Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Siege

Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Siege

by Russell Phillips


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780992764883
Publisher: Shilka Publishing
Publication date: 10/05/2015
Pages: 118
Sales rank: 868,742
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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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Siege by Russell Phillips is the true story of what happened during 6 long days. In 1980, on 29th April, Iran was told by the British police that their embassy was perfectly secure. The next day that was proved to be wrong as terrorists stormed it and took over, holding 26 people hostage. A standoff occurred with the British government refusing to negotiate unless the hostages were released and the terrorists surrendered; with the Iranian government quite prepared for the hostages to die. Over the next 6 days, tensions rose and terror became the norm, only ending when the SAS launched a televised rescue mission, named Operation Nimrod. Millions of people watched, with bated breath, to see if the mission would be successful and how it would unfold. Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Siege by Russell Phillips was a fascinating read. I must confess that I was too young at the time to know about the siege and, if I had, I probably wouldn’t have understood it anyway. This book shows that the author clearly did his research well, presenting historical facts in a straightforward manner. The book details exactly what happened, not just in the public eye, but out of sight as well. While the brave SAS men who did their jobs and went in should be commended, it is clear that the innocent people, the only ones worthy of any compassion, were the hostages. Both governments clearly had their own agendas and neither was prepared to compromise. This is a fascinating, well written account, and I found it very easy to follow and understand.