The Writing of Naval History

By L. G. Carr Laughton , published February 1924


Carr Laughton elaborates on his view that at the time of writing, February1924, the recording of naval history was in need of a more methodical approach. The following quote by his father exemplifies the approach he advocated:

“to trace the course of events to their origin, to distinguish the causes which have led to success or to failure, and to examine into the influences which have, at different periods, rendered different countries powerful by sea”.

He suggests a number of solutions, including a thorough history of the Navy based on a compilation of ‘monographs’ from acknowledged historians.

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Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Navies

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