27 DECEMBER 1919, Page 19

Records. By Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher. (Hodder and

Stoughton. 21s. net.)—Lord Fisher's new book is a collection of reminiscences and old papers of varying dates, with some pungent criticisms of the Admiralty's war policy at the close. Lord Fisher touches on many subjects, more or less at random, and the reader is left to form his own idea of what Lord Fisher would like to do, here and now, with the Navy. If a paper of 1902 on naval education gives the author's present view, it has not been confirmed by experience. The tradition that naval officers should be caught very young is nearly obsolete, despite Lord Fisher.