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"The 'Monitor' and 'Merrimac'"—here from the Beverley Robinson Collection, U.S. Naval Academy—is what Ken Burns calls a "central moment" in naval history. See page 18.
Norman Rockwell's "The Storyteller" addresses the need for World War II veterans to tell their stories. See Naval History's interview with Tom Brokaw, page 16. ©Curtis Publishing Co.
"Action in the Slot," by Tom Freeman. The Japanese destroyer Makigumo goes down at the hands of PT-124 in 1943. For more on torpedo patrol boats, see articles on pages 42 and 51.
"The Last Patrol of the Salmon" (courtesy of retired Captain Richard Laning) depicts crew members manning deck guns against a Japanese escort ship. See page 16 for full story.
"Cunningham, Admiral of the Mediterranean" by Ernest Hamlin Baker. When this adorned a 1941 cover of Time, the British admiral was known already as a bold tactician. See page 35.
Forensic specialist Peter K. Hsu composed this watercolor of how a midget submarine attack might have looked on 7 December 1941 at Pearl Harbor. Details begin on page 16.