Firing on Fortress Europe: HMS Belfast at D-Day by Nick Hewitt

Firing on Fortress Europe

On 6th June 1944, HMS Belfast supported troops in action on the beaches of Normandy in the campaign to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany. 

This audiobook recounts this extraordinary story, focusing on the dramatic events of 6th 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, HMS Belfast at D-Day brings to life her leading role in the largest invasion operation in history.

Narrated by John Telfer.