Sir John Fisher and the Policy of Strategic Deterrence, 1904–1908

@article{Dunley2015SirJF,
  title={Sir John Fisher and the Policy of Strategic Deterrence, 1904–1908},
  author={Richard Dunley},
  journal={War in History},
  year={2015},
  volume={22},
  pages={155 - 173}
}
  • R. Dunley
  • Published 1 April 2015
  • History
  • War in History
This article shows how Sir John Fisher, together with Edward VII, sought to use Britain’s naval strength as a tool of deterrence against Germany. By highlighting the Royal Navy’s strength and German vulnerability, they tried to convince policymakers in Berlin that war was not in German interests. This attitude underpinned much of Fisher’s naval policy and helps to explain some of his more extreme statements and actions, which have been the source of certain contradictions within the current… 

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