Book review: HMS Belfast Pocket Manual

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08 August 2019
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Just in time for our feature on the ship itself this month, here’s a pocket manual dedicated to the light cruiser that’s now an Imperial War Museum site.

Author: John Blake

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans

 

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Just in time for our feature on the ship itself this month, here’s a pocket manual dedicated to the light cruiser that’s now an Imperial War Museum site. Although the styling is light hearted, the text is completely serious, detailing the history and performance of the ship. It contains plenty of technical information from weight to armament, as well as anecdotes from those who sailed in her.

 

The most interesting parts are when the Belfast was dispatched on WWII tours of duty which included shelling German positions on D-Day. The advantage of the small format is you can take it with you when visiting the ship.

 

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• Osprey Publishing

 

• ISBN 978-1-4728-2782-1

 

• 160 pages • Hardback • £8.99

 

 

As reviewed in The Armourer August 2019

 

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