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Lieutenant-Colonel Delmé-Radcliffe's report on the 1906 eruption of Vesuvius, Italy : Some further comments and some corrections of an historical nature
The report on the 1906 eruption of Vesuvius by Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Delme-Radcliffe was reproduced with comments in a 2007 edition of this journal. This article supplies additional detailsExpand
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Naval History by Conspiracy Theory: The British Admiralty before the First World War and the Methodology of Revisionism
Abstract Revisionist interpretations of British naval policy in the Fisher era claim that an elaborate smokescreen was created to hide the Royal Navy’s real policies; while documents showing the trueExpand
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Evolution or Revolution? British Naval Policy in the Fisher Era
Abstract This article outlines recent trends in the scholarship on the Royal Navy in the years preceding the outbreak of the First World War. It explains the evolution of the historiography on theExpand
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The Public Perspective
As has been described in the previous chapter, the dynamic for the development of official attitudes to southern Africa was one based closely upon the structure and internal workings of a number ofExpand
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The Commercial Perspective
In the aftermath of the Jameson raid and the Kruger telegram, Marschall, capitalizing on the widespread public satisfaction with the government, outlined in a boisterous speech to the Reichstag hisExpand
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Failing to Prepare for the Great War? The Absence of Grand Strategy in British War Planning before 1914
It is a commonplace that the Royal Navy entered the Great War intending to strangle the German economy through a strategy of blockade. This was not so. Prior to 1912 blockade was mainly seen as aExpand
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Intelligence Information and the 1909 Naval Scare: The Secret Foundations of a Public Panic
Many contemporary historians, echoing the views of the radical critics of the day, believe that the 1909 naval scare was a fabricated panic designed to bounce Asquith’s government into ordering extraExpand
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The Royal Navy and the German Threat 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany
Introduction 1. Handelskrieg gegen England: German Plans to attack British Commerce in an Anglo-German War 2. Uncovering the Plan: British Intelligence on German Intentions 3. The Dawn of theExpand
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A prelude to the reforms of Admiral Sir John Fisher: the creation of the Home Fleet, 1902–3
During 1902 and 1903 the Admiralty progressively reorganized its forces in home waters. A heterogeneous collection of scattered, inefficient and partially manned vessels that rarely went to seaExpand
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