think it's John Nichol who describes how they left a trail with their parachutes that seemed to be saying 'enemy officers - this way!'
There is also a very telling moment much later when both men have gone through interrogation and are in prison . John Peters hears a cry ring out and realises the guards are coming for John Nichol for some misdemeanour. John Peters says he felt for his friend but his overiding feeling was that he was relieved they were not coming for him. These prisoners were not gung-ho film stars but people living in fear of their lives.
The story is told from both men's viewpoint and from Peters' wife who talks about what it was like to be at home waiting and not knowing.
A story that has stayed with me for a long time.
Author of - The Palaver Tree
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I couldn't put this book down! The elaboration on their capture is scary but intriguing at the same time! I'm glad you guys made it back in one piece!Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book was truly captivating, I could not put it down. It has emotion of all kinds. These guys went through so much, it shows the determination of the human spirit. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jennifer R
Brilliant account of these brave British servicemens treatment by the hands of there Iraqi captors.Published 16 months ago by David Griffiths
Brilliant biography by wonderful writer, John Nichol. Tragic and emotional read. I remember following this news story on Sky News and could tell how tortured these two men had been... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Joy Walker
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