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The Imperial Maritime League: British Navalism, Conflict, and the Radical Right, c.1907-1920

Fleming, Neil ORCID: (2016) The Imperial Maritime League: British Navalism, Conflict, and the Radical Right, c.1907-1920. War in History, 23 (3). pp. 296-322. ISSN 0968-3445

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This article revises previous interpretations of the Imperial Maritime League, and adds new detail to our understanding of Edwardian patriotic leagues, by highlighting the relevance of radical right ideology. A product of division in the Navy League, the Imperial Maritime League channelled extra-parliamentary sentiment into specific navalist causes, and worked closely with likeminded newspaper editors and naval officers to challenge the Unionist leadership, Admiralty, and Navy League. The new league was ultimately undermined by British victory in the naval race, and the Navy League’s preparedness to react positively to the challenge of a new navalist league.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Royal Navy, pressure groups, conservatism, Admiral John Fisher, Edwardian politics
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Humanities
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Copyright Info: Open Access article
Depositing User: Karol Kosinski
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 07:35
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 04:00

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