The Elements of Imperial Defence: A Study of the geographical Features, Material Resources, Communications, and Organization of the British Empire

Aldershot, England: Gale & Polden, Ltd., 1936. Second Edition, presumed first printing. Hardcover. xv, 434 p. : ill., maps (part fold, some with color. ); 22 cm. Bibliography. All maps present. The author felt that the problem of imperial security was so vital in itself that there was need for adequate defensive arrangements. From the very nature of the political organizaition of the British Commonwealth, imperial defence could only be achieved through cooperation that provided adequate provision of those essential material resources which the proper utilization of which could only be effected by an organizaiton in will all combined to secure a coordination of effort. In this book an attempt has been made to classify the available material resources of the principal parts of the British Empire; to set out the means whereby imperial intercommunciaiton was maintained, and to indicate the main lines of the organization whereby the maximum coordinaton of effort might be secured. This was an essential work during the later interwar period, as in September 1939 Britain found itself once again at war with a German Empire. Condition: Fair. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Cover worn, soiled and scuffed. Ink notation on p. vii; Bookseller sticker inside front cover.

Keywords: British Empire, Imperial Defence, Imperial Defense, Defence Organization, Sea Communications, Wireless Telegraphy, Underwater cables. Defence Services, Imperial General Staff, Defence Forces, Strategic Materials

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