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by W Pearson

  • ISBN: 071813639X
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: W Pearson
  • Subcategory: Professionals & Academics
  • Other formats: lit lrf rtf azw
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BCA; Book Club ed. edition (1992)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • FB2 size: 1838 kb
  • EPUB size: 1674 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 977
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Tornado Down Hardcover – 1992. by W Pearson (Author). Tornado Down" confirmed something I'd always felt from back then, that the Iraqis probably had it especially in for the Kuwaiti and sure enough, he got some extra beatings.

Tornado Down Hardcover – 1992. But he was also the only POW in the group who could speak Arabic and so when he had the chance, he would inform the others about what the Iraqis were saying or what was being broadcast over Iraqi radio.

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In Tornado Down, John Peters and John Nichol tell the incredible story of their part in the war against Saddam Hussien's regime. John Nichol, John Peters, William Pearson. Penguin Books Ltd. Date of Publication. It is a brave and shocking and totally honest story: a story about war and its effects on the hearts and minds of men. Author Biography.

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Books : TORNADO DOWN: THE CENTENARY COLLECTION In 1918, the RAF was established as the world's first independent air force. To mark the 100th anniversary of its creation, Penguin are publishing the Centenary Collection, a series of six classic books highlighting the skill, heroism esprit de corps that have characterised the Royal Air Force throughout its first century. In Tornado Down, John Peters and John Nichol tell the incredible story of their part in the war against Saddam Hussien's regime. John Nichol, William Pearson, John Peters.


Reviews about Tornado Down (7):
Bele
I've read a lot of memoirs by former POWs but always Americans. This is the first such book by British POWs I've read and it was very enjoyable. There's a good deal of dry British humor in the book which made it quite entertaining. Peters and Nichol underwent some brutal mistreatment by the Iraqis and did what they had to do to come out the other side. While they broke under torture, neither of them gave the Iraqis any really relevant information, it appears mainly because the Iraqis were too dumb to ask anything important. The biggest goal would be to get through the first couple of days of capture so the people back at the base can get the radio frequencies and other code information changed so when the pilots did compromise anything, it was just useless for the enemy.

I was struck also by how dumb the Iraqis would be. All of the POWs were American or British with the exception of two Italian flyers and a Kuwaiti air force officer, Muhammed Mubarek. "Tornado Down" confirmed something I'd always felt from back then, that the Iraqis probably had it especially in for the Kuwaiti and sure enough, he got some extra beatings. But he was also the only POW in the group who could speak Arabic and so when he had the chance, he would inform the others about what the Iraqis were saying or what was being broadcast over Iraqi radio. Nichol said that Mubarak was a godsend to the other POWs because of his language ability. The Iraqis should've realized that and never let Mubarek be anywhere near the other POWs. Only proof that they're real interest was in meting out cruelty, not trying to glean any real intelligence from the POWs. "Tornado Down" is well worth reading.
Still In Mind
This was a great read, I read it in 2 days as I just didn't want to put it down. Would be good for anyone interested in Gulf War, POWs and there's even a bit of info on the planes. I really liked how both authors were able to tell their story in a way that, whilst leaving a little to the imagination, left the reader feeling as though they knew what was going on in their cell, etc. Written with feeling by both authors, poor guys! Has left me wanting to read more 'testimonials' of the time. Also very interesting to read together with literature from the 2nd Gulf War and the war on terror. Well worth it, have read it multiple times since.
Swiang
The ordeal of these men should be read by everyone! Their experience puts into perspective what a bad day really is. It is written with honesty and humility, and shows what servicemen may go through at the hands of barbaric enemies. The British lingo may sometimes throw the reader off but at the same time makes it stand out from such events experienced and written about by American flyers. A great read and hard to put down.
Tam
A true hereos story of men who have put their lives on the line. A brutually honest and open recollection of events that would read like the plot of a movie. Well written, no hype just reality, human frailty and belief.
A must read.
Doukasa
Great read. Couldn't put it down!
Captain America
This is the well written account of the First Gulf War work-up period of a typical RAF Tornado crew, their shoot down over Iraq and the following time spent as a POW. They were part of the very publicized TV appearance staged by Saddam's regime, showing the very apparent signs of mistreatment and torture by their captors.

The book is written in an easy language with a fast pace, giving some interesting insights well beyond the main subject, which is of course their time as POWs. While no literary masterpiece, it succeeds in catching the reader's attention from the beginning, and there is no real getaway from confronting the sad history about their brutal treatment by the Iraqi forces. Each of the crew members gives an alternate view in each chapter, thus presenting an interesting comparison between their perceptions and experiences.

Overall, this is an interesting addition to any aviation enthusiast's library, particularly considering the special circumstances these two aviators had to endure and the rather little available literature about the RAF's participation in the First Gulf War - recommended.
Fohuginn
A well written book made great reading.The author told it exactly how events happened, no over the top rubbish. Would recommend to friends.

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