Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Siege

Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Siege

by Russell Phillips

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Overview

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

BN ID: 2940152158427
Publisher: Shilka Publishing
Publication date: 10/05/2015
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

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, they have lived and worked in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Cumbria and Staffordshire. Russell currently lives in Stoke-on-Trent with their wife and two children.

Although Russell usually writes non-fiction, they co-wrote a novel, The Bear's Claws, with Andrew Knighton.

Russell's articles have been published in Miniature Wargames, Wargames Illustrated, The Wargames Website, and the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers' Journal. They have been interviewed on BBC Radio Stoke, The WW2 Podcast, The Voice of Russia, and Cold War Conversations.

Table of Contents

30th April 1980: Day 1
Political Background
1st May 1980: Day 2
The SAS
2nd May 1980: Day 3
3rd May 1980: Day 4
4th May 1980: Day 5
5th May 1980: Day 6
Aftermath
Appendix 1: Weapons and Equipment
Appendix 2: The Wall
Glossary
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