By George Franklin
Britain's Anti-Submarine potential, 1919-1939 is the 1st unified learn of the improvement of Britain's anti-submarine strength among the armistice in 1919 and the onset of the second one international German submarine assault on Britain's maritime alternate in 1939. good researched and but accessibly written, this publication demanding situations the common trust that the Royal military didn't expect the specter of the U-boat within the moment global battle.
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Italy’s status at the end of the First World War, and its contribution to the Versailles debates, placed it unequivocally as a friend of the United Kingdom. Mussolini’s dramatic rise to power ruffled some feathers in London, but the Foreign Office’s collective eye remained firmly fixed on Japan. Furthermore, Mussolini lost little time in declaring his friendship, and, whatever retrospective value one puts on his promises, there was at the time little reason to think they were anything other than genuine.
PRO CAB 4/26, CID 1368-B, Protection of Seaborne Trade, p. 7. PRO CAB 2/7, 326th meeting of the CID, 2 June 1938. PRO CAB 4/26, CID 1318-B, Defence Against Submarine Attack, March 1937, p. 1. , p. 3. 26 Copyright © 2003 George Franklin STRATEGY 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 PRO CAB 16/112, DRC paper 33, Naval Defence Requirements, submitted by CNS in Oct. 1935. PRO CAB 4/26, CID 1368-B, Protection of Seaborne Trade, pp. 2, 16. See Robert Mallett, The Italian Navy and Fascist Expansionism, 1935–1940, Frank Cass, London, 1998, pp.
The Commander-in-Chief of the former was, before the emergence of the German threat, free to concentrate on some rather theoretical studies of the way a future war might be fought. The Commander-in-Chief of the latter, who would carry the responsibility for war with Japan, would have been much more focused on preparation for a very possible conflict against a very tangible enemy. The reader will therefore notice, particularly in Chapter 6, differences between the approaches of the incumbents of the 17 Copyright © 2003 George Franklin BRITAIN’S ANTI-SUBMARINE CAPABILITY, 1919–1939 two posts.