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The late Victorian Navy : the pre-dreadnought era and the origins of the First World War

Author: Roger Parkinson
Publisher: Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A reappraisal of the late Victorian Navy, the so-called `Dark Ages', showing how the period was crucial to the emergence of new technology defined by steel and electricity.

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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Parkinson
ISBN: 9781843833727 1843833727
OCLC Number: 220001679
Description: x, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Perceptions of Strategy in the Victorian Era --
Ch. 2. Strategic Realities of the 1880s --
Ch. 3. Naval Defence Act --
Ch. 4. Evolution of Technology and Ships in the 'Dark Ages' of the Victorian Navy --
Ch. 5. 'New' Navies as a Consequence of the Naval Defence Act --
Ch. 6. Technology Change and the Emergence of a Cruiser Battleship Navy --
Ch. 7. 'A Lantern on the Stern' --
App. A. European Naval Strengths, 1 December 1894 --
App. B. Cruiser Strengths of the Major Naval Powers, 1885-1907.
Responsibility: Roger Parkinson.

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A comprehensive survey of its subject [offering] a scholarly but very readable analysis of a vital period in the development of the Royal Navy. [...] The author's research is impeccable. NAVAL Read more...

 
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