Does anybody know about John Peters who was involved in the gulf war?

How does he fit in the category triumph and tragedy?

What happened to him and what did he do?

Websites about him?

Facts about John Peters please...

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    John Peters came to the world's attention in January 1991, when his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world. On the first day of the Gulf War, a British Tornado bomber crewed by John Peters and John Nichol was shot down over Iraqi territory and the two men were captured. After four days of mental and physical torture, they were forcibly shown on Iraqi television. It was John Peters' disfigured image that became a potent symbol of Saddam Hussein's ruthless aggression.

    John's powerful and moving story focuses on how he coped with both the brutal physical and mental pressure inflicted on him by his captors. His dramatic and sometimes harrowing experiences reach deep into our innermost minds, showing us how we can overcome even our worst fears and nightmares. He inspires and motivates people with his own dramatic account of his experiences during Operation Desert Storm. His war was not all as he expected - it became a seven-week ordeal of torture and interrogation testing John Peters to the absolute limit and bringing him close to death.

    He has written two best-selling books and the documentary, 'Tornado Down' was Independent Documentary of the Year and a BAFTA Award Nominee in 1992. He has extensive international TV, radio, PR and media experience and has built up an international speaking reputation, including American, South African, Swedish, Maltese, French, German and Australian audiences.

    John Peters is now one of the leading motivational speakers in the UK. His corporate credits include Nortel, IBM, Sony, Lloyds and The Royal Bank of Scotland and Peugeot cars to name a few. He has a Master's Degree in Business Administration and was responsible for a cultural change programme in the RAF. This initiative was awarded the 1999 Flight International Aerospace Industry Award for Training and Safety. Since leaving the RAF, he has established a corporate development company, specialising in leadership, teambuilding and communication and whose clients include Unipart International, Barclays Bank and Arthur Andersen.

    Websites about him are:

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/war/4...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1024643.stm

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