Who Dares Wins

The SAS and the Iranian Embassy Siege 1980

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Description

For 5 days in May 1980, the world watched as the SAS performed a daring raid on the Iranian Embassy in London. Hailed by Margaret Thatcher as “a brilliant operation'' the raid was a huge success for the SAS, rescuing 19 hostages with near-perfect military execution, although 2 hostages were killed by terrorists. Despite the media attention, details of the siege are still largely unknown and those involved and the identities of the SAS troopers themselves, remain a closely guarded secret. This book takes an in -depth look at the siege, revealing the political background behind it and analysing the controversial decision by the Prime Minister to sign over control of the streets of London to the military. Artwork illustrates the moment the walls were breached and show how the strict planning of the operation was critical to its success. With input from those involved in the mission, the author strips away some of the mystery behind the best counter-terrorism unit in the world and their most famous raid.

Product details

Published Feb 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781780964683
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 18 b/w
Series Raid
Short code RAID 4
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Gregory Fremont-Barnes

Gregory Fremont-Barnes holds a doctorate in Modern…

Illustrator

Howard Gerrard

Illustrator

Mariusz Kozik

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