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HMS Belfast: Cruiser 1939 (Seaforth Historic Ships Series) by Richard Johnstone-Byden

By Richard Johnstone-Byden

HMS Belfast, initially a Royal army gentle cruiser, is now completely moored at the Thames in London. considered one of ten Town-class cruisers she observed provider at the icy Arctic convoys throughout the moment international struggle and was once additionally current for the bombardment of the D-Day seashores in 1944. Later, she observed provider throughout the Korean War.

As is the case for plenty of historical ships, in spite of the fact that, there's a dazzling scarcity of informative and good illustrated courses, for reference in the course of a trip or for examine via fanatics - send modellers, naval buffs, historians or scholars. This new sequence redresses the distance. 

Written through specialists and containing greater than two hundred in particular commissioned pictures, each one identify takes the reader on a wonderfully illustrated journey of the send, from bow to stern and deck by way of deck. major components of the vessel – for instance, the gun turrets and engine rooms – are given precise insurance either in phrases and photographs, in order that the reader has handy the main entire visible checklist and rationalization of the send that exists. moreover, the significance of the send, either in her personal time and now as a museum vessel, is defined, whereas her layout and construct, and her occupation sooner than exhibition are all described.

No different books supply such really good visible impression and distinctive info because the Seaforth ancient send sequence – a very groundbreaking notion bringing the ships of our previous vividly to life.

As visible in notice Britain Magazine.

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