The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility.
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|Birth:||25th January, 1841|
|Death:||10th July, 1920|
John Arbuthnot Fisher, commonly known as Jacky or Jackie Fisher was born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). He was a British admiral. He had a huge influence on the Royal Navy in a career spanning more than 60 years. He is primarily celebrated as an innovator, strategist and developer of the navy rather than a seagoing admiral involved in major battles, although in his career he experienced all these things. When appointed First Sea Lord in 1904, he removed 150 ships then on active service which were no longer useful and set about constructing modern replacements, creating a modern fleet prepared to meet Germany during World War I. He resigned seven months later in frustration over Churchill's Gallipoli campaign, and then served as chairman of the Government's Board of Invention and Research until the end of the war. He received many honours, including Order of the Bath, Order of Merit, Royal Victorian Order, National Order of the Legion of Honour, Order of Osminieh, and Order of the Rising Sun.
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