Intelligence Information and the 1909 Naval Scare: The Secret Foundations of a Public Panic

@article{Seligmann2010IntelligenceIA,
  title={Intelligence Information and the 1909 Naval Scare: The Secret Foundations of a Public Panic},
  author={Matthew S. Seligmann},
  journal={War in History},
  year={2010},
  volume={17},
  pages={37 - 59}
}
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 extra battleships for the Royal Navy. By examining the intelligence information that lay behind the Admiralty’s claims that Germany had secretly ordered warships in advance of its programme and was covertly collecting materials for their rapid construction, this article contests this view. It… 
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