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AWL_Spinner
05-31-2007, 04:44 PM
Just a friendly heads-up.

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Sea of Fire
Fri 1 Jun, BBC2 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm 60mins


HMS Coventry brought down more aircraft than any other ship during the Falklands War. As other British ships sank around them, Coventry believed they were invincible.

But at the height of the conflict, Coventry was sent on a suicide mission - to lure enemy bombers away from the troops landing in San Carlos Bay. The Argentineans duly obliged by sending waves of Skyhawks to take out the British Destroyer.

By late afternoon on May 25th 1982, Coventry had already survived two raids and shot down three enemy planes. But just as Captain Hart **** and his crew thought they had weathered the storm, the Argentineans launched one last attack.

For the first time in 25 years the men of HMS Coventry tell their dramatic story. Some upsetting scenes. [AD,S]

AWL_Spinner
05-31-2007, 04:44 PM
Just a friendly heads-up.

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Sea of Fire
Fri 1 Jun, BBC2 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm 60mins


HMS Coventry brought down more aircraft than any other ship during the Falklands War. As other British ships sank around them, Coventry believed they were invincible.

But at the height of the conflict, Coventry was sent on a suicide mission - to lure enemy bombers away from the troops landing in San Carlos Bay. The Argentineans duly obliged by sending waves of Skyhawks to take out the British Destroyer.

By late afternoon on May 25th 1982, Coventry had already survived two raids and shot down three enemy planes. But just as Captain Hart **** and his crew thought they had weathered the storm, the Argentineans launched one last attack.

For the first time in 25 years the men of HMS Coventry tell their dramatic story. Some upsetting scenes. [AD,S]
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Xiolablu3
06-01-2007, 03:22 AM
Thx for the Info.

There was a good series on the Falklands on Discovery Civilisation, its a very interesting story how the war developed. From the Royal Navy having to protect its vital carriers to fight a war on the the other side of the world, the sinking of the Belgrano by a Sub, The Ship carrying all the helicopters getting hit and the Army having to move on foot and the battles between the Harriers and the Agentinian Air Force.

Certainly one of the better conflicts to make an interesting program with its many twists and events.

Hope this series is mainly factual and not one the many 'depressing BS' style programs we often get these days. I understand it will be grim when your ship is hit and on fire, but PLEASE dont make the whole program about their grief. I have massive respect for the NAvy and Soldiers, but I dont want to watch an hour long program of them crying and getting emotional over the loss of their friends. That stuff should stay private, not be made into entertainment.

Hanglands
06-01-2007, 04:14 AM
The recorder is set. Thanks for the heads up http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Billy_BigBoy
06-01-2007, 04:25 AM
Thanks for the heads up Spinner