The River Clyde, its shipyards, anchorages, harbours and defence installations was critical to the British war effort in two world wars. In this splendidly illustrated book Ronnie Armstrong and I tell something of the story of the Clyde and war from the dawn of recorded history – Dumbarton Castle [pictured above] is the oldest documented fortified place in Scotland- to the modern age of nuclear submarines.
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When Ronnie Armstrong and I were asked to write this book we were at first a little puzzled how to take the story beyond air-raids in the Second World War. However when we looked into the matter it became more of a problem to keep the material in check rather than finding enough.
In both World Wars Glasgow was a huge arsenal turning out weapons of war, and not just the ships that one might first think of. Tanks were produced in large numbers, aircraft, guns and bombs all came out of Glasgow as did vast quantities of men and women for the forces.
We were able to assemble a wonderful collection of photographs to complement our text and would encourage you to look at this book if you have any interest in Glasgow – we are sure you will find much to interest you.