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Leeds's Military Legacy (Kindle)

Local History British History Military

By Paul Chrystal
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Military Legacy
File Size: 186.2 MB (.mobi)
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781526707673
eBook Released: 15th September 2017

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Leeds’s Military Legacy is the first fully illustrated book to give a comprehensive description of the military history of Leeds from Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Norman times to the present as home to various garrisons and military museums, not least the renowned Leeds Armouries Museum. Along the way it describes Royalist Leeds and the Civil War, the formation of various regiments in the city between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries, the impact of two World Wars and how the city rose to the challenges of recruitment, defence and industrial war effort. The battle honours of each of the Leeds regiments are detailed as are the VCs. The book also covers the work of the Leeds military hospitals, the Barnbow Munitions disaster, RAF Yeadon (Leeds–Bradford Airport), the blitz of 1941, 609 Squadron, Yeadon Lancaster factory, Leeds as a garrison city and current military research in Leeds.

As featured in

The Great War Magazine, May 2019

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

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Firetrench

A small but interesting Guide of great heritage interest.

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About Paul Chrystal

Paul Chrystal has classics degrees from the Universities of Hull and Southampton; he is the author of 100 or so books, a number of which are about confectionery and beverages. 


He has written features on aspects of the history of food and drink for the Daily Express and he has appeared on the BBC World Service, Radio 4’s PM programme and various BBC local radio stations talking on a wide range of subjects, but notably confectionery. Paul has also contributed to a six-part series for BBC2 ‘celebrating the history of some of Britain’s most iconic craft industries’ – in this case chocolate in York. He has been history advisor for a number of York tourist attractions relating to chocolate. He is editor of York Historian, the journal of the Yorkshire Architectural and York Archaeological Society. In 2019 he was also guest speaker for the Vassar College (New York) London Programme with Goldsmith University.

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