The Sinking of the Belgrano
On 2 May 1982, the Argentine cruiser the General Belgrano was sunk by a British submarine during the war over the Falkland or Malvinas Islands. More than 300 Argentinians died. It was the single biggest loss of life of the war, and its sinking remains one of the most controversial actions of the conflict. We hear from one of the survivors of the Belgrano.
(Photo: the General Belgrano sinks in the South Atlantic watched by survivors from orange life-rafts. Credit: Associated Press)