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The One That Got Away

(1995)
My SAS Mission Behind Iraqi Lines
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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 is his story. Late on the evening of 24 January 1991 the patrol was compromised deep behind enemy lines in Iraq. A fierce fire-fight left the eight men miraculously unscathed, but they were forced to run for their lives. Their aim was to reach the Syrian border, 120 kilometres to the north-west, but during the first night the patrol accidentally broke into two groups, five and three. Chris Ryan found himself left with two companions. Nothing had prepared them for the vicious cold of the desert winter, and they began to suffer from hypothermia. During the night one of the men was to disappear in a blinding blizzard. The next day a goat-herd came across the two survivors. Chris's remaining partner, went with him in search of food and was never to return. Left on his own, Chris Ryan beat off an Iraqi attack and set out alone. His greatest adventure was only just beginning. This is the story of courage under fire, of hairbreadth escapes, of the best trained soldiers in the world fighting against adverse conditions, and of one man's courageous refusal to lie down and die.


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Hardback Editions

July 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: The One That Got Away (ISIS Large Print)
Author(s): Chris Ryan
ISBN: 0-7531-5144-8 / 978-0-7531-5144-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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July 1995 : UK Hardback
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Title: The One That Got Away
Author(s): Chris Ryan
ISBN: 0-7126-7616-3 / 978-0-7126-8697-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Paperback Editions

June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The One That Got Away
Author(s): Chris Ryan
ISBN: 0-09-955667-7 / 978-0-09-955667-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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November 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The One That Got Away - Junior edition
Author(s): Chris Ryan
ISBN: 1-84941-346-0 / 978-1-84941-346-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Red Fox
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April 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The One That Got Away: My SAS Mission Behind Enemy Lines (Potomac's Memories of War)
Author(s): Chris Ryan
ISBN: 1-59797-008-5 / 978-1-59797-008-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Potomac Books
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July 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The One That Got Away
Author(s): Chris Ryan
ISBN: 0-09-946015-7 / 978-0-09-946015-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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July 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The One That Got Away
Author(s): Chris Ryan
ISBN: 0-09-942754-0 / 978-0-09-942754-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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March 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: The One that Got Away
Author(s): Chris Ryan
ISBN: 1-57488-156-6 / 978-1-57488-156-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Potomac Books
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June 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: The One That Got Away
Author(s): Chris Ryan
ISBN: 0-09-964161-5 / 978-0-09-964161-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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November 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: One That Got away (Tpb Aus Only)
Author(s): Chris Ryan
ISBN: 0-7126-7735-6 / 978-0-7126-7735-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Audio Editions

July 1996 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The One That Got away
Author(s): Chris Ryan
ISBN: 0-7531-0067-3 / 978-0-7531-0067-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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July 1995 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The One That Got Away
Author(s): Chris Ryan, Paul McGann
ISBN: 1-85686-228-3 / 978-1-85686-228-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

May 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The One That Got Away
Author(s): Chris Ryan
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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March 1998 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The One that Got Away: My SAS Mission behind Enemy Lines
Author(s): Chris Ryan
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.
Availability: Amazon