John Nichol is a former RAF flight lieutenant whose Tornado bomber was shot down on a mission over Iraq during the Gulf War in 1991. He was captured and became a prisoner of war. He is the bestselling co-author of 'Tornado Down' and 'The Last Escape,' and the author of five novels. He is also a journalist and widley quoted as a military commentator.
Tony Rennell is the author of 'Last Days of Glory: The Death of Queen Victoria' and co-author of 'When Daddy Came Home,' a highly praised study of demobilization in 1945 and 'The Last Escape: The Untold Story of Allied Prisoners of War in Germany 1944-45. Now a freelance writer, he was formerly associate editor of 'The Sunday Times' and 'The Mail on Sunday.'