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Great Edwardian Naval Feud Richard Freemen

Great Edwardian Naval Feud von Richard Freemen

Great Edwardian Naval Feud Richard Freemen


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Great Edwardian Naval Feud Zusammenfassung

Great Edwardian Naval Feud Richard Freemen

This is the story of the clash between two gigantic personalties in the early years of the twentieth century.On one side was Admiral Lord Charles Beresford. Physically strong, courageous and hot-headed, he was the most popular admiral in the navy. Addicted to the sound of his own voice, he drew crowds of thousands whenever he spoke in public. On the other side was the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir John Fisher. Of humble origin, he had risen through hard work and genius to become the greatest naval reformer that Britain has ever known.Both men wished to be First Sea Lord. When the prize went to Fisher, Beresford determined to unseat him at any cost. He launched attacks in Parliament, he plotted with Unionist politicians, he leaked state secrets and he courted public opinion. As a popular public figure, no one dared act against him until he finally over-stepped the mark and viciously hounded a rear-admiral out of his fleet.A Cabinet inquiry followed, sitting for fifteen days. Its five members listened to Beresford's incoherent account of his eight charges. In the end, they dismissed the charges, but failed to show any warm support for either man. Fisher's resignation followed and Beresford's career came to an end.

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Richard Freemen is an author and a historian.

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GOR011741664
9781848840836
1848840837
Great Edwardian Naval Feud Richard Freemen
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Pen & Sword Books Ltd
2009-09-17
224
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