Brownrigg, Rear-Admiral Sir Douglas.


1st.ed., 1920. Xi + 280 pp., frontis + 11 other photo-plates. Blue cloth; gilt. 22 x 15cm. V.G. Signed & inscribed: "P. W. Brock. Navigation School, H. M. Dockyard, Portsmouth." (Later Rear-Admiral Patrick ‘Canada’ Brock, R.N., WWII and Korean War decorated cruiser captain). The author served for 4½ years as Chief Censor at the Admiralty during WWI. Having served in the Royal Navy from 1881 to 1913, Admiral Brownrigg was recalled to take up this vital Admiralty post when the need for the establishment of naval censorship became apparent in 1914. Against the background of his work, the author describes the battles of Coronel, Falklands and Jutland ; the mysterious death of Lord Kitchener lost at sea ; the raid on Zeebrugge ; etc. He also explains the organization surrounding visitors to the Grand Fleet ; the work of the naval war artists ; censoring naval letters ; the use of wireless and war news ; pressmen from Allied countries ; and many other aspects in the complex need to ensure that secret and confidential information did not fall into enemy hands. NAVAL CENSORSHIP DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR. ADMIRAL BROCK’S COPY.

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