Naval History Magazine - August 2008 Volume 22, Number 4

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Cover Story
1968—From a Distance

As we look back 40 years, books and documentaries tell us that 1968 was one of the most divisive years in the United States in the 20th century....


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On Our Scope


In this issue of Naval History we're commemorating the anniversaries of two significant events in U.S. Navy history—...

Historic Aircraft
Flying Whales Part 1: Over the Sea

Edward "Ed" Heinemann must be recognized as history's outstanding...

A British View of the Naval War of 1812
When considering the War of 1812, many Americans focus on the U.S. Navy's stirring victories over the Royal Navy in frigate duels....
'Halsey Knows the Straight Story'
According to the official version, Marine Major General Charles Barrett accidently fell to his death after meetings at Vice Admiral...

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Looking Back
1968—From a Distance

As we look back 40 years, books and documentaries tell us that 1968 was one of the most...

In Contact

'The Atlantic Campaign'

(See pp. 12-36, June 2008 Naval History)

Rear Admiral Norman C. Venzke, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired...

Naval History News

Found After 66 Years

Historic Fleets
Fixer and Fighter

"Service to other vessels," the USS Medusa's commanding officer asserted in 1939,...

'Perfect in Every Respect'

Throughout 1942 the U.S. Navy had taken heavy hits from the Japanese, but by mid-1943 fortunes began to change. The Battle of...

To the 1920 Olympics by Cruiser
A Naval Academy wrestler's diary paints a vivid and light-hearted picture of the VII Olympiad of modern times.
'Out-Sputniking' the Soviets
Fifty years ago, the U.S. Navy one-upped the Soviet Union after the launch of Sputnik 1—the first artificial...
When Union Sailors, Soldiers, and Marines converged on tiny Pitch Landing, North Carolina, in late 1864 they helped strike a blow...
Alliance-The Last Continental Navy Frigate
Three captains—one a scoundrel and two heroes—commanded the last commissioned warship in the Continental Navy, a...
Book Reviews

Midway: Dauntless Victory-Fresh Perspectives on America's Seminal Naval Victory of World War II

Peter C. Smith. Barnsley, South...

Museum Report
Where All the Residents Were Called Captain

Just a short ride from the ferry on the north shore of Staten Island, New York...


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