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Hewitt, Nick (Naval historian),

Firing on fortress Europe : HMS Belfast at D-Day / Nick Hewitt. - 176 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 27 cm

Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-172) and index.

"As D-Day unfolded on June 6, 1944, one of the ships supporting the invasion was the HMS Belfast, a Royal Navy light cruiser. Now a popular floating museum on the Thames, the Belfast played an important part not just in the events of that day, but in the longer Battle for Normandy. This book uses firsthand accounts from the rich collections of the Imperial War Museums to tell the story of the planning of and build-up to D-Day, the action and danger of that day, and the ship’s subsequent history. Packed with testimony from oral histories, diaries, memoirs, and letters, as well as more than two hundred color photographs, it brings the heroism of D-Day vigorously to life."--.

9781904897576 1904897576

GBB617481 bnb


Belfast (Ship)


World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy.
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, British.

D756.5.N6 / H48 2015 VA458.B43 / H49 2015

940.54/2142