11: No Money, Mo Problems


The story of the interwar Royal Navy is one of trying to simply do too much with not enough resources. The financial constraints that the Royal Navy had to operate under, along with the worldwide commitments inherent with the British Empire made it a very challenging time for a navy that had insisted on being the strongest in the world. Instead of ruling the waves around the world like it had been capable of doing in earlier times, the sphere of control had to shrink. The waters around the home islands and the Mediterranean were all that could be properly controlled, elsewhere on the globe other strategies would be needed.

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