Proceedings Magazine - December 1932 Vol. 58/12/358

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Shanghai attracts world-wide attention periodically, and the recent Sino-Japanese military operations there have again emphasized the peculiar position of the city. Before considering the effect...



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  • The Indefinite Status of Shanghai
    By Lieutenant Bern Anderson, U. S. Navy

    Shanghai attracts world-wide attention periodically, and the recent Sino-Japanese military operations there have again emphasized the peculiar position of the city. Before considering the effect of these operations upon its political status, or...

  • The Annual Naval Appropriation Bill
    By Captain David Potter (S.C.), U. S. Navy


    (See also discussion by Brigadier General George Richards, U.S. Marine Corps, page 1802, this issue.)

  • Selective Service
    By Lieutenant Commander H. J. Ray, U. S. Navy

    (Lecture delivered to the Postgraduate School, February 13, 1932)

    The history of universal military service goes far into the past. The obligation of all men to serve in the military forces formed the...

  • How Ended the Gallant "Wasp"?
    By Carlos C. Hanks

    Periodic speculation as to the fate of the U.S.S. Cyclops, which mysteriously disappeared with all on board during the World War, may easily lead the student of naval history into interesting paths of search for early and equally unaccountable...

  • One Dab of Whitewash for Nelson
    By Margaret Montgomery Zogbaum

    Nelson’s biographers from Southey to Mahan have painted one little black spot on the hero of Trafalgar. Only in Mr. Clennel Wilkinson’s volume, that appeared but yesterday, has this “spot” blended into the natural color of...

  • The Training of Officers
    By Lieutenant E. M. Thompson, U. S. Navy

    The ultimate aim of all naval training is to attain maximum proficiency in war, not only in battle but in all the arts of war leading to its successful conclusion. This, of course, necessitates excellence not only in gunnery but, in an equal...

  • War and Peace in Other Days
    By Lieutenant Colonel J. M. Scammell, Militia Bureau

    Thoughtful men, since the beginning of recorded history, sought peace and plenty in place of war and want. There were pacifists as well as warriors in Ancient Egypt. According to the father of history, Herodotus, Croesus of Lydia told Cyrus the...

  • A Naval War Game and a Formula
    By Fletcher Pratt

    Kriegspiel, the war game, in some form, is the most universal of all pastimes. There is hardly a boy who has not paraded his regiments of tin soldiers or, fearfully and wonderfully decked out, who has not organized an Indian raid on the feminine...

  • The Price of Peace
    By Howard G. Brownson, Ph.D.

    Fiat Justitia: pereat Mundus

    These words of antiquity challenge nation and navy. “Let Justice prevail though the world perish.” Peace!—the goal of men; not ignoble peace, but peace based upon...

  • The "Air Almanac"
    By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy

    Radical changes in the Nautical Almanac to meet the needs of the airman are open to criticism by the mariner; however, in order to meet the demands of aviation personnel, it has been decided to design an air almanac especially suited for their...

  • Discussions

    Are There Any Sailors in the Navy?

    (See page 1267, September, 1932, Proceedings)

    Lieutenant W. S. G. Davis, U. S. Navy.—This article has “hit home” particularly hard. The writer was born and...

  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy


  • Book Reviews

    MEMOIRS OF PRINCE VON BÜLOW, Vol. III, 1909-1919. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1932.

    Reviewed by Commander Holloway H. Frost, U. S. Navy

  • Professional Notes
    Compiled By Members Of The Editorial Staff
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