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Four Weeks in May: The Loss of HMS Coventry | [David Hart Dyke]

Four Weeks in May: The Loss of HMS Coventry

On 25 May 1982, at a critical juncture in the Falklands War, the destroyer HMS Coventry was attacked by Argentinean aircraft. In a devastating strike, she was hit by three bombs, two of which exploded inside her hull, killing 19 of her crew and leaving many others badly injured. Within minutes Coventry had capsized, and would finally sink the following day. It was the first occasion since the Second World War that a British captain and crew had to abandon a stricken ship.
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On 25 May 1982, at a critical juncture in the Falklands War, the destroyer HMS Coventry was attacked by Argentinean aircraft. In a devastating strike, she was hit by three bombs, two of which exploded inside her hull, killing 19 of her crew and leaving many others badly injured. Within minutes Coventry had capsized, and would finally sink the following day. It was the first occasion since the Second World War that a British captain and crew had to abandon a stricken ship. This is the highly personal, often harrowing story of Coventry’s war told by her captain.

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This Audio Book contains some explicit scenes/language.

©2007 David Hart Dyke (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Sassafras 05-26-15
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    "Poignant"

    The story of HMS Coventry is one of the most poignant of Modern Warfare and certainly the most dramatic in recent history. The Falklands War was a brilliant maritime operation birthed in the history of the Royal Navy. The many examples of courage and bravery are inspiring, from the Captain to the junior rankings who carried on when senior personnel were lost. Words are inadequate. Highly recommend.

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  • J. A. Hill
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    "A good account but lacking depth"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only if interested in the story of Coventry.
    It's a good account but lacks any depth/guts/passion.
    The author expends as many words detailing his family history and correspondence home than the actual naval war.


    What three words best describe Paul Blake’s performance?

    Long winded, could have abbreviated some of the English. All of the have nots and did nots and everything else i can think of are all read out explicitly which seem endless and do nothing to help the flow of the narrative


    Was Four Weeks in May worth the listening time?

    Yes


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