The Definitive Inside Story of the Iranian Embassy Siege and the explosive SAS rescue
Inspiration for the major motion picture 6 Days, starring Jamie Bell as SAS Sergeant Rusty Firmin.
Go! Go! Go! tells the action-packed story of the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege. It is a comprehensive and gripping account of an unforgettable six-day drama that shook Britain - and the wider world - to the core. Drawing on original and unseen source material from ex-SAS soldier Rusty Firmin, the police and the British government, this fast-paced book takes us to the heart of the whole operation.
The SAS’s assault planning, training, strategy and tactics are described in detail, while the personal stories of the gunmen reveal who they are, where they come from, why they did it and how Saddam Hussein was directly involved. Compelling accounts of each day of the siege, told from the hostages' points of view, show how they dealt with captivity individually and collectively. And new material explains the negotiators' tactics and how underneath their cool exterior ran internal turmoil as negotiations reached crisis point.
‘…The distraction charge blew in the atrium skylight, showering glass, dust and wood splinters down into the embassy’s heart…The whole building shook as the shock-wave slammed through it. A thunderous, resonating echo filled the air, followed by a moment of complete silence…’
‘Once I started reading this book I found it difficult to put it down. Absolutely gripping. We should all be so proud of our special forces.’
‘A truly gripping book. When I had to put it down I was already thinking of the next time I could continue reading it. Brilliantly written. It keeps you interested page by page.’