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The sinking of the Belgrano was one of the most iconic moment of the Falklands war. For many it signalled Britain s entry into the war and has been seen as a politically motivated decision deliberately designed to take Britain irrevocably into the conflict. Now Mike Rossiter with unprecedented access to servicemen on both sides of the fight; sailors from the Belgrano and HMS Conqueror gives us a dramatic and definitive retelling of the events that foreshadowed and followed on from this flash point of modern war. With all of the pace and tension of a thriller Mike Rossiter takes us inside the battle for the South Atlantic and shows us the human drama behind the famous Sun headline Gotcha! . We track the collision course between the British submarine Conqueror and the Argentine warship Belgrano - as the two sides, and everyone aboard head towards that dramatic moment just outside the exclusion zone set up the British around the Falkland Isles. We see the behind-the-scenes debates, discussions and powerbroking that led to the decision to fire the three torpedoes. And, for the first time, hear from the sailors from both sides - and their personal testimony of the hunt for and a
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The dramatic and definitive account of the sinking of the Belgrano.

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Mike Rossiter is an independent documentary film maker, whose work has been nominated for BAFTA and EMMY awards. In 2001 he filmed the search and recovery of the body of Donald Campbell and his record-breaking jet boat, Bluebird, from Coniston Water. He is the author of Ark Royal. He lives in North London.

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