Britain and the Mine, 1900–1915

Culture, Strategy and International Law

Authors: Dunley, Richard

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  • Examines the contradictory and contested relationship between Britain and the mine in the early twentieth century Fills an important gap in the historiography of mine warfare
  • Engages directly with the relationship between military necessity and international law
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This book examines Britain’s complex relationship with the mine in the years 1900-1915. The development of mine warfare represented a unique mix of challenges and opportunities for Britain in the years before the First World War. The mine represented the antithesis of British maritime culture in material form, and attempts were made to limit its use under international law. At the same time, mine warfare offered the Royal Navy a solution to its most difficult strategic problem. Richard Dunley explores the contested position occupied by the mine in the attitudes of British policy makers, and in doing so sheds new light on the overlapping worlds of culture, strategy and international law.  

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Richard Dunley is Principal Records Specialist at the National Archives, UK. His previous publications examine British defence, strategic and foreign policy in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Britain and the Mine, 1900–1915
Book Subtitle
Culture, Strategy and International Law
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72820-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72820-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72819-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10270-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 317
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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