By J D. Davies

this can be the 1st publication ever written approximately Wales' half in naval background. in keeping 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 military and the navies of different 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 warfare, either global Wars and the Falklands struggle. Britannia's Dragon tells their tales in bright element.

The army additionally did a lot to form Wales itself. town of Pembroke Dock was once created by means of the country's basically Royal Dockyard, whereas the growth of the coal and copper industries was once mostly pushed through the army. finished, enlightening and provocative, Britannia's Dragon additionally explodes many myths approximately Welsh historical past, 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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