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
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
IMAGE: B2877.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y6ybpeqm LINKS: 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.