Military Legacy, Sheffield’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 the Sheffield. – Highly Recommended

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NAME: Military Legacy, Sheffield's Military Legacy
FILE: R2873
AUTHOR: Gerry van Tonder
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: soft back 
PAGES: 128
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Sheffield, Civil War, steel production, munitions,  Hallamshire Rifle 
Volunteers, Yeomanry, Vickers, 84th Regiment of Foot, Sheffield Castle, Medieval 
Town

ISBN: 1-52670-762-4

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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 the 
Sheffield. –   Highly Recommended

Sheffield is one of Britain's Medieval Towns, the Normans building a castle to 
command the strategically important confluence of the rivers Sheaf and Don. The 
first castle was destroyed during the 2nd Baron's War, its replacement being destroyed 
following the English Civil War.

Over the generations the sons of Sheffield have joined the colours and the names of 
places where they had fought are perpetuated in the names of streets and the 
Sheffield Wednesday Football Stadium, Spion Kop.

However, Sheffield fame is largely from the fine steel it has produced and the 
weapons made from that steel. From the early days of the Industrial Revolution 
through the First and Second World Wars, Sheffield has produced huge quantities of 
munitions, shells, guns, armour, aircraft parts, torpedoes and bayonets.

The author has done a fine job of recounting this rich military legacy with a good 
selection of photographs illustrating his text.