Naval History Magazine - December 2010 Volume 24, Number 6

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On Our Scope

Like most editors, I usually spend my workday glued to my desk. So several weeks ago I jumped at the chance to head to sea on board a guided-...

70 Miles of Cold, Hard Road
Six decades ago the 1st Marine Division battered its way to one of the most startling achievements in the history of warfare: a...
The Snowy Battle for Hill 1304
At the head of the Funchilin Pass, the depleted 1st Battalion, 7th Marines displayed characteristic Leatherneck élan in...
'I Didn't Feel Excited a Mite'
Stationed at the muzzle of one of the Kearsarge’s XI-inch pivot guns during the Union warship’s duel with...
Backtracking in Brown Water
Onetime allies reunite for a pilgrimage to another time, when as comrades-in-arms in Vietnam they patrolled ‘The River...
A Destroyerman's Legacy
Turned away by the Army, Sam Gravely instead enlisted in the Navy. What followed was a color-barrier-breaking climb that...

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Naval History Digital Edition

A digital edition of the December issue of Naval...

Looking Back

A Marine’s Short War in France

In the autumn of 1969, when the Naval Institute’s oral history program had just gotten...

In Contact

Yard Workers at Bladensburg

Commander Tyrone G. Martin, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Naval History News

Search Continues for Elusive Bonhomme Richard

In the face of heavy winds and rough seas, a research team spent several days...

Historic Fleets

A ‘Magnificent’ Frigate’s Fighting Finale

“A magnificent ship for her period,” the noted naval...

Historic Aircraft

The Flying SLUF

The Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II was an excellent carrier-based, light attack aircraft. But its career was...

Navies at Bay
A series of interwar naval arms limitation treaties ostensibly designed to usher in an era of international peace instead helped...
Outcome Never in Doubt
Hours after Japanese bombs and torpedoes decimated the U.S. Pacific Fleet, British and Commonwealth forces began a forlorn...
The Kamikaze's Wallet
Amid the tangled wreckage of a suicide attack on the USS Manila Bay in 1945, Sailors made a poignant discovery: the...
Book Reviews
Museum Report

Japanese Maritime Self-Defense: Minesweeping and Subs


 
 

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