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Ep. 15: Andrew Lambert on Julian Corbett
School of WarFeb 1, 2022
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Andrew Lambert, Laughton Professor of Naval History in the Department of War Studies at King's College, London, joins the show to discuss British strategist Julian Corbett and his vision of seapower at the turn of the 20th century.


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  • 01:37 - Introduction 
  • 02:02 - The British Empire during the 19th and 20th centuries
  • 04:43 - Corbett as a lawyer, novelist, and strategist
  • 09:05 - The Boer War and the future of the British Empire 
  • 13:26 - Corbett’s education on the principals of British power
  • 16:12 - Britain’s power on land versus at sea 
  • 19:04 - British power in the Mediterranean 
  • 22:30 - How Corbett differentiates himself from Alfred Mahan
  • 28:14 - The principles at the core of Corbett’s strategy 
  • 35: 56 - Maritime strategy throughout history
  • 37:29 - An argument for a continental strategy  
  • 41:28 - What Corbett envisioned during World War I 
  • 51:43 - How Corbett’s ideas apply to British and American military strategy today