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Sink the Belgrano On the evening of March 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

  • Title: Sink the Belgrano
  • Author: Mike Rossiter
  • ISBN: 9780593058428
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sink the Belgrano By Mike Rossiter, 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.The sinking of the Belgrano was one of the most dramatic moments of the Falklands coOn 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.The 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.With 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 witness the behind the scenes arguments , discussions and powerbroking that led to the decision to fire the three torpedoes And, for the first time, we hear from the sailors on both sides the personal testimony of the hunt for and attack on the Belgrano, and from the Argentine side the experience of being under attack and the sinking that left 340 members of her crew dead.

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    1. The sinking of this Argentine warship became a very controversial issue at the time and became the mother of some conspiracy theories.All these years later it was good to read Mike Rossiter s gripping account of the events from both the British and Argentinian naval personnel involved.The author also includes developments from the outbreak of hostilities in South Georgia and follows the political and military issues of both sides Through the fog of war it is quite eye opening how many military c [...]

    2. A very good book It tells the story of the voyage of the HMS Conqueror the submarine which sank the Belgrano from start to end so it is about much than just the sinking of the Belgrano Well written non fiction book that puts this controversial subject into perspective now that several facts that were then kept secret are out in the public domain And many great interviews with men who ere there Highly recommended

    3. This is a well written book, very easy to read Although it largely concentrates on HMS Conqueror, it does cover other aspects of the war The descriptions of life aboard Conqueror and the problems its crew faced are interesting, though there is relatively little about the crew of ARA General Belgrano This is unfortunate it would have been interesting to have as much detail about Belgrano as about Conqueror.There is a slight formatting issue on the Kindle edition the first letter of each paragraph [...]

    4. As an author of submarine history, I was delighted to read Sink the Belgrano I expected less detail as much of SSN operations are classified, so it was of great interest to learn as much as I did The juxtaposition of the information about the Argentine navy s operations was helpful and eye opening.Author, Mike Rossiter, had done significant research with both nations navies involved in the conflict, and I appreciated the human touch of the reactions of the sailors on both sides They added greatl [...]

    5. A detailed look at part of the Falkland s war and the way we won with tin cans and bits of string.

    6. Great book told from both the British and Argentines side and is written very unbiasedly Great read for anybody interested in the Falklands war definitely recommended.

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