By George Franklin
Britain's Anti-Submarine power, 1919-1939 is the 1st unified research of the advance of Britain's anti-submarine potential 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 booklet demanding situations the common trust that the Royal army did not expect the specter of the U-boat within the moment global warfare.
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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. Boyd and Yoshida, Japanese Submarine Force, p. 5. Asada, Sadao, ‘The Revolt Against the Washington Treaty: The Imperial Japanese Navy and Naval Limitation, 1921–1927’, Naval War College Review, 46, 3, p. 92; cited in Boyd and Yoshida, Japanese Submarine Force, p.
One can, therefore, only justify the Chiefs of Staff (COS) committee’s argument on the grounds that, as discussed earlier, Japanese submarine doctrine dictated that they should attack warships, not trade routes. The second part of the analysis, essentially saying that the Indian Ocean was too far away from Japan to be attacked, seemingly ignored the Far Eastern successes of Kiel-based German raiders in the early part of the Great War, but was clearly applicable to submarine attack. The analysis so far has only considered the position with regard to Germany and Japan.
4. Mallett, Italian Navy. Ismay, The Memoirs of General the Lord Ismay, Lon, London, 1960. Eden, Dictators, p. 268. For example, see The Cunningham Papers, Vol. Churchill, The Second World War, Vol. 1, The Gathering Storm, Cassell, London, 1948. 27 Copyright © 2003 George Franklin 2 Organisation THE NAVAL STAFF In order to have any understanding of the process which led to major decisions about capability development, we need to have a sound understanding of the structure of the Naval Staff. 1 Leading the organisation was the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), also known as the First Sea Lord (1SL or simply ‘First’), the professional head of the navy.