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

By J D. Davies

this can be the 1st e-book ever written approximately Wales' half in naval historical past. in accordance with large 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 nations. Welshmen performed significant components 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 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. town of Pembroke Dock was once created via the country's merely Royal Dockyard, whereas the growth of the coal and copper industries was once principally pushed by means of the military. complete, 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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