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Who Dares Wins

Who Dares Wins

The SAS and the Iranian Embassy Siege 1980

  • Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes,Pete Winner
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1849081115
  • Category: History
  • Page: 64
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For 5 days in May 1980, the world watched as the SAS performed a daring raid on the Iranian Embassy in London. Hailed by Margaret Thatcher as "a brilliant operation'' the raid was a huge success for the SAS, rescuing 19 hostages with near-perfect military execution, although 2 hostages were killed by terrorists. Despite the media attention, details of the siege are still largely unknown and those involved and the identities of the SAS troopers themselves, remain a closely guarded secret. This book takes an in -depth look at the siege, revealing the political background behind it and analysing the controversial decision by the Prime Minister to sign over control of the streets of London to the military. Artwork illustrates the moment the walls were breached and show how the strict planning of the operation was critical to its success. With input from those involved in the mission, the author strips away some of the mystery behind the best counter-terrorism unit in the world and their most famous raid.

Surviving Hostage Rescue Missions

Surviving Hostage Rescue Missions

  • Author: Chris McNab
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1422287823
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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When the lives of hostages are on the line, the soldiers of elite hostage-rescue units must act quickly and with skill. In a chaotic situation, soldiers must rely on their training, and each other, to save lives in danger. Take a look at how elite hostage-rescue units operate. Find out about the equipment that elite soldiers use and the training they must undergo. Learn about the different skills elite soldiers use, including: • fast-entry tactics through doors and windows using explosives. • building attacks using assault ladders and mountain-climbing techniques. • rescues from inside an aircraft. • negotiation techniques to calm a situation. • clues that tell when a terrorist is lying.

Routledge Companion to UK Counter Terrorism

Routledge Companion to UK Counter Terrorism

  • Author: Andrew Staniforth,Fraser Sampson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415685850
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 374
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The United Kingdom has long been an island under siege from terrorists who believe they can advance their aims through acts of violence. Protecting the public from the excesses of extremism remains the primary responsibility of government. For over a century Special Branch, MI5 and MI6 have prevented terrorist atrocities and have pursued those who wish to destroy the United Kingdom’s free and democratic way of life. Yet, despite developing one of the world’s most sophisticated security architectures, successful terrorist attacks have occurred with alarming regularity. For the very first time, this new volume explores the evolution of counter-terrorism practice in the United Kingdom, brought to life with dramatic case studies and personal insider accounts provided by leading policy makers, prosecutors and counter-terrorism practitioners who openly reveal the challenges and operational reality of countering contemporary terrorist threats. From the troubles in Northern Ireland to the al Qa’ida inspired genre of international terrorism, this volume plots the trajectory of counter-terrorism policy and practice exploring the events that have served to change the course of civil protection. This unique title is enriched by leading academic perspectives providing analysis of counter-terrorism responses and identifies lessons to be learned from the past, the present, as well as exploring the terrorist threats of the future to be tackled by the next generation of counter-terrorism practitioners. This accessible and authoritative volume is required reading for all in authority and academia who are concerned with national security, counter-terrorism and the law, as well as those with a vested interest in the preservation of human rights, the protection of civil liberties and democracy itself.

Who Dares Win

Who Dares Win

The Story of the Special Air Service, 1950-1980

  • Author: Tony Geraghty
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 249
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War and Words

War and Words

The Northern Ireland Media Reader

  • Author: Bill Rolston,David Miller
  • Publisher: Beyond Pale Publications
  • ISBN: 9781900960007
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 458
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Media Wars analyses the media coverage of the conflict in Ulster over the past twenty-seven years. The book presents revelations about the manufacture of propaganda by the British Army, and analyses censorship by the British and Irish governments.

Dangerous Men

Dangerous Men

The SAS and Popular Culture

  • Author: John Newsinger
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 196
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In the popular imagination the Special Air Service Regiment, or SAS, is perceived as both protector and avenger of the Crown and emblematic of staunch British individualism. In Dangerous Men, John Newsinger analyses the recent glut of popular books, magazines and films based on the activities of the SAS and assesses the aggressive masculinity, graphic violence and military prowess that are represented in many of the works, and their use in perpetuating myths of muscle-flexing nationalism. The book is divided into four parts covering the myth of the SAS analysed through historical works, and its representation in personal memoirs, fiction, survival manuals, TV documentaries and Hollywood film. Through the works examined, Newsinger deconstructs a range of real and imagined scenarios in which the SAS are pitted against an array of perceived enemies of the state, including the representation of the its role in the storming of the Iranian Embassy and in conflicts from the Falklands to the Gulf. Among the works examined are the bestselling memoirs by Michael Paul Kennedy, Andy McNab, Peter de la Billiere, Chris Ryan, and Jenny Simpson; fiction by James Follett, Terence Strong, Gerald Seymour and the Soldier A-Z series; key historical accounts by Philip Warner,Tony Geraghty, James Adams, and Mark Urban; and acclaimed films such as Who Dares Wins and The Rock .

The Bookseller

The Bookseller

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bibliography
  • Page: N.A
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Wonderbook of Fantastic Fold O

Wonderbook of Fantastic Fold O

  • Author: Rh Value Publishing
  • Publisher: Gramercy Books
  • ISBN: 9780517688120
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 100
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Presents facts on nature, science, high technology, and daring adventures on foldout pages.

Crimes and Punishment

Crimes and Punishment

  • Author: H. Montgomery Hyde
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780863073724
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1332
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