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Who Dares Wins: The SAS and the Iranian Embassy Siege 1980 (Raid #4)

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For 5 days in May 1980, thousands watched around the world as the shadowy figures of the SAS performed a daring and dramatic raid on the Iranian Embassy in London, catapulting a little-known specialist unit into the full glare of the world's media. Hailed by Margaret Thatcher as "a brilliant operation, carried out with courage and confidence," the raid was a huge success f ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published October 20th 2009 by Osprey Publishing
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Jatin Parmar
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: military, non-fiction
This book is a good account of Operation Nimrod. A person wishing to know more about how the SAS works in such situations, would be interested. Also, the artworks were really good, and the photographs also were very relevant, thanks to Pete Winner.

I did read an account of the same Operation in Michael Asher's "The Regiment", but the account in this book was much structured and it helped me also understand how the teams were working when the final assault was given a go.

Very much recommended for
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Jonathan
Apr 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cold-war
Short concise examination of the Iranian Embassy Hostage Negotiations and subsequent storming of the embassy by the SAS. Very interesting were the first hand accounts by SAS members and the hostages, as well as the dialogue by the terrorists. Good light read before I start 'The Day of Battle'.
DrosoPHila
Fairly good summary. Covers the political background well but seems a bit political and pro-establishment in itself; Fremont-Barnes entirely ignores the widely made suggestion that the SAS soldiers were not entirely truthful at the inquest regarding the shooting of two of the terrorists.
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