A Day That Shook The World: SAS storm the Iranian embassy in London

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Indy Lifestyle Online

On 5 May 1980, the SAS stormed the Iranian embassy in London six days after it had been taken over by hostage-taking terrorists.

Britain's elite special forces unit took just 11 minutes to take the West London building, killing four of the gunmen, and rescuing 19 hostages.

Watch original footage from the siege in this British Pathé video, above.