Iranian Embassy Siege

There is one operation, above all others, with which Britain’s Special Forces will forever be associated. It was highly successful, was shown live on television and launched the SAS onto the world stage as a fighting force to be reckoned with.

But the reality is the Iranian Embassy siege was a high-risk operation. The stakes were higher, and more went wrong than has often been acknowledged.

This is a second-by-second breakdown of what really happened in the most famous eleven minutes of military action in Britain.

It reveals how close the mission came to disaster and how it was saved by the courageous actions of the SAS soldiers.

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