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
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
IMAGE: B2873.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y23rt96t 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 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.