David Blakeley

Nine males. 2,000 enemies. No back-up. No air aid. No rescue. No chance...

First in - the respectable motto of 1 of the British Army's smallest and so much secretive devices, sixteen Air attack Brigade's Pathfinder Platoon. Unofficially, they're the bastard son of the SAS. and prefer their opposite numbers in Hereford, the task of the Pathfinders is to function unseen and undetected deep in the back of enemy traces.

When British forces deployed to Iraq in 2003, Captain David Blakeley used to be given command of a reconnaissance undertaking of such serious value that it will possibly switch the process the battle. it is the tale of 9 males, working on my own and unsupported, fifty miles prior to a US Recon Marine increase and head directly right into a hornets nest, teeming with millions of heavily-armed enemy forces. this can be the 1st account of that outstanding undertaking - deserted by means of coalition command, left with out choice yet to struggle their approach out of the enemy's yard.

And it presents a gripping perception into the Pathfinders themselves, a shadowy unit, simply forty-five males powerful, that plies its alternate from the skies. informed to parachute in to enemy territory a long way past the ahead fringe of conflict - freefalling from excessive altitude respiring bottled oxygen and utilising the most recent skydiving know-how - the PF are unique.

Because of latest principles brought because the ebook of Bravo Zero, there were no first-hand debts of British targeted Forces waging modern day struggle for almost a decade. And no member of the Pathfinders has ever advised their tale prior to. in the past. Pathfinder is the single first-hand account of a UKSF undertaking to emerge for almost a iteration. And it may be the final.

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