The Myth of a Naval Revolution by Proxy: Lord Fisher’s Influence on Winston Churchill’s Naval Policy, 1911–1914

@article{Bell2015TheMO,
  title={The Myth of a Naval Revolution by Proxy: Lord Fisher’s Influence on Winston Churchill’s Naval Policy, 1911–1914},
  author={C. M. Bell},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={38},
  pages={1024 - 1044}
}
  • C. M. Bell
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Strategic Studies
  • Abstract Revisionist historians have argued that in July 1914 Britain’s First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, was preparing to implement a ‘Naval Revolution’ based on radical ideas they attribute to Admiral Sir John Fisher. This article examines Fisher’s influence on Churchill in 1911–14. By subjecting the revisionist argument to rigorous scrutiny, it demonstrates that Churchill did not embrace either ‘flotilla defence’ or the ‘battlecruiser concept’, the two central components of… CONTINUE READING
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