Sir John Fisher's naval revolution /

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Author / Creator: Lambert, Nicholas A., 1967-
Format: Book
Imprint: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, [1999]
Series:Studies in maritime history.
Summary:A thorough understanding of naval policy is essential to comprehend the political, economic and social history of Great Britain before World War I. For most of the 20th century, historians have thought that British naval policy was driven by the Anglo-German arms race. After examining a prodigious quantity of primary sources, Nicholas A. Lambert concludes that Admiralty decision-making was in fact driven by factors totally unrelated to the German building programme. More important domestic considerations influenced these decisions - primarily the inability of the British state to provide sufficient money for maintaining an adequate warship building programme while meeting political demands for the creation of a national system of welfare relief.
Physical Description:xvi, 410 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-406) and index.