Military Legacy, Manchester’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 Manchester. – Highly Recommended

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NAME: Military Legacy, Manchester's Military Legacy
FILE: R2875
AUTHOR: Steven Dickens
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: soft back 
PAGES: 128
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Manchester, Civil War, steel production, munitions,  Ancient Britons, 
Briganties, Roman, Saxon, Manchester's Regiments, VCs awarded, battle honours, 
Peterloo Massacre, blitz, WWI, WWII, German bombing

ISBN: 1-52670-778-0

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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 
Manchester. –   Highly Recommended

Manchester is another British town with a military legacy going back to the Ancient 
Britons. For generations the sons of Manchester have joined the colours and during 
WWI they raised their own Pals Battalions where friends and workmates joined 
together to serve together.

Manchester is a major British town with a long history of trade, linked to the sea by 
the Manchester Ship Canal. During two World Wars this made it a natural target for 
German bombers as supplies from North America and the Commonwealth arrived by 
sea.

The author has provided a detailed description of the military legacy of Manchester. 
This includes one of its least edifying incidents, the Peterloo Massacre, were Corn 
Law demonstrator were charged by the cavalry, killing 18 and wounding more than 
500 peaceful demonstrators. As with the other books in this excellent series, there are 
many illustrations, including some in full colour and some very rare images.