Go! Go! Go! The Definitive Inside Story of the Iranian Embassy Siege by Rusty Firmin and Will Pearson
This comprehensive book recounts one of Britain’s most unforgettable news stories of the 1980s. Told by journalist Will Pearson and former SAS member Rusty Firman, ‘Go! Go! Go! The Definitive Inside Story of the Iranian Embassy Siege’ was also the inspiration for the movie ‘6 Days’, starring Jamie Bell as Rusty Firmin. Using previously unseen material from the SAS, the British Government and the police, the whole operation from start to finish is mapped out in minute detail.
Superbly narrated by Tim Frances, this is a fascinating and thought-provoking story that gives a rounded and well-documented account of the siege. From the arrival of the terrorists in Britain, the assault on the embassy by the SAS, to the aftermath and trial of the surviving terrorist, every detail of the operation is examined. The tension builds gradually as each deadline is reached and new ones are agreed, giving the reader a real sense of the incredible pressure that must have been felt by hostages, terrorists and the SAS.
A mesmerising book that provides a tangible insight into the SAS and their highly specialised way of working.
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Another lovely review, Colin. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Robbie – I was 19 at the time of the Siege, so it’s good to learn what it was all about.