When Argentinian forces invaded the Falklands in April 1982, the British government responded by despatching a task force to the Atlantic to take back control of the islands.

The resulting war saw modern weapon systems tested in combat for the first time, to tragic effect. In the aftermath, official documents were released, but many were heavily censored, and others withheld altogether. Drawing from recently declassified and previously unpublished reports from the official inquiry, Dr Paul Brown details the true story behind the dramatic events that led to the loss of six British ships - HMS Antelope, Ardent, Coventry and Sheffield, RFA Sir Galahad and SS Atlantic. 

Join news editor Gavin Short in conversation with Dr Brown on his book Abandon Ship, the Real Story of the Sinkings in the Falklands War.

Photo - Abandon Ship cover image courtesy of Osprey Publishing