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By George Franklin

Britain's Anti-Submarine power, 1919-1939 is the 1st unified examine of the improvement of Britain's anti-submarine potential among the armistice in 1919 and the onset of the second one global German submarine assault on Britain's maritime alternate in 1939. good researched and but accessibly written, this e-book demanding situations the common trust that the Royal army did not count on the specter of the U-boat within the moment global battle.

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Into this scene of established and senior branches came the new, junior and slightly quirky anti-submarine expert. For the first few years no qualified antisubmarine officer was senior enough to be part of the Staff decision process, so their corner was fought by torpedo specialists, but as time progressed qualified anti-submarine men entered the debates. In the normal course of things the anti-submarine man would have lobbied for greater and greater provision for his discipline, but what actually happened was that, having as they did to fight the more senior branches for influence, A/S specialists tended to emphasise the effectiveness of their equipment.

2. PRO CAB 4/26, CID 1323-B, Review of Imperial Defence by the Chiefs of Staff, May 1937, p. 7. 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.

PRO CAB 16/109, DRC paper 20, dated 24 Feb. 1934, Foreign Office notes about situation in the Far East. Marder, Old Friends, New Enemies, p. 6. PRO CAB 5/4, CID 176C, 28 July 1922. Beatty to de Robeck, 11 Apr. 1923, enclosing copy of Admiralty letter M0421/23 of 19 Apr. 1923, de Robeck papers, cited in Roskill, Naval Policy, Vol. 1, p. 354. Roskill, Naval Policy, Vol. 1, p. 409. PRO CAB 4/21, CID 1055B. For a discussion of the planned and actual use of Japanese submarines, see Carl Boyd and Akihiko Yoshida, The Japanese Submarine Force and World War II, Airlife and Naval Institute Press, Shrewsbury, 1996.

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