Download e-book for iPad: Britannia's Dragon: A Naval History of Wales by J D. Davies

By J D. Davies

this can be the 1st publication ever written approximately Wales' half in naval background. in response to vast learn, 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 elements in voyages of exploration, within the navy's suppression of the slave alternate, and in naval battle from the Viking period to the Spanish Armada, within the American Civil struggle, either international Wars and the Falklands conflict. Britannia's Dragon tells their tales in brilliant aspect.

The army additionally did a lot to form Wales itself. the city of Pembroke Dock used to be created via the country's in basic terms Royal Dockyard, whereas the growth of the coal and copper industries used to be principally pushed through the army. accomplished, enlightening and provocative, Britannia's Dragon additionally explodes many myths approximately Welsh heritage, arguing that the majority Welshmen within the crusing army have been volunteers no longer pressed males, and that relative to the dimensions of nationwide populations, proportionally extra Welsh seaman than English fought at Trafalgar.

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