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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


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


‘A Great Shadow Over Our “Civil Rights” ’: Fighting for the Government

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Explores segregation in the military and resistance to its abolition ever since the founding of the country and the War of Independence to President Truman's 1947 Committee on Civil Rights and well ... More


“Negotiated Surrender”: American Planning and Occupation

Ray A. Moore and Donald L. Robinson

in Partners for Democracy: Crafting the New Japanese State Under MacArthur

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151169
eISBN:
9780199833917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515116X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Describes the U.S. government's wartime (1942–1945) planning of the occupation of Japan. American planners clashed over the role of Japan's emperor in a postwar democratic nation. Joseph Grew and ... 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


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


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 Navy

Melissa T. Brown

in Enlisting Masculinity: The Construction of Gender in US Military Recruiting Advertising during the All-Volunteer Force

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842827
eISBN:
9780199933105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842827.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4 provides background material on the Navy’s culture and recruiting history, with some emphasis on the role of race, before presenting an analysis of the recruiting advertisements. Navy ... More


Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957-1999

Andrew R. Martin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812407
eISBN:
9781496812445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812407.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

“Maybe you won't like steel band. It's possible. But it's been said that the Pied Piper had a steel band helping him on his famous visit to Hamelin.” When the US Navy distributed this press release, ... 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


Envoys of abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Mary Wills

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

After Britain’s Abolition of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, a squadron of Royal Navy vessels was sent to the West Coast of Africa tasked with suppressing the thriving transatlantic slave trade. Drawing ... More


Brethren and Conformists, 1540–1565

GREGORY O’MALLEY

in The Knights Hospitaller of the English Langue 1460-1565

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253791
eISBN:
9780191719820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253791.003.09
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter looks at the careers of former brethren of the order after its dissolution in the territories of the English crown in 1540. Most brethren can be shown to have returned to England and ... More


Phoney War, Phoney Spies: September 1939–April 1940

Eunan O'Halpin

in Spying on Ireland: British Intelligence and Irish Neutrality during the Second World War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199253296
eISBN:
9780191719202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253296.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of British policy and Irish neutrality during the phoney war. It then discusses the Navy's Irish concerns, MI5's Irish problems, naval intelligence and Ireland, ... 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


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


Naval Strategies in Collision: Britain, the USA, and Japan at the Beginning of the Pacific War

Evan Mawdsley

in The Sea and the Second World War: Maritime Aspects of a Global Conflict

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781949668049
eISBN:
9781949668056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668049.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

In the 1920s and 1930s, three important visions of future naval war in the Pacific were extant: the American ORANGE war plans, the Japanese "Attrition/Interception" concept, and the British ... More


Conclusion: military professionalism

Roger B. Manning

in An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

At the end of the 17th century, it was still possible to become an officer in the English army by serving an apprenticeship in arms, but purchasing a commission became the more usual way of gaining ... 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


Distant freedom: "St Helena and the abolition of the slave trade, 1840-1872"

Andrew Pearson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781382837
eISBN:
9781781383957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382837.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book is an examination of the South Atlantic island of St Helena’s involvement in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. In the decades after 1807, British anti-slavery revolved around ... More


Disease, War, and the Imperial State: The Welfare of the British Armed Forces during the Seven Years' War

Erica Charters

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226180007
eISBN:
9780226180144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226180144.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines British responses to disease during the Seven Years War with a particular focus on the role of the state and its relationship to the welfare of the armed forces. Alongside fiscal ... More


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