U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE PHOTO ARCHIVE

Leathernecks at Soissons

By Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
December 2005
Attacking after a brutal approach march, the 4th Marine Brigade played a key role in the battle that turned the tide of the war on the Western Front.
BEVERLEY R. ROBINSON COLLECTION, U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY MUSEUM

The Union's First Great Victories

By Spencer C. Tucker
December 2005
Commodore Andrew Foote and his flotilla of ironclad and "timberclad" gunboats played a key role in twin victories that opened Tennessee to Union invasion.
NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER

Collision at Sea

By David W. Joy
December 2005
Sailors on the USS Columbus were jolted out of their racks one night by "a roaring cacophony of steel." Their cruiser had just sheared off the bow of the destroyer ...
U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE PHOTO ARCHIVE

On Our Scope

By Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
December 2005
I've never met Brigadier General Edwin Simmons. But in preparing this issue of Naval History , I've sure gotten to know him. General Simmons' extensive Marine service record includes fighting ...

Book Reviews

December 2005
Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airborne Operations On D-Day, June 6, 1944 Joseph Balkoski. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2005 . 400 pp. Photos. Appen. Notes. Bib. Index. $26.95. Reviewed ...