John Brooks (Naval Historian)

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John Brooks is a British scholar and historian of the modern era who has written extensively on technical subjects of fire control in the Dreadnought Era.

In earning his doctorate at King's College, London, Brooks applied an engineer's eye to the systems which Prof. Sumida had compared, and found reason to revisit and contradict many of the conclusions in Sumida's influential works.

In a dissertation and Dreadnought Gunnery and the Battle of Jutland: The Question of Fire Control, Brooks provided his arguments that the Dreyer Fire Control Table was not the deficient and plagiaristic system which had been supposed by many.

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