Military Legacy, Gloucester’s Military Legacy

This is an addition to a series of books that each cover the military legacy of British towns and cities. This book looks at the rich military legacy of Gloucester. – Highly Recommended

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NAME: Military Legacy, Gloucester's Military Legacy
FILE: R2877
AUTHOR: Christine Jordan
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: soft back 
PAGES: 128
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Gloucester, Roman, Saxon, Norman, Gloucester's Regiments, VCs 
awarded, battle honours, WWI, WWII, Korea, The Glorious Gloucesters

ISBN: 1-52670-770-5

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DESCRIPTION: This is an addition to a series of books that each cover the military 
legacy of British towns and cities. This book looks at the rich military legacy of 
Gloucester. –   Highly Recommended

Gloucester is another ancient British town. It is a strategic location, being close to an 
easy crossing of the River Seven. The Romans recognized the value of the location 
and built a walled city with bastions. It was an important location for the Saxons, 
facing the Wales, or Foreigners, across the river. For the same reason it was important 
to the Normans, and through the Medieval Period as a key location to defend against 
Welsh attack and to stage incursions into Wales. Again in the English Civil war it 
was important, but Charles II destroyed the walls as punishment for the town's stand 
during the Civil War.

Gloucester has continued to serve, its regiments serving with distinction down the 
years. However, the 'Glorious Gloucesters' were of the Korean War when they 
stood against huge wave attacks by Chinese troops and suffered seriously. Their 
courage was recognised in South Korea in the naming of Wungye Hanging Bridge 
as the 'Gloucestershire Heroes Bridge'. The bridge crosses the Kamak San Gorge 
close to the Gloucester's lines during the Battle of the Imjin River, also known as 
the Battle  of Gloster Hill

The author has provided a fascinating description of the military legacy of 
Gloucester.  As with the other books in this excellent series, there are many 
illustrations, including some in full colour and some very rare images.