Firing on Fortress Europe Paperback
by Nick Hewitt
On 6 June 1944, HMS Belfast supported troops in action on the beaches of Normandy in the campaign to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany.
HMS Belfast at D-Day recounts this extraordinary story, focusing on the dramatic events of 6 June but setting the context of the ship's history in the Arctic Convoy Service and Battle of North Cape.
It describes the build-up to D-Day as seen and experienced by Belfast's people, and explains her role in the longer Battle for Normandy.
Using first-hand accounts from IWM's rich collection of oral testimonies, diaries, and memoirs along with over 200 colour photographs, HMS Belfast at D-Day brings to life her leading role in the largest invasion operation in history.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Imperial War Museum
- Publication Date: 03/05/2016
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781904897576