Naval Strategy

By Lieutenant E. M. Eller, U. S. Navy
July 1939
Some Material and Moral Aspects“The nation that would rule upon the sea must always attack.”—Monk.IThe first requirement of a fleet is to destroy that of the enemy in ...

A Sketch of Fleet Maintenance in Nelson’s Day

By Commander M. F. Talbot (S.C.), U. S. Navy
July 1939
The logistic low limits in the ships of Nelson’s time were “wood and water.” There are repeated references to vessels absent from blockade station “employed in taking in wood and ...

Some Lessons of the Spanish War

By Vincent Usera, formerly Captain, Spanish Loyalist Infantry
July 1939
The broad technical aspects of the Spanish War have been covered too often and too well for any further elaboration. It is the lessons applicable to officers from battalion commander ...

One Phase of the Promotion Problem

By Captain Robert Alden Dawes, U. S. Navy (Retired)
July 1939
So much has been written on this subject that it would seem almost useless to attempt anything more. However, it is recognized by all that the perfect system has not ...

"The Bureau Regrets—"

By Lieutenant J. S. Smith, Jr., U. S. Navy
July 1939
A recent article in the Proceedings, while mainly concerned with broader problems, again brought up that old perennial “excessive turnover of officers.” Perhaps it is time that someone came to ...

Co-Operation Between the German Army and Navy

By Lieutenant Commander Roland E. Krause, U. S. Navy
July 1939
* This article was submitted in March, 1938.The German capture of the Baltic Islands in 1917 stands out as a splendid example of co-operation of army and navy in a ...

The United States Needs a Larger Navy

By Dr. E. Guy Talbott, Field Secretary, World Alliance for International Friendship through the Churches
July 1939
“A strong America is the highest contribution to world stability.”—Herbert Hoover The highest authorities in the United States government have made the declaration repeatedly that this nation has no aggressive ...

The Proposed Nicaragua Canal

By James L. Denig
July 1939
Balboa’s discovery of the Pacific Ocean in 1513 initiated a long series of explorations in search of a passage between the Atlantic and the Pacific. In the course of these ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

July 1939
The Loss of the Ticonderoga(See Page 185, February, 1939, Proceedings)Lieutenant Commander Roland E. Krause, U. S. Navy.After reading the article under discussion, my attention was drawn to the ...

Book Reviews

July 1939
MAHAN—THE LIFE AND WORK OF CAPTAIN ALFRED THAYER MAHAN, U.S.N.By Captain W. D. Puleston, U.S.N. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1939. 380 pages. $4.00.Reviewed by Captain R.B. Coffey, U. S. ...

Notes on International Affairs

July 1939
EUROPEAN LINE-UPSAnglo-Soviet Pact Hangs Fire.— There is very general agreement that the only force capable of stopping Axis expansion in Europe—and the fear of which has checked its immediate ...

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