The triumphalist, almost hagiographic, strand of British naval historiography commonplace in the nineteenth century seems to be Gorrochategui's target, and it is true that in 1899 no less an authority than Julian Corbett
praised Wingfield's account and exonerated Drake (Corbett, Drake and the Tudor Navy [reprint ed., New York: Burt Franklin, 1965]) However, Corbett also stated bluntly that the expedition "ended...
Mahan appears in the text several times, although the Briton Julian Corbett
Among their topics are fashioning imperial Canadians: the Royal Military College of Canada 1874-1900, Sir Julian Corbett
and the teaching of strategy in the Royal Navy before 1914, South Africa and the making of military officers 1902-48, the spirit of an air force: learning about air power 1919-49, the British and Indian Army staff colleges during the interwar years, and from imperial to nationalist Canadians: the impact of the Second World War on Canadian Army staff education.
Those privileged to work within the halls of the Naval War College and its Royal Navy counterpart will not be surprised to find that great maritime strategists, notably Alfred Thayer Mahan and Julian Corbett
, deserve places of prominence as theorists of grand strategy.
Author Anthony Cumming (winner of the University of London's Julian Corbett
Prize for Research in Modern Naval History) challenges the view that the Battle of Britain was a decisive victory won solely by the Royal Air Force through independent airpower operations.
For a dictionary to unveil themes evident in more specialized studies of sea power, such as N.A.M Rodger's multi-volume A Naval History of Britain and the works of Sir Julian Corbett
, is quite an achievement.
During the first, students read classic works by Carl von Clausewitz, Julian Corbett
, Antoine Henri Jomini, Thucydides, Sun Tzu, Alfred Thayer Mahan, and so forth, exploring the foundations of military theory and analyzing the decision-making process with regard to strategy.
The author sets the conditions initially by examining and analyzing the thoughts of theorists (Antoine Henri Jomini, Julian Corbett
, and Basil Liddell Hart) and scholars (Raymond Aron, Peter Paret, and W.B.
The second course of study, Strategy and War (S&W), views various periods of history, tying military theorists like Alfred Thayer Mahan and Sir Julian Corbett
. The last course of study is Joint Military Operations (JMO), which focuses on the cooperation and strategy of successful operations, focusing on using common "joint" terms.
Cumming, winner of the University of London's Julian Corbett
Prize for Research in Modern Naval History, argues that the Royal Navy deserves greater recognition for its role in the Battle of Britain, especially for its actions against Operation Sea Lion(the planned invasion)and its ability to defend itself against the Luftwaffe's air attacks.
Sir Julian Corbett
's maritime strategy is the model for Space Warfare, but Klein also draws frequently from other strategists such as Carl von Clausewitz, Henri Jomini, and Mao Tse-tung for critical aspects of his strategy.
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