The Elephant of Belfast by S. Kirk Walsh opens with an extraordinary sight: a young Indian elephant being airlifted above the docks of Belfast, destined for the zoo. Violet, the orphaned elephant, soon meets her new caretaker, Hettie, and an immediate bond is formed. But, it’s 1940 and Northern Ireland is embroiled in political turmoil, while war draws ever closer. As the city crumbles under German bombs, Hettie must find a way to keep Violet and the other animals safe. Based on true events, this book sheds light on an untold story of WWII.