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The making of the modern admiralty : British naval policy-making 1805-1927

Author: C I Hamilton
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Cambridge military histories.
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"This is an important new history of decision-making and policy-making in the British Admiralty from Trafalgar to the aftermath of Jutland. C.I. Hamilton explores the role of technological change, the global balance of power and, in particular, of finance and the First World War in shaping decision-making and organisational development within the Admiralty. He shows that decision-making was found not so much in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C I Hamilton
ISBN: 9780521765183 0521765188
OCLC Number: 663441320
Description: x, 345 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Lord Barham's Admiralty: 1805 --
2. Admiralty reform, 1806-1835 --
3. Decision-making at the Admiralty, c.1806-1830 --
4. Admiralty administration and decision-making, c.1830-1868. The Graham Admiralty --
5. The Admiralty reformed again: context and problems, 1869-1885 --
6. Administrative and policy-making responses, c.1882 onwards --
7. Fisher and Churchill, and their successors, 1902-1917 --
8. The Naval Staff, planning and policy --
9. Lord Beatty's Admiralty --
Conclusion --
Appendix 1: First Lords, First Sea Lords and Permanent Secretaries, 1805-1927 --
Appendix 2: Acronyms and definitions.
Series Title: Cambridge military histories.
Responsibility: C.I. Hamilton.
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