Friday, November 4 at 10.30pm on THE HISTORY CHANNEL
HMS Coventry brought down more aircraft than any other ship during the Falklands War. As other British ships sank around them, Coventry believed it was invincible. But at the height of the conflict, she was sent on a suicide mission – to lure lure enemy bombers away from the troops landing in San Carlos Bay. The Argentineans duly obliged by sending waves 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. However, just as the Captain and his crew thought they had weathered the storm, they faced one last attack. Now for the first time in 25 years the men of HMS Coventry tell their dramatic story.