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Franco-British naval cooperation at the Dardanelles, 1914-1916, new friends, old enemies, eternal rivals? (2017)
Journal Article
Martin, C., Préneuf, J. D., & Vaisset, T. (2017). Franco-British naval cooperation at the Dardanelles, 1914-1916, new friends, old enemies, eternal rivals?. British Journal of Military History, 3(3), 122-147

This paper considers the factors needed for a success to have been made of joint Franco-British naval operations during the Dardanelles campaign of 1915 and 1916. It does so by examining the importance of: joint decision making at all levels of the c... Read More

The UK as a medium maritime power in the 21st century: Logistics for influence (2016)
Book
Martin, C. (2016). The UK as a medium maritime power in the 21st century: Logistics for influence. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-01237-1

This book argues that the UK, as a post-modern globalised state, will require means to have influence over events and opponents that threaten the UK's interests in the 21st century, and that its means is the Royal Navy. However, unlike other studies,... Read More

The Complexity of Strategy : "Jackie" Fisher and the Trouble with Submarines (2011)
Journal Article
Martin, C. (2011). The Complexity of Strategy : "Jackie" Fisher and the Trouble with Submarines. Journal of Military History, 75(2), 441-470

By utilising original memoranda, letters, and notes, this article illustrates the destabilising effect that new technology can have on naval strategic thinking. Correspondence between Admiral Sir "Jackie" Fisher, the Unionist Prime Minister A. J. Bal... Read More

Un nouveau regard sur les mutations de la Royal Navy au debut du XXe siecle (2009)
Journal Article
Martin, C. (2008). Un nouveau regard sur les mutations de la Royal Navy au debut du XXe siecle. Revue historique des armees, 257, 44-58

The interpretation of changes in the British naval instrument in the early twentieth century has been thoroughly renewed in the last twenty years. The decisive action of Admiral Fisher, First Sea Lord from 1904 to 1910, has been reconsidered, the emp... Read More

The Declaration of London: a matter of operational capability (2008)
Journal Article
Martin, C. (2009). The Declaration of London: a matter of operational capability. Historical research : the bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, 82(218), 731-755. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2281.2008.00462.x

The Declaration of London (1909) has proven problematic for historians. The standard historiography has it that the first sea lord, Admiral Sir John Fisher, allowed the Declaration to be negotiated only because he intended to tear it up, along with a... Read More

'Future Threats, Future Carriers' (2008)
Journal Article
Martin, C. (2008). 'Future Threats, Future Carriers'. Defence management journal, 79 - 85

Defence Management Journal

The 1907 Naval War Plans and the second Hague peace conference: a case of propaganda (2005)
Journal Article
Martin, C. (2005). The 1907 Naval War Plans and the second Hague peace conference: a case of propaganda. Journal of Strategic Studies, 28(5), (833-856). doi:10.1080/01402390500393993. ISSN 0140-2390

The phenomenon of mutual sea denial had rendered offensive naval actions such as commercial blockade impossible in the narrow seas around Europe. Consequently, the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir John Fisher, abandoned commercial blockade for the safer o... Read More