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Defence and Imperial Disunity

Peter Burroughs

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Safeguarding a global Empire posed British governments with intractable problems and agonizing choices throughout the nineteenth century. In addition to balancing the often-conflicting demands of ... More


Imperial Defence

David Killingray

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/9780198205661.003.0022
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Empires are gained by force and need to be maintained by force, and it was ever so true with the British Empire. The term ‘Imperial defence’ gained a specific meaning in the last decades of the 19th ... More


‘Deceptive Might’: Imperial Defence and Security, 1900–1968

ANTHONY CLAYTON

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205647
eISBN:
9780191676727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the Imperial defence of the British Empire. It is specifically devoted to the defence of the Empire before the Second World War and the revolution in technology that occurred ... More


A Third British Empire? The Dominion Idea in Imperial Politics  

JOHN DARWIN

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205647
eISBN:
9780191676727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the critical question of Dominion loyalty and the place of the Dominions within the British Imperial system. In the 20th century, the cohesion of the British Imperial system ... More


From “Outsiders” to “Insiders”: Industry and the Rehabilitation of the Supply Planning Framework

Christopher W. Miller

in Planning and Profits: British Naval Armaments Manufacture and the Military Industrial Complex, 1918-1941

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940667
eISBN:
9781786944412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940667.003.0005
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter covers the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931, and the impact it had upon British defence. It discusses the government’s understanding of ‘defensive deficiencies’ and the measures ... More


Structural Changes, from the Ministry of Munitions to the Principal Supply Officers Committee, 1918–1927

Christopher W. Miller

in Planning and Profits: British Naval Armaments Manufacture and the Military Industrial Complex, 1918-1941

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940667
eISBN:
9781786944412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940667.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explains the structure of the armaments industry, and outlines the development of the supply planning framework from WWI to the establishment of the Principal Supply Officers Committee ... More


Later Rearmament and War Supply Organisation, 1937–1941

Christopher W. Miller

in Planning and Profits: British Naval Armaments Manufacture and the Military Industrial Complex, 1918-1941

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940667
eISBN:
9781786944412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940667.003.0010
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter looks at rearmament itself, and argues that the transition towards wartime levels of production was not as smooth as it ought to have been given the circumstances. It looks at the role ... More


Conclusion

David G. Morgan-Owen

in The Fear of Invasion: Strategy, Politics, and British War Planning, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198805199
eISBN:
9780191843297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805199.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter reflects upon the evolution and formation of strategy in Britain from the late nineteenth century down to 1914. It examines the activities of both services and their shortcomings, but ... More


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