Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Siege

Shilka Publishing
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Drawing on extensive research, Operation Nimrod dispels the myths and reveals the truth of those six long days, and the dramatic rescue that thrust the SAS into the public eye.

On 29th April 1980, British police assured Iran that their embassy was secure. The very next day, terrorists stormed the embassy and took twenty-six hostages. With the Iranian government willing to let the hostages become martyrs, and the British government only willing to talk if the terrorists surrendered, twenty-six lives hung in the balance.

What followed was six days of tension and terror. It was finally ended when the SAS launched a daring rescue mission, broadcast live on television. Millions held their breath, waiting to see the outcome of Operation Nimrod.

Buy this book to learn the truth about one of the most dramatic rescue missions ever undertaken by the SAS.

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About the author

Born and brought up in a mining village in South Yorkshire, Russell Phillips has lived and worked in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Cumbria and Staffordshire. His articles have been published in Miniature Wargames, Wargames Illustrated, and the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers‘ Journal. He has been interviewed for the American edition of The Voice of Russia. He currently lives in Stoke-on-Trent with his wife and two children.

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Publisher
Shilka Publishing
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Published on
Oct 5, 2015
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Pages
120
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ISBN
9780992764883
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Military / Special Forces
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This content is DRM free.
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Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have readily done the same for them. As he recuperated, he wondered why he and others, from America's founding to today, had been willing to sacrifice everything-including themselves-for the sake of family, nation, and freedom.

In Service, we follow Marcus Luttrell to Iraq, where he returns to the battlefield as a member of SEAL Team 5 to help take on the most dangerous city in the world: Ramadi, the capital of war-torn Al Anbar Province. There, in six months of high-intensity urban combat, he would be part of what has been called the greatest victory in the history of U.S. Special Operations forces. We also return to Afghanistan and Operation Redwing, where Luttrell offers powerful new details about his miraculous rescue. Throughout, he reflects on what it really means to take on a higher calling, about the men he's seen lose their lives for their country, and the legacy of those who came and bled before.

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Essa é a inspiradora história real do que acontece quando pessoas ordinárias se unem para resistir ao mal.
Lídice era uma comunidade pacífica e vibrante na Tchecoslováquia com uma rica herança mineradora. Mas um ato de vingança nazista tornou essa vila apagada da existência e um horrífico capítulo da história europeia.
O desastre chegou para Lídice em 1942 quando o proeminente oficial nazista Reinhard Heydrich foi assassinado. Descrito por Hitler como “o homem com coração de ferro”, Heydrich era um dos arquitetos-chave do Holocausto.
Sua morte, após um ataque por membros da resistência tcheca, deixou Hitler furioso e desesperado por vingança. Procurando um bode expiatório para culpar pela morte de Heydrich, ele optou pelo vilarejo de Lídice, que havia sido falsamente ligada ao assassinato.
Em um ato brutal que chocou o mundo, Lídice foi completamente destruída. Os homens foram alvejados enquanto as mulheres e as crianças foram reunidas e enviadas às suas mortes nos campos de concentração nazistas.
Hitler estava determinado que, quando terminasse, ninguém sequer se lembraria de Lídice, muito menos moraria lá. O que ele não contou foi com os esforços de um grupo de ativistas na Grã-Bretanha, que resolveram se certificar de que Lídice nunca seria esquecida.
Um Raio de Luz conta a história da queda de Lídice e o que aconteceu depois. Seria o vilarejo simplesmente permitido a se tornar uma nota de rodapé na história, ou levantaria das cinzas e forjaria um novo futuro?
Esse livro é um testamento convincente do poder da amizade e da solidariedade, e de como a empatia e a compaixão podem ajudar a reconstruir o mundo.
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