Theorist of Maritime Strategy: Sir Julian Corbett and His Contribution to Military and Naval Thought


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Since its publication in 1911, Sir Julian's Corbett's Some Principles of Maritime Strategy has remained a key document within naval strategic thinking. Yet despite his undoubted influence, Corbett's theories have not been subjected to scientific review and systematic comparison with other naval thinkers. In this assessment, Dr Wid(r)n has provided a fresh interpretation of Corbett's legacy and his continued relevance as a classic theorist of naval war. Both the strengths and shortcomings of Corbett's thinking are discussed ...