In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the world had never seen.
In the face of terror, a nation will show its strength.
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Did You Know?
'Box 500', stated in a political meeting as the source for critical intelligence on one of the embassy terrorists, is the Civil Service nickname for Britain's Security Service, aka MI5. See more
The embassy was taken on the 30th April 1980. When the terrorists first enter there is a Nissan Cherry parked outside (TNN 998W) - however W regs were not issued until 1st August 1980. See more
We can't negotiate in the bloody press!
References The Final Option