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“Their Lordships Regret That …”: Admiralty Perceptions of and Responses to Allegations of Lower Deck Disquiet

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Author(s): Rowe, Laura
Rowe, Laura - “Their Lordships Regret That …”: Admiralty Perceptions of and Responses to Allegations of Lower Deck Disquiet Keywords: 1917 Loyal Appeal | Battle Squadrons | Board of Admiralty | Pre-war | Royal Navy (RN) ISFWWS-Keywords: Britain | Naval Warfare | Economy | Society | Politics Abstract: By its very nature 'unrest' is both a symptom and the cause of the disease. It can only be detected once it has actually occurred, and moves, if unchecked, from the invisible to the disastrous in a comparatively short space of time. The maj…

Counting Unrest: Physical Manifestations of Unrest and Their Relationship to Admiralty Perception

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Author(s): Rowe, Laura
Rowe, Laura - Counting Unrest: Physical Manifestations of Unrest and Their Relationship to Admiralty Perception Keywords: Board of Admiralty | Naval Discipline Act (NDA) ISFWWS-Keywords: Naval Warfare | Britain | Home fronts | Society Abstract: By mid-1917 the Board of Admiralty had received a number of worrying reports about unrest amongst the men, as a result of which they launched a number of enquiries to investigate the extent of the problem. The conclusions Their Lordships drew were ambiguous in a number of r…