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Leeds's Military Legacy (ePub)

Local History British History Military

By Paul Chrystal
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Military Legacy
File Size: 88.1 MB (.epub)
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781526707680
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.

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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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 Paul Chrystal

About Paul Chrystal

Paul Chrystal was educated at the Universities of Hull and Southampton where he took degrees in Classics. He is contributor to a number of history magazines and the author of over 120 books published since 2010. He has contributed to a 6-part series for BBC2 ‘celebrating the history of some of Britain’s most iconic craft industries’. In 2019 he took over the history editorship of ‘Yorkshire Archaeological Journal’. He was part of the research team for a 2022 episode of ‘Who do you think you are?’ and is working for Mars Confectionary UK’s on their 90th anniversary in 2022. Paul is married with three children and lives near York.

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