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Major Phil Ashby already had a reputation for surviving scrapes, where others would - and did - break bones and worse. That luck, however, appeared to have run out in May 2000, when he was working for the UN, disarming brutalized rebels in war-ravaged Sierra Leone.

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Philip James Conyers Ashby QGM (born 1970) is a former Royal Marines commando officer, notable for his escape and evasion in the jungles of Sierra Leone in 2000.

Philip James Conyers Ashby QGM (born 1970) is a former Royal Marines commando officer, notable for his escape and evasion in the jungles of Sierra Leone in 2000. Ashby was brought up in Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland, the son of a Royal Navy officer based at HMNB Clyde, and educated at Glenalmond College on a scholarship. While in school he started rock climbing.

Instead Ashby took the decision to die quickly rather than slowly by attempting to escape through the rebel lines. Somehow he led his three colleagues on a daring, dramatic and heart-stopping escape through hostile jungle. They were vastly outnumbered. He was awarded the Queen's Gallantry medal for his actions. Books by Philip Ashby.

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By 1990, Sierra Leone, once hailed as the 'Athens of West Africa', had degenerated into a savage battlefield . Among the hostages was Phil Ashby. Miles from civilization, with no rescue in sight, Ashby and three of his men knew that their fate was up to them alone

By 1990, Sierra Leone, once hailed as the 'Athens of West Africa', had degenerated into a savage battlefield, overtaken by rebel forces in a devastating civil war. Assigned to spearhead the mission as UN peacekeeper was Major Phil Ashby. Miles from civilization, with no rescue in sight, Ashby and three of his men knew that their fate was up to them alone. Lost deep inside the rebels' heartland, unarmed, and outnumbered 20-to-1, Ashby devised a plan to escape from the hostile jungles that would test fate and challenge all reason. They should have been doomed.

Major Phil Ashby already had a reputation for surviving scrapes, where others would - and did - break bones and worse. His strength, resourcefulness and luck had been tested to the full during his career in the Royal Marines' elite Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre, and various adventurous expeditions. That luck, however, appeared to have run out in May 2000, when he was working for the UN, disarming brutalised rebels in war-ravaged Sierra Leone. When the rebels turned on the UN's representatives, butchering, skinning alive and dismembering several peacekeepers and taking over 500 hostages, it seemed that all was lost and that Ashby and the other two Brits and a Kiwi would perish violently and gruesomely. Instead Ashby took the decision to die quickly rather than slowly by attempting to escape through the rebel lines. They were vastly outnumbered. They were unarmed. Somehow he led his three colleagues on a daring, dramatic and heart-stopping escape through hostile jungle. He was awarded the Queen's Gallantry medal for his actions.

Comments: (4)

Little Devil
Interesting story I had actually seen on TV, the book is so much better then the documentary. I wish I was in 10% of the shape Major Ashby was in, not to mention the survival skills that he needed to escape a live threatening situation. I don't want to give it away, but the basics are that he is in Africa on a UN peace keeping mission, unarmed, and things go really bad.
Fordrelis
Wow, could not put it down...amazing story...of survival in a place where no one survives...
Iell
Unlike other military thrillers, this account of Major Ashby's involvement in, and escape from, a major RUF offensive in Sierra Leone strikes the reader as factual and unembellished.

His straightforward manner gives great insights into Sierra Leonean society and the civil war that has raged there, as well as his own personal background of adventurism and military training.

Highly readable if you like "real" adventure stories without the fictitious "Rambo" element, but it'd also do well sitting on your shelf as a reference.
Binar
Ashby is a true legend in his own lunchtime. The man's ego defies belief....

I only hope the three men who 'escaped' with him write their own account one day; I suspect it will vary greatly from Ashby's highly elaborate version of events.

Don't be fooled by this Walter Mitty character....
Unscathed: Escape From Sierra Leone download epub
Africa
Author: Philip Ashby
ISBN: 0330491474
Category: History
Subcategory: Africa
Language: English
Publisher: Pan Books; New Ed edition (August 1, 2003)
Pages: 384 pages