The Indefinite Status of Shanghai

By Lieutenant Bern Anderson, U. S. Navy
December 1932
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 ...

The Annual Naval Appropriation Bill

By Captain David Potter (S.C.), U. S. Navy
December 1932
HOW IT BECOMES A LAW(See also discussion by Brigadier General George Richards, U.S. Marine Corps, page 1802, this issue.)Fundamentally, the estimates of appropriations involve the following preliminary steps: ...

Selective Service

By Lieutenant Commander H. J. Ray, U. S. Navy
December 1932
(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 ...

How Ended the Gallant "Wasp"?

By Carlos C. Hanks
December 1932
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 ...

One Dab of Whitewash for Nelson

By Margaret Montgomery Zogbaum
December 1932
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” ...

The Training of Officers

By Lieutenant E. M. Thompson, U. S. Navy
December 1932
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. ...

War and Peace in Other Days

By Lieutenant Colonel J. M. Scammell, Militia Bureau
December 1932
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 ...

A Naval War Game and a Formula

By Fletcher Pratt
December 1932
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 ...

The Price of Peace

By Howard G. Brownson, Ph.D.
December 1932
Fiat Justitia: pereat MundusThese 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
December 1932
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, ...


December 1932
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 ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
December 1932
LIMITATION OF ARMAMENTSThe Herriot Proposals.—Hopes for real progress toward limitation of land armaments, and especially for bringing Germany back into the general arms conference, appeared at the first of ...

Book Reviews

December 1932
MEMOIRS OF PRINCE VON BÜLOW, Vol. III, 1909-1919. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1932.Reviewed by Commander Holloway H. Frost, U. S. NavyThis volume of von Bülow’s Memoirs is one of ...

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