Britain’s Last Invasion

Britain’s Last Invasion written by Phil Carradice and published by Pen and Sword Books.

I have read a number of books and articles written by Phil Carradice before as he writes a lot about Welsh events and parts of history, his work is always very written, clear and researched. So I looked forward to reading this piece of work and I should probably say here that I live in Fishguard and have done for the past 7 years. This event, the invasion in the grand scheme of things is a very minor event but having lived in Fishguard for a while it is actually a big deal and all the primary schools cover the event in some way.

In a nutshell a few ships landed in Fishguard with French soldiers on board, half of them gave up because they weren’t ‘proper’ soldiers and gave up. The rest were kind of hoodwinked into thinking the British force was bigger than they thought and so they all surrendered. Now this is all very well explained and we have excellent detail, I would happily recommend this to others as it is a balanced, accurate account. For an event that is not very well known nationwide it was an excellent read, and anyone new to the subject would enjoy it very much.

Check out our actual page about the Last Invasion of Britain here.

Ben Davidson

Hello, I have been studying all aspects of history for about 25 years. I have a BA History from the University of Bedfordshire. My historical areas of interest are anything really, but I specialise in 19th - 20th century Britain, America and Ireland. I am also strongly aligned with most military history, really enjoying WW2 and the US Civil War. Chuck in the king or queen and Bob's your uncle.

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