' CHAPTER I - THE MILITARY EFFORT
ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE = ROYAL NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE = YEOMANRY - ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY - HEAVY BATTERIES - ROYAL ENGINEERS - THE GLOUCESTERS = ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS - ROYAL AIR FORCE - NATIONAL RESERVE - VOLUNTEERS = UNIVERSITY OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS - NO. 3 OFFICER CADET BATTALION - ARMY CHAPLAINS - UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL - CLIFTON COLLEGE - BRISTOL GRAMMAR SCHOOL - MERCHANT VENTURERS' TECHNICAL COLLEGE - VICTORIA CROSS WINNERS - COAST WATCHING - THE REMOUNT DEPOT, SHIREHAMPTON - THE WOMEN'S SERVICES - WAR PENSIONS.
THE general war effort put forth by Bristol was, in proportion to the size of the city, of huge dimensions. In many ways, the chief of which are described in this volume, Bristol played a vital part in bringing about the victorious conclusion of the war. The most direct contribution to victory made by Bristol, however, was her actual military effort; for Bristol men in large numbers participated not only in the titanic struggle on the Western Front, but in all the far-flung campaigns which eventually brought about the downfall of the Central Powers and their hangers-on, including the Turks.
It was fitting also that large numbers of men from this ancient and famous Port did splendid service in the Navy, riot only at the Battle of Jutland and lesser sea fights, but in carrying out the thousand and one humdrum but not less arduous tasks which the Senior Service was called upon to tackle. Bristol has always provided recruits for the Royal Marines, and during the war made handsome contributions to the amphibious service. '
Back to the Top
Copyright © Ambra Books 2003. All rights reserved.