Four Weeks in May

A Captain's Story of War at Sea

David Hart-Dyke

RRP: £10.99

19 May 2022

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781843545910

RRP: £18.99

12 April 2007

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781843545903

RRP: £7.99

6 May 2021

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781838954741

Reissued for the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War.

A Sunday Times Bestseller

‘Electric… Outstanding.’ Guardian

In March 1982 the guided-missile destroyer HMS Coventry was one of a small squadron of ships on exercise off Gibraltar. By the end of April that year she was sailing south in the vanguard of the Task Force towards the front line of the Falklands War.

On 25 May, Coventry was attacked by two Argentine Skyhawks, and hit by three bombs. The explosions tore out most of her port side and killed nineteen of the crew, leaving many others injured. Within twenty minutes she had capsized. In her final moments, after all the survivors had been evacuated, her Captain, David Hart Dyke, himself badly burned, climbed down her starboard side and into a life-raft. This is his compelling and moving story.