Warfare in News
Posted on Thursday 10th May
[i[Belfast, located in the heart of the capital, made history during her service in the Second World War and the Korean War and for the past 40 years has been a much loved visitor attraction.
Director of HMS Belfast, Phil Reed said:
'Since her arrival on the Thames, more than 40 years ago, she has grown to be a national symbol of the efforts and endurance of sailors who took part in the Arctic Convoys, D-Day, the Cold War and Korea.
'Its re-opening in May has been a long time coming and is a cause for great celebration. And that is what we
plan to do – celebrate, with all manner of exciting, fun and engaging activities and attractions on board.'
On the weekend of 26-27 May, a summer jamboree of free activities will take place to mark the re-opening of the most significant surviving Second World War Royal Navy warship. For more details visit the website.
Arctic Convoys 1941-1945(Paperback - 560 pages)
by Richard Woodman
During the last four years of the Second World War, the Western Allies secured Russian defences against Germany by supplying vital food and arms. The plight of those in Murmansk and Archangel who benefited is now well known, but few are aware of the courage, determination and sacrifice of Allied merchant ships, which withstood unremitting U-boat attacks and aerial bombardment to maintain the lifeline to Russia. In the storms, fog and numbing cold of the… Read more...
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