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Fire Magic Barry Davies

Fire Magic By Barry Davies

Fire Magic by Barry Davies

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The former SAS Sergeant who led the mercy mission at Mogadishu in October 1977 tells his story. The lives of 92 passengers and crew of Lufthansa Flight LH181 were saved by two SAS men. This book covers the Downing Street briefing to the show down on the runway at Mogadishu five days later.

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Fire Magic: Hijack to Mogadishu by Barry Davies

On 14th October 1977 Chancellor Helmut Schmidt of West Germany appealed to Prime Minister James Callaghan for British anti-terrorist expertize in an attempt to liberate the passengers and crew of Lufthansa Flight LH181 from Palma to Frankfurt. The Boeing 737 had been hijacked by the Arab Terrorists and the story was to dominate world news for five days. Sergeant Barry Davies and Major Alastair Morrison were summoned to Downing Street. Davies had been trained in anti-terrorism and he took the lead in explaining to four cabinet ministers that the best chance of liberating those on board was to use the newly developed stun grenade. For the next six days Davies and Morrison trailed the Lufthansa 737 as it landed and took off from four different airports in the Middle East. In Aden the pilot was shot dead. On day three the sanitation facilities and food supplies gave out. On day five the 737 landed at Mogadishu. On day six German GSG9 troops, led by Davies and Morrison, entered the plane with stun grenades. All the passengers and crew were freed and two of the four terrorists shot dead.

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Fire Magic: Hijack to Mogadishu by Barry Davies
Used - Very Good
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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