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

By J D. Davies

this can be the 1st ebook ever written approximately Wales' half in naval background. in accordance with broad 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 nations. Welshmen performed significant components in voyages of exploration, within the navy's suppression of the slave exchange, and in naval battle from the Viking period to the Spanish Armada, within the American Civil struggle, either international Wars and the Falklands struggle. Britannia's Dragon tells their tales in brilliant aspect.

The army additionally did a lot to form Wales itself. the city of Pembroke Dock was once created by way of the country's merely Royal Dockyard, whereas the growth of the coal and copper industries used to be mostly pushed by way of the military. finished, enlightening and provocative, Britannia's Dragon additionally explodes many myths approximately Welsh historical past, arguing that almost all Welshmen within the crusing army 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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