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By Jim Barber Publisher
February 1996
To kick off our tenth volume, we determined to make a splash. And what better way to do so than with vividly detailed naval images of the Civil War composed ...

Facing the Enemy

By Colonel Thomas Campbell, U. S. Marine Corps (Retired)
February 1996
The author tells how he, as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam, learned to see his former enemy at face value.

Easter’45: Incoming

By Rear Admiral Robert H. Spiro, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
February 1996
A junior officer on board the USS Morris (DD-417) recounts a dramatic Japanese attack in spring 1945.

Looking Back

By Paul Stillwell
February 1996
We have now passed several anniversaries of a period between 1945 and 1946 when the battleship Missouri (BB-63) was unquestionably the most famous and popular ship in the world. When ...

In Contact

February 1996
“The Trouble With Admiral Sampson” (See M. G. Netsky and E. L. Beach, pp. 8- 16, November-December 1995 Naval History) Martin G. Netsky, M.D., coauthor, “The Trouble With Admiral Sampson” ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Robert J. Schneller, Jr., Captain Kenneth J. Hagan, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired), & Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 1996
Divided Waters: The Naval History of the Civil War Ivan Musicant. New York: HarperCollins, 1995. 473 pp. Maps. Photos. Illus. Sources. Bibliography. Index. $30.00 ($27). Reviewed by Robert J. Schneller ...

Naval History News

Edited by Bert Hubinger
February 1996
Rare Aircraft Recovered Douglas SBD-2 Dauntless dive bomber BuNo 2106 survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway (4-6 June 1942)—where it sustained 219 holes during the ...

Salty Talk

By Commander Ty Martin, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 1996
Many have heard the term “posh,” used to mean something fancy or luxurious—swanky. The word has its origin in the operations of the Pacific and Orient Steamship Company of nearly ...

Historic Fleets

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
February 1996
The World War Il-era PC-series submarine chasers—with the exception of a handful of converted yachts and one-off prototypes—all were built to one basic design and were intended to provide coastal ...