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

By J D. Davies

ISBN-10: 0752470132

ISBN-13: 9780752470139

this is often the 1st ebook ever written approximately Wales' half in naval heritage. in response to large learn, it tells a compelling tale that spans approximately thousand years, from the Romans to the current. Many Welshmen - and ladies - have served in either the Royal army and the navies of alternative nations. 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 battle, either global Wars and the Falklands struggle. Britannia's Dragon tells their tales in vibrant aspect.

The army additionally did a lot to form Wales itself. town of Pembroke Dock was once created through the country's merely Royal Dockyard, whereas the growth of the coal and copper industries used to be mostly pushed by way of the army. accomplished, 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 no longer pressed males, and that relative to the scale of nationwide populations, proportionally extra Welsh seaman than English fought at Trafalgar.

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