Britannia's Dragon: A Naval History of Wales by J D. Davies

By J D. Davies

this is often the 1st ebook ever written approximately Wales' half in naval historical past. in keeping with huge study, it tells a compelling tale that spans approximately thousand years, from the Romans to the current. Many Welshmen - and girls - have served in either the Royal army and the navies of alternative international locations. Welshmen performed significant components in voyages of exploration, within the navy's suppression of the slave exchange, and in naval conflict from the Viking period to the Spanish Armada, within the American Civil conflict, either global Wars and the Falklands struggle. Britannia's Dragon tells their tales in bright element.

The military additionally did a lot to form Wales itself. town of Pembroke Dock was once created through the country's in basic terms Royal Dockyard, whereas the growth of the coal and copper industries was once principally pushed by means of the army. finished, enlightening and provocative, Britannia's Dragon additionally explodes many myths approximately Welsh background, arguing that the majority Welshmen within the crusing military have been volunteers now not pressed males, and that relative to the dimensions of nationwide populations, proportionally extra Welsh seaman than English fought at Trafalgar.

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