The acclaimed and harrowing bestseller that tells the true story of the fate of Russia’s most powerful submarine, the
– and soon to be a major motion picture, starring Colin Firth.
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‘It takes you through each nail-biting moment . . . heart-breaking, humane and, at times, all too vivid. I’ve rarely read such a gripping work of non-fiction’ COLIN FIRTH
At 11.30 a.m. on Saturday 12 August 2000, two massive explosions roared through the shallow Arctic waters of the Barents Sea. The
, pride of the Northern Fleet and the largest attack submarine in the world, was hurtling towards the ocean floor.
(originally published as A Time to Die), award-winning journalist Robert Moore vividly recreates this disaster minute by minute. Venturing into a covert world where the Cold War continues out of sight, Moore investigates the military and political background to the tragedy. But above all, he tells the nail-bitingly poignant human story of the families waiting ashore, of the desperate efforts of British, Norwegian and Russian rescuers, and of the
sailors, trapped in the aft compartnemt, waiting for rescue, as a horrified world followed their battle to stay alive . . .
Robert Moore is an award-winning television reporter. He was ITN’s Moscow correspondent during the collapse of the Soviet Union, during which he reported throughout Russia, the Baltics and the Caucasus. As ITN’s Diplomatic and Foreign Affairs Editor he covered multiple wars in Chechnya, the Balkans, Africa and the Middle East. He is currently the Washington Correspondent for ITV News.
, first published as A Time to Die, was an acclaimed international bestseller in the UK and overseas and has now been translated into a dozen languages. Colin Firth called it the most compelling story of men and adversity since Michael Herr’s Dispatches.
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