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The Belgrano Diary
The Belgrano Diary
The London Review of Books

The sinking of the General Belgrano was the bloodiest and most controversial military action of the Falklands War. This is the story of government... more

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Episode 6: The Trials

The Belgrano affair reaches its climax as the stories of Narendra Sethia and Clive Ponting connect. The two whistleblowers appear... more

03 May 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Episode 5: The Hounds

Lieutenant Sethia is accused of a second crime: the theft of HMS Conqueror’s log books. Two journalists and the Serious... more

25 Apr 2024 · 51 minutes
Episode 4: The Crown Jewels

Armed with the diary, Tam Dalyell goes on the attack – but the cover-up continues. A whistleblower from within the... more

18 Apr 2024 · 53 minutes
Episode 3: Small Lies Big Lies

Lieutenant Sethia quits the navy and moves to the Caribbean. He thinks the Falklands War is behind him, but back... more

11 Apr 2024 · 51 minutes
Episode 2: Gotcha!

HMS Conqueror stalks the Belgrano, but Britain’s Rules of Engagement prohibit an attack. Margaret Thatcher makes a decision and Lieutenant... more

04 Apr 2024 · 57 minutes
Episode 1: Half a Million Sheep Can't Be Wrong

When Argentina invades the Falkland Islands, Margaret Thatcher sends a huge flotilla on an 8000-mile rescue mission – to save... more

28 Mar 2024 · 52 minutes

On 2 May 1982, the British submarine HMS Conqueror sank the Argentinian warship, the General Belgrano, killing 323 men. It was the bloodiest... more

20 Mar 2024 · 3 minutes
The Belgrano Diary
Episode 6: The Trials
The Belgrano Diary