On 6 June 1944, HMS Belfast was the flagship of Bombardment Force E, supporting troops landing at Gold and Juno beaches. Her first target was the German gun battery at La Marefontaine. As a result of HMS Belfast’s bombardment, the battery played no meaningful role in the defence of the beaches.

On 6 June 1944, HMS Belfast was the flagship of Bombardment Force E, supporting troops landing at Gold and Juno beaches. Her first target was the German gun battery at La Marefontaine. As a result of HMS Belfast’s bombardment, the battery played no meaningful role in the defence of the beaches.

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HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

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hms belfast | the ships bell | HPMcQ

hms belfast | the ships bell | HPMcQ

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HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

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HMS Belfast was one of the first ships to open fire on 6 June 1944 (library image) [Picture: Crown copyright]

HMS Belfast was one of the first ships to open fire on 6 June 1944 (library image) [Picture: Crown copyright]

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