Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Siege

Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Siege

by Russell Phillips
Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Siege

Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Siege

by Russell Phillips


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The truth behind the SAS' most famous mission.

Drawing on extensive research, Operation Nimrod dispels the myths and reveals the truth of those six long days, and the dramatic rescue that thrust the SAS into the public eye.

On 29th April 1980, British police assured Iran that their embassy was secure. The very next day, terrorists stormed the embassy and took twenty-six hostages. With the Iranian government willing to let the hostages become martyrs, and the British government only willing to talk if the terrorists surrendered, twenty-six lives hung in the balance.

What followed was six days of tension and terror. It was finally ended when the SAS launched a daring rescue mission, broadcast live on television. Millions held their breath, waiting to see the outcome of Operation Nimrod.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780992764883
Publisher: Shilka Publishing
Publication date: 10/05/2015
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Russell Phillips writes books and articles about military technology and history. Born and brought up in a mining village in South Yorkshire, he has lived and worked in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Cumbria and Staffordshire. His articles have been published in Miniature Wargames, Wargames Illustrated, and the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers' Journal. He has been interviewed for the American edition of The Voice of Russia. He currently lives in Stoke-on-Trent with his wife and two children.

Table of Contents

30th April 1980: Day 1

Political Background

1st May 1980: Day 2


2nd May 1980: Day 3

3rd May 1980: Day 4

4th May 1980: Day 5

5th May 1980: Day 6


Appendix 1: Weapons and Equipment

Appendix 2: The Wall


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