- Siege! Princes Gate by the Sunday Times ‘Insight’ Team
Hamlyn, 131 pp, May 1980, ISBN 0 600 20337 9
- Siege: Six Days at the Iranian Embassy by George Brock
Macmillan, 144 pp, £1.95, May 1980, ISBN 0 333 30951 0
- Who dares wins by Tony Geraghty
Arms and Armour, 256 pp, £8.95, July 1980, ISBN 0 85369 457 5
At 11.32 on a cold morning in London early last year six young men, who had been on a spending spree and had mailed 203 lb of women’s cocktail dresses, children’s toys and ties back to Baghdad, entered and took over the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate. It was not immediately clear who they were or why they were there, but soon Scotland Yard learnt that behind the stuccoed facade overlooking Hyde Park there were 19 hostages, among them a British policeman.