Letters from Fisher to Lambert, 1915-01 - 1915-11
Scope and Contents
Subjects include: pushing reform in the Navy; Fisher's dispute with Admiral Sir Hedworth Meux [Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth]; Fisher's view on combating German submarines; his resignation as 1st Sea Lord; a letter from Admiral Sir John Jellicoe [Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet] supporting Fisher's view that more destroyers were needed and noting the danger from zeppelins; the pointlessness of an inquiry into the Dardanelles Campaign, as it would draw criticism away from Herbert Asquith [Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] and play to Winston Churchill's strengths as a speaker. Also includes a paper by Fisher on State education in the Navy (originally written in 1906) and a paper on mine-laying.
- 1915-01 - 1915-11
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The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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