On Wings of Eagles

On Wings of Eagles

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When Ross Perot, millionaire head of the Dallas-based company EDS, discovered that two of his key men had been jailed in Iran, he turned to the one person who could help. Colonel 'Bull' Simons, famed World War II and Vietnam commando, agreed to do what the US government would not - go in and get the men out. On Wings of Eagles is the gripping account of an incredible real-life rescue carried out by a Green Beret colonel and a group of corporate executives who were hastily trained to form a fighting team. In this extraordinary story Ken Follett weaves together a secret penetration of a highly dangerous territory, a dramatic jailbreak, and a harrowing overland escape to the Turkish border - made all the more extraordinary by the fact that it is true.Schweback and Sculley, playing the parts of Paul and Bill, sometimes acted sick and had to be carried up the ladder and over the fence. The advantage ... They practised with the Walther PPKs at the Garland Public Shooting Range. They told anbsp;...

Title:On Wings of Eagles
Author:Ken Follett
Publisher:Pan Macmillan - 2011-04-01


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