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On the evening of 30 March, 1982, Commander David Hall, chief engineer of the British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror received a telephone call giving him the order to store for war . At first he didn t believe it. In the early hours of 2 April, Argentine forces invaded the Falkland Isles. he sinking of the Belgrano was one of the most dramatic moments of the Falklands conflict. For many it signalled Britain s entry into the war and it has been seen as a politically motivated decision deliberately designed to take the country irrevocably into the fight. Now Mike Rossiter with unprecedented access to sailors from the Belgrano and HMS Conqueror gives us a dramatic and definitive retelling of the events that led up to the sinking. ith all the pace and tension of a thriller, Sink the Belgrano takes us inside the battle for the South Atlantic and shows us the human drama behind the famous, and controversial, Sun headline Gotcha! We track the collision course between the British submarine Conqueror and the Argentine warship as the two sides and everyone aboard head towards the climactic moment just outside the exclusion zone set up by the British around the Falkland Isles. We

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552155458
ISBN-10: 0552155454
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 25mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mike Rossiter

Mike Rossiter is an independent documentary film-maker, whose work has been nominated for BAFTA and Emmy awards. In 2001 he filmed the search for and recovery of the body of Donald Campbell and his record-breaking jet boat, Bluebird, from Coniston Water. He produced the series War at Sea for the BBC and discovered and filmed the wreck of the aircraft carrier Ark Royal. He is also the author of Ark Royal. He lives in North London.

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