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The battle was one of the SAS's most iconic moments
ONE of the most remarkable moments in military history is to be shown at Hereford’s Courtyard theatre.
The Battle of Mirbat in 1972, hailed as being one of the SAS’s most iconic battles, will be portrayed at 7pm on Tuesday, October 8.
The battle involved nine soldiers being attacked by enemy force, which outnumbered them 30 to one.
Facing seemingly impossible odds, the scene at the Oman coastal town was set for a remarkable fight for survival.
Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba, along with Trooper Thomas Tobin, was killed in the battle, but his legacy lives on by how he single-handedly manned a 25lb gun normally crewed by a team of four and continued to fight even after being injured.
A statue of the Fijian soldier, who has been awarded a posthumous Mention in Dispatches, is currently on display at the SAS’s Credenhill base.
One of the heroes of the battle, Pete Winner, will also be on hand to sign copies of his book, Soldier ‘I’: The Story of an SAS Hero after the show.
Tickets are £15 and can be purchased by calling 01432 340555.
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