It is becoming increasingly clear that we can do only so much with ink on paper to bring history alive. Describing movements of ships and amphibious landings with words, maps, and pictures is a time-honored means of helping readers understand what happened in a particular historic event. But what if we made things move, to see how certain strategies worked—or not—as the action unfolded? How about adding the vital statistics of the ships and aircraft involved? And wouldn’t it be great to have a gallery of artwork and photos that space limitations precluded from being published in the magazine? Thanks to U.S. Naval Institute Senior Web Designer Chris Nazelrod and his intern assistant, Sam Lee, a visual arts/graphic design major at the University of Maryland, the time for such enhancements has come.
On Our Scope
By Fred L. Schultz, Editor-in-Chief