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Operation Barras

the SAS rescue mission, Sierra Leone 2000

by Fowler, Will

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Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sierra Leone,
  • Sierra Leone.
    • Subjects:
    • Great Britain. Army. Special Air Service,
    • Search and rescue operations -- Sierra Leone,
    • Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991-

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-214).

      StatementWilliam Fowler.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT516.826 .F68 2004
      The Physical Object
      Pagination214 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages214
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3370108M
      ISBN 100297846280
      LC Control Number2004445687
      OCLC/WorldCa55117381

      Two four-man SAS reconnaissance patrols were inserted by boat into the villages where they provided key information about the location of the hostages and the routines, if any, of the frequently stoned and extremely volatile West Side Boys. These men know that when they pile off this chopper, all normal rules and values in life will have disappeared. Fordham visited the men shortly after the operation and stated "they looked remarkably well considering the ordeal they had been through" and described them as being "physically and mentally exhausted". Some were likely on drugs or believed that they were protected by magical amulets. They have become as one now, a single fighting machine - a living, breathing, deadly animal of war. Each man will then exist in a totally new space, where if he does not do his job right he knows that he will end up dead.

      He chooses simply to We're going in for REAL this time. Bythe country had been consumed by a civil war which had begun in Unlike many other SAS authors, Asher pays a great deal of attention to the human story. If there is other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on the other images used on this page. Each man will then exist in a totally new space, where if he does not do his job right he knows that he will end up dead.

      The book is a fascinating and compelling insight into the men of the LRDG and much is revealed in the tale's telling of both their tactics and their character. At Hastings, the paras focused on live firing exercises and rehearsed various scenarios in a scale replica of Magbeni which had been constructed at the camp. Less than 20 minutes after the arrival of the SAS, the remaining members of the Royal Irish patrol, including Bangura, had been evacuated from the area. We are jumping into a crocodile infested swamp. And woe betides any of the fuckers who don't get out of our way.


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Operation Barras book

The village was completely secure by and the paras secured the approaches with Claymore mines and mortars positioned to prevent a counter-attack, while a detachment destroyed the remaining vehicles and heavy weapons including the Bedford lorry which had blocked the Royal Irish patrol.

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Fordham, who had been leading the negotiations, telephoned the West Side Boys and was able to establish that the captive soldiers were alive, and the final orders were issued in the evening of 9 September. There are a series of flashes and loud explosions from inside the building, smoke billowing from the open doorway, followed by the controlled Operation Barras book of gunfire.

The UK troops are portrayed as exceptionally well trained and committed fighting men, rather than as the supermen of media hyperbole. The last British soldiers left the area at approximately The six-man hostage rescue team hits the ground running, and they race for the hostage house, yelling and kicking in the front door as they do so.

Both the report from the Sierra Leone and the Iranian Embassy Seige puts the message across strongly that the SAS, if called in, will not take any prisoners.

In seconds, they're in. They alert us when OverDrive services are not working as expected. The men are being thrown from side to side as each speeding machine follows the contours of the riverbed, hugging its twisting course through the trees.

Within seconds, Sierra One and Sierra Two are across the scrub at the edge of the village and 'flaring out' over the buildings, the pilots searching below them for their specific Landing Zones LZs and the rope down points.

Others follow in a similar state of undress, and equally ill prepared to repulse the assault. Anyone can edit the article, just be encyclopaedic and use reliable citations. To learn more about how we use and protect your data, please see our privacy policy.

It was only at this point, and after all mobile telephones had been confiscated to ensure operational security, [note 3] that the entire company was briefed on the operation that was being planned. Required Cookies These cookies allow you to explore OverDrive services and use our core features.

Another twelve soldiers were injured, one seriously. The planning group decided that the overland approach would not allow troops to enter the village undetected, largely due to the West Side Boys' roadblocks on the road into the village, and that insertion from Rokel Creek was not feasible for large numbers of troops due to the sandbanks and powerful currents in the river.This book chronicles the story of the single most daring Special Forces operation since World War Two - Operation Barras; the attempted rescue by the SAS of the British Forces who were being held captive by guerrilla gang the West Side Boys in the Sierra Leone jungle.

Operation Barras book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In September eleven British soldiers were captured by a notorious mi /5(34). Oct 12,  · History Book Reviews; History DVD Reviews; Articles. Ancient History & Civilisation.

Operation Barras 12 October By Jim Keys. Tweet. Page 2 of 2. By the 5th of September, the British press were speculating that an operation would be launched to free the remaining hostages and reported the next day that British forces had arrived in.

Sep 10,  · Operation Barras was the name given to a hostage rescue operation by the British Special Air Service, Special Boat Service, and Parachute Regiment in Sierra Leone on 10 September The men on the ground nicknamed the dangerous mission 'Operation Certain Death'.

[4]Location: Occra Hills, Sierra Leone. Barras - Film.

Certain Death in Sierra Leone

1, likes. Upcoming film of the extraordinary true story of Operation hildebrandsguld.comers: K. Sep 28,  · Sean Naylor, a reporter for the Army Times, has written a gripping and thought-provoking tale of how the deployment of military force can go terribly wrong despite application of the much-heralded American strengths of information dominance, precision application of force enhanced by information dominance, and special operations forces that can direct and apply precise force.