A couple of years back I read a Wikipedia article about a UK special forces mission. After a series of bad decisions, most of the crew got killed. I would like to be able to give these events as an example for severe tactical mistakes. However, I do not remember the details of the actual mission.
I seem to recall that the mission went something along these lines:
- Helicopter insertion.
- Radio turns out not to work, as no one checked the equipment before departure.
- First bad decision: do not take motor vehicles, but proceed on foot, despite very heavy equipment(~100 kg per person).
- Encounter with a shepherd. Overreaction.
- Encounter with a bulldozer. Overreaction.
After the last incident they are spotted and begin to flee the country. However, the group separates into two separate groups, and I think only two men survive. I believe there is also a book that was written by one of the survivors.
Does anyone know where I can find information on this mission or perhaps the name of the survivor(s) and the book that was written as a result?