The One That Got Away

by Chris Ryan

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The SAS mission conducted behind Iraqi lines is one of the most famous stories of courage and survival in modern warfare. Of the eight members of the SAS regiment who set off, only one escaped capture. This title tells his story.

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  • 9-11 years

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Title The One That Got Away
ISBN 9781409060321
Author by Chris Ryan
Publisher Random House
Imprint Cornerstone Digital
Publication Date 4 May 2009
Format EPUB
Number of Pages 416
Filesize 362.2 KB
Interest Age 9-11 years (9-11)
Language EN
NBS Text History: World & General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Category Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -
Special & Elite Forces
True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
Asian / Middle Eastern history: from c 1900 -
Other Warfare & Defence Issues
Battles & Campaigns
Civil War
Military History
History
All Adult Titles

Reviews

Packed with trademark technical detailing and gung-ho action

Author Biography

Chris Ryan was born in 1961 in a village near Newcastle. In 1984 he joined the SAS. During his ten years in the Regiment , he was involved in overt and covert operations and was also Sniper team commander of the anti-terrorist team. During the Gulf War, Chris was the only member of an eight-man team to escape from Iraq, of which three colleagues were killed and four captured. It was the longest escape and evasion in the history of the SAS. For this he was awarded the Military Medal. During Ryan's last two years in the Regiment he selected and trained potential SAS recruits, he left the SAS in 1994 and is now the author of many bestselling thrillers for adults, as well as the Alpha Force and Code Red series for younger readers.

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The SAS mission conducted behind Iraqi lines is one of the most famous stories of courage and survival in modern warfare. Of the eight members of the SAS regiment who set off, only one escaped capture. This title tells his story.

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