Kursk: Film tie-in
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 Kursk sailors, trapped in the aft compartnemt, waiting for rescue, as a horrified world followed their ba... read full description below.
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||16 July 2019 by Transworld Publishers
||Paperback, Film Tie-In
||By Moore, Robert
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At 11.30 a.m. on Saturday 12 August 2000, two massive explosions roared through the shallow Arctic waters of the Barents Sea. The Kursk, pride of the Northern Fleet and the largest attack submarine in the world, was hurtling towards the ocean floor. In A Time to Die, award-winning television 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 Kursk sailors, trapped in the aft compartnemt, waiting for rescue, as a horrified world followed their battle to stay alive . . .
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||Gripping . . . a moving tragedy redeemed by acts of extraordinary courage . . . has the plot, the tension and the excitement of a film -- Orlando Figes * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * The Kursk was once the pride of the Russian navy and a symbol of state power . . . her story, harrowingly detailed . . . stands as a testament to the bravery and loyalty of men to a nation that failed them -- Martin Robson * THE TIMES *
||Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)
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. Kursk, 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.