The first comprehensive account of the storming of the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980.
Inspiration for the major motion picture 6 DAYS, starring Jamie Bell as 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, GO! GO! GO! takes us to the heart of the whole operation.
The assault planning and training, strategy and tactics are described in detail, and the personal stories of the gunmen revealed - who they were, where they came from, why they did it and Saddam Hussein's direct involvement. Compelling accounts of each day of the siege from the hostages' points of view show how they dealt with captivity individually and collectively. And new material explains the negotiators' tactics and their cool exterior versus their internal turmoil as negotiations reached crisis point.
A pacy, tabloid-style blow-by-blow narrative. It should delight fans of derring-do ... admirably told - SUNDAY TIMES
Those who enjoy reading about the technical details of military activity will not be disappointed but there is also plenty of human interest - DAILY EXPRESS
Will Pearson left home aged 15 and joined the Royal Navy. After seven years and two world tours, he won a scholarship to Ruskin workers' education college, and from there went on to read French at Oriel College, Oxford.
After various careers, Will turned his hand to writing. His first book, the best-selling Tornado Down was followed by a string of other non-fiction titles both ghosted and in his own name. Will lives in London with his wife and two children.