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The Secret History of Flight 149 Stephen Davis

The Secret History of Flight 149 By Stephen Davis

The Secret History of Flight 149 by Stephen Davis


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**Soon to be a major TV drama**
The true story behind the secret of Flight 149 and the most shocking government cover-up of the last thirty years.

The Secret History of Flight 149 Summary

The Secret History of Flight 149: The true story behind the most shocking government cover-up of the last thirty years by Stephen Davis

'Damning' - Mail on Sunday 'Utterly horrific and compelling' - The Guardian 'This investigation rings true' - Publishers Weekly On 1 August, 1990, British Airways Flight 149 departed from Heathrow airport, destined for Kuala Lumpur. It never made it there, and neither did its nearly 400 passengers and crew. Instead, Flight 149 stopped in Kuwait, as Iraqi troops invaded - delivering the passengers and crew into the hands of Saddam Hussein. Why did BA Flight 149 land, even as all other flights were rerouted - and even though British and American governments had clear intelligence that Saddam was about to invade? The answer lies in a secret, unaccountable organization - authorised by Margaret Thatcher - carrying out a 'deniable' intelligence operation. The plane was the 'Trojan Horse', and the plan - as well as the horrific consequences for the civilian passengers - has been lied about, denied and covered up by successive governments ever since. Soon to be a major TV drama, this explosive book is written with the full cooperation of the survivors, as well as astonishing and conclusive input from a senior intelligence source. It is a story of scandal, betrayal and misuse of intelligence at the highest levels of UK and US governments - which has had direct impact on terror attacks in the West and the shape of the Middle East today. It is high time the truth is told.

About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis has been on the front lines of journalism for three decades, as a newspaper editor, foreign editor, investigative reporter, war correspondent, magazine editor, award-winning TV news and current affairs producer, documentary film maker and author. As a journalist, he was part of the launch team that set up the Independent on Sunday, where he was the news editor. He has worked for the Insight team of The Sunday Times and as an investigative reporter for The New Statesman. He has won multiple awards for his investigative reporting, including a silver medal at the New York TV & Film Awards, and has designed and run journalism degree programs in London, Sydney and Melbourne.

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9781789465365
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The Secret History of Flight 149: The true story behind the most shocking government cover-up of the last thirty years by Stephen Davis
New
Paperback
John Blake Publishing Ltd
2022-07-21
336
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