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The Royal Navy and the German Threat, 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany

Matthew S. Seligmann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199574032
eISBN:
9780191741432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574032.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This book examines the way in which the prospect of a wartime German assault on British seaborne commerce influenced the development of British naval policy in the run up to the First World War. It ... More


Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies 1660-1830

Mark Harrison

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577736
eISBN:
9780191595196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577736.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines the consequences of commercial and imperial expansion for British medicine between roughly 1660 and 1830. It pays particular attention to the development of medical ideas and ... More


Fleet Mobility Tactical Development, 1945–1953

Peter V. Nash

in The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval Policy, 1900–1953

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033679
eISBN:
9780813038711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033679.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the tactical aspects of logistic support as both the Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy realigned their command structures and operating fleets to meet existing obligations and ... More


Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War

Matthew S. Seligmann

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261505
eISBN:
9780191718618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261505.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Why did the British government declare war on Germany in August 1914? Was it because Germany posed a threat to British national security? Today many prominent historians would argue that this was not ... More


Old Friends New Enemies: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945

Arthur J. Marder, Mark Jacobsen, and John Horsfield

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201502
eISBN:
9780191674907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201502.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This first account of the Royal Navy in the Pacific War is a companion volume to Arthur Marder's Old Friends, New Enemies: Strategic Illusions, 1936–1941. Picking up the story at the nadir of British ... More


The Royal Navy and the British Empire

Barry M. Gough

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0021
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The corpus of writing on the subject of the interrelationship between naval and Imperial history previously has been confined to two branches. However, Arthur J. Marder and Gerald S. Graham ... More


Franco-British Naval Rivalry and the Crisis of the Monarchy, 1759–1789*

Olivier Chaline

in The Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: France from Old Regime to Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265383
eISBN:
9780191760433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265383.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Did the immense investment in the French Navy in the context of the crisis of the monarchy outstrip the financial resources of the État royal, thus being a major cause or even the principal cause of ... More


Sunset Over Fujiyama

Arthur J. Marder

in Old Friends New Enemies: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201502
eISBN:
9780191674907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201502.003.0017
Subject:
History, Military History

The first section of this chapter describes the final phase of the British Pacific Fleet assault on Japan. It discusses the air strikes against an undefended Japan, the difficulties of refuelling at ... More


The Services and War Planning in the Thermonuclear Era, 1955–1956

Martins S. Navias

in Nuclear Weapons and British Strategic Planning, 1955–1958

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277545
eISBN:
9780191684180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277545.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter seeks to outline Army and Navy perceptions of their roles and required capabilities in the thermonuclear era as they expressed themselves during the Eden administration. It discusses the ... More


Albion's coast is sick

Mark Harrison

in Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies 1660-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577736
eISBN:
9780191595196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577736.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 11 examines the career of the naval physician Thomas Trotter, who claimed that two‐thirds of the population were suffering the ill‐effects of luxury and nervous over‐stimulation. He believed ... More


Maritime Connections

Stephen Conway

in Britain, Ireland, and Continental Europe in the Eighteenth Century: Similarities, Connections, Identities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199210855
eISBN:
9780191725111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210855.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter begins by exporing the European orientation of the Royal Navy and a great deal of British and Irish merchant shipping. The focus then turns to maritime towns and cities, where seafarers ... More


Escape from Hong Kong: Admiral Chan Chak's Christmas-Day Dash, 1941

Tim Luard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083763
eISBN:
9789882209312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083763.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

On 25 December 1941, the day of Hong Kong's surrender to the Japanese, Admiral Chan Chak—the Chinese government's chief agent in Hong Kong—and more than 60 Chinese and British intelligence, naval, ... More


The Road to the Java Sea

Arthur J. Marder

in Old Friends New Enemies: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201502
eISBN:
9780191674907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201502.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

The first section of this chapter discusses the British grand strategy, the British Service Chiefs' and Churchill's view of the situation, Churchill's desire for an immediate counter-offensive, the ... More


Fleet Sustainability and Its Effect on Auxiliary Ship Design

Peter V. Nash

in The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval Policy, 1900–1953

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033679
eISBN:
9780813038711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033679.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Many of these postwar logistic challenges were difficult to address because there was limited precedent and scarce resources available to resolve them. The Royal Navy in particular faced a pressing ... More


A Son of Two Fathers

Bertram Wyatt-Brown

in The House of Percy: Honor, Melancholy, and Imagination in a Southern Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109825
eISBN:
9780199854240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109825.003.0003
Subject:
History, Family History

On November 8, 1770, Robert Percy, eight years old, was registered as a volunteer in H.M.S. Canceux, an eighteenth-century term even for one so young. Charles Percy may have accompanied him. Robert ... More


“The Flag That Sets Us Free”: Antislavery, Africans, and the Royal Navy in the Western Indian Ocean

Lindsay Goulton

in Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300163872
eISBN:
9780300166460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300163872.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 6 argues that, even though the British authored many self-congratulatory accounts of their efforts to free slaves, recent scholarship shows that, for many slaves, freedom was an unachievable ... More


Prayers

Matthew S. Seligmann

in Rum, Sodomy, Prayers, and the Lash Revisited: Winston Churchill and Social Reform in the Royal Navy, 1900-1915

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198759973
eISBN:
9780191820489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759973.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The Edwardian Navy had a pronounced Anglican ethos. Three quarters of its sailors were members of the Church of England, as were all of its chaplains. If there was, thus, ample spiritual provision ... More


Conclusion

Peter V. Nash

in The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval Policy, 1900–1953

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033679
eISBN:
9780813038711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033679.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter draws some conclusions that place the key period between 1945 and 1953 into context, particularly in terms of its enduring legacy upon future developments for mobile logistic support. ... More


Antislavery and Empire: Paradoxes of Liberation in the Western Indian Ocean

Matthew S. Hopper

in Slaves of One Master: Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300192018
eISBN:
9780300213928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192018.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines British antislavery policy in the Indian Ocean, focusing particularly on the lives of enslaved Africans who were “freed” by the Royal Navy, and it illustrates how their lives ... More


The Victualling Board's Shipping, 1755–1762

David Syrett

in Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Years War: The Sails of Victory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859897860
eISBN:
9781781380710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897860.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explains the role of the British Victualling Board in securing victory in the Seven Years' War. A subordinate of the British Admiralty, the Victualling Board aimed to procure and ... More


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