One of the ironies of military and naval history is that the men who are effective in building and providing for fleet readiness in peacetime are doomed to obscurity, while wartime leaders are acknowledged as heroes and assured of a niche in history.
Higgins, Maria S.
"Winston S. Churchill's Legacy to the Royal Navy, 1911-1915,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 27
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol27/iss6/8