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The jeune école : the strategy of the weak

Author: Arne Roksund
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
Series: History of warfare, vol. 43.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The jeune ecole represents a school of maritime strategy dealing with the dilemmas of the weaker power. This book presents a new interpretation of the jeune ecole based on hitherto unexploited  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arne Roksund
ISBN: 9789004157231 9004157239
OCLC Number: 126231281
Description: xviii, 242 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements .. viiIntroduction .. ixChapter One The Theoretical Foundation of the Jeune Ecole .. 1The Predecessor of the Jeune Ecole .. 1Strategic Assessment .. 7Commercial Warfare .. 13Raiding the Enemy's Sea Lines of Communication .. 13Bombardment of the Enemy's Coast .. 21The Jeune Ecole and International Law .. 24The Critics of the Jeune Ecole .. 24International Law Incompatible with War .. 27Limited War or Total War-Impacts on Military Thinking .. 35From Cabinet War to the Wars of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars .. 38The American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War .. 45Summary .. 50Chapter Two The Jeune Ecole in Office .. 53Strategic Assessment .. 53Verifying the Excellence of the Torpedo Boats .. 63Rapprochement between Aube and the Council of Admiralty .. 77Summary .. 81Chapter Three The Legacy of the Jeune Ecole .. 85The Strategic Outlook of the French Navy up to the Fashoda Crisis .. 86The Disciples of Aube .. 97Total War and International Law .. 98The Potential Enemies .. 100The Naval Programme of the Heirs .. 105 The Return of the Jeune Ecole to Power .. 109The Jeune Ecole and the Staff College .. 111From Lockroy's First Period as Minister of Marine to the Fashoda Crisis .. 130Summary .. 137Chapter Four The Fashoda Crisis and the Development of a Modern Navy .. 143Confrontation Between France and Great Britain .. 143Italy, the Perfect Enemy .. 156After Fashoda .. 161Lanessan's Analysis .. 161The Reform .. 165Summary .. 174Chapter Five The Revitalisation of the Jeune Ecole .. 177Changing Alliances among the European Powers .. 177The Submarine and the Jeune Ecole .. 189The Pelletan Regime .. 213Summary .. 221Conclusion .. 225Appendix: Ministers of Marine 1870-1914 .. 231Bibliography .. 233Index .. 239
Series Title: History of warfare, vol. 43.
Responsibility: by Arne Roksund.
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