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Naval Mutinies of the Twentieth Century
An International Perspective

ISBN 9780714684680
Published July 1, 2003 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

This volume brings together a set of scholarly, readable and up-to-date essays covering the most significant naval mutinies of the 20th century, including Russia (1905), Brazil (1910), Austria (1918), Germany (1918), France (1918-19), Great Britain (1931), Chile (1931), the United States (1944), India (1946), China (1949), Australia, and Canada (1949).

Each chapter addresses the causes of the mutiny in question, its long- and short-term repercussions, and the course of the mutiny itself. More generally, authors consider the state of the literature on their mutiny and examine significant historiographical issues connected with it, taking advantage of new research and new methodologies to provide something of value to both the specialist and non-specialist reader. The book provides fresh insights into issues such as what a mutiny is, what factors cause them, what navies are most susceptible to them, what responses lead to satisfactory or unsatisfactory conclusions, and how far-reaching their consequences tend to be.

Table of Contents

1.The Battleship Potemkin and its Discontents, 1905 Robert Zebroski 2.The Revolt of the Lash, 1910 Zachary R. Morgan 3. The Cattaro Mutiny, 1918 Paul G. Halpern 4. 'Red Sailors" and the Demise of the German Empire, 1918 Michael Epkenhans 5. The French Naval Mutinies, 1919 Philippe Masson 6. The HMAS Australia Mutiny, 1919, David Stevens 7. Mutiny in the Chilean Navy, 1931 William F. Sater 8. The Invergordon Mutiny, 1931 Christopher M. Bell 9. The Port Chicago Mutiny, 1944 Regina T. Akers 10. The Royal Indian Navy Mutiny, 1946 Chris Madsen 11.The "Chongqing" Mutiny and the Chinese Civil War, 1949 Bruce A. Elleman 12. The Post-War 'Incidents' in the Royal Canadian Navy, 1949 Richard H. Gimblett 13. Naval Mutinies in the 20th century and Beyond, Christopher M. Bell and Bruce A. Elleman.

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Christopher M. Bell is Associate Professor of History at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the author of Churchill and Sea Power (2012) and The Royal Navy, Seapower and Strategy between the Wars (2000), and co-editor of Naval Mutinies of the Twentieth Century: An International Perspective (2003).


'This anthology offers readers a broad spectrum of ideas and events surrounding the phenomenon of mutiny. It contains a rich yet condensed and clear collection of facts and raises interesting questions.' - War in History