‘It’s a Case of All or None’: ‘Jacky’ Fisher’s Advice to Winston Churchill, 1911

@article{Harley2016ItsAC,
  title={‘It’s a Case of All or None’: ‘Jacky’ Fisher’s Advice to Winston Churchill, 1911},
  author={Simon L. Harley},
  journal={The Mariner's Mirror},
  year={2016},
  volume={102},
  pages={174 - 190}
}
  • S. Harley
  • Published 2 April 2016
  • History
  • The Mariner's Mirror
In October 1911 Winston Churchill was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty with a mandate to improve the Royal Navy’s readiness for war. He immediately began a correspondence with ‘Jacky’ Fisher, First Sea Lord from 1904 to 1910, and during the last three months of 1911 the two men exchanged ideas on a wide range of subjects, including senior appointments in the navy. This article examines the background to Churchill’s appointment and his approaches to Fisher. It surveys the recommendations… 

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