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Firing on fortress Europe : HMS Belfast at D-Day / Nick Hewitt.

By: Hewitt, Nick (Naval historian).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Imperial War Museums, [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Description: 176 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 27 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781904897576; 1904897576.Subject(s): Belfast (Ship) | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy | World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, BritishDDC classification: 940.54/2142 Summary: "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."--. Amazon website.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

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."--. Amazon website.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 6)
  • Chapter 1 HMS Belfast 1936-1944 (p. 8)
  • Chapter 2 Operation Overlord (p. 22)
  • Chapter 3 Warning Signs (p. 42)
  • Chapter 4 The Longest Day (p. 68)
  • Chapter 5 Life on the Gunline (p. 104)
  • Chapter 6 Last Days (p. 132)
  • Epilogue (p. 164)
  • Appendix (p. 168)
  • Sources (p. 171)
  • Credits (p. 173)
  • Index (p. 174)