About the Show
On April 2 in 1982, Argentinian troops invaded the Falkland Islands. Days later, HMS Coventry, on exercise off Gibraltar, was ordered to turn South in preparation for a conflict that would kill 900 and leave thousands wounded. On May 25, HMS Coventry came under attack from two Argentine planes each armed with three 1000lb bombs. Three bombs hit Coventry, killing 20 members of her crew and sinking her in 20 minutes. Coventry’s captain, David Hart Davis, suffered severe burns and took two years to recover psychologically from the experience. Now he is ready to tell his story – and it is unlike any other testimony of its kind. These are not the plain facts of war; these are the private thoughts and feelings of a Captain: the colour of a man on fire; the smell of a hot gun; the pressures of command in the line of fire.


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