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 ...
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A three-part story of Norway's worst terrorist attack in which over seventy people were killed. 22 July looks at the disaster itself, the survivors, Norway's political system and the lawyers who worked on this horrific case.
Anders Danielsen Lie,
Jonas Strand Gravli,
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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.Written by
The HK sling system used by the SAS in the film is an older method common for the time period in which the weapon was slung on the strong side and thrown backward as one Commando does when he transitions to his pistol. The preferred method now is to sling the weapon across the weak side which the user can simply release the weapon and it will "shift" to the weak side hip and shoulder to permit easier transition to the handgun and safer handling of the primary as one does not need to sweep it aside, covering friendly forces with the muzzle. See more »
In 1980 the SAS were still based at Bradbury Lines, Hereford not at RAF Hereford as indicated at the start of the film. See more »
What should have been a tense exciting retelling of the Iranian Embassy Siege is instead a slow moving turgid non event which is not worth the effort. A massive disappointment and every time Abbie Cornish appeared on screen as the BBCs Kate Adie I had to look away it was that embarrassing.
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