Proceedings Magazine - June 1941 Vol. 67/6/460

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“Veni vidique"

It Is the purpose of this essay to inquire into the background of the canvas to which Alfred Thayer Mahan applied his philosophic brush. That great...



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  • The Influence of Democracy Upon Sea Power
    By Alexander Kiralfy

    “Veni vidique"

    It Is the purpose of this essay to inquire into the background of the canvas to which Alfred Thayer Mahan applied his philosophic brush. That great thinker traced the influence of sea power upon...

  • "Old Ironsides" in Chancery
    By William H. Davis

    When the U.S.S. Constitution sailed from the League Island Navy Yard at Philadelphia on February 28, 1878, no one aboard realized how eventful the cruise was to be. To be sure, they understood that the voyage was something special...

  • The Truth of the Hampshire Affair
    By Lieutenant H. S. Mazet, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve

    The Tragedy Which Took Lord Kitchener 25 Years Ago

  • The U. S. Maritime Commission Training Program for "They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships"
    By Lieutenant Commander F. R. Francke; U. S. Naval Reserve

    THE UNITED STATES Maritime Commission has the task of returning the American Merchant Marine to the high seas as a fundamental factor in the nation’s economic defense.

  • Eliminating Bottlenecks in National Defense
    By B. Orchard Lisle

    Well, one thing we don’t have to worry about is a shortage of oil!” Such is the substance of remarks constantly being made by American military minds when the subject of preparedness for possible war arises.

  • Chile
    By Rear Admiral A. T. Beauregard, U. S. Navy
    IN 1535 Almagro, one of Pizarro’s subordinates in Peru, set out with an expedition to explore the territory to the south, now known as Chile. Starting from the headquarters of the Spanish settlements at Cuzco, he reached Copiapo and...
  • Navicert and Pericert
    By Lieutenant Commander Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy

    In an armed conflict between even great empires, there are always countries which desire to be genuinely neutral in order to pursue their peaceful endeavors undisturbed. One aim of international law has been to facilitate relationships between...

  • The Aleutians—Their Strategic Importance
    By W. L. Goldsborough

    “Pax vobiscum”

  • Rocket Airplanes?
    By Willy Ley

    When, during the first days of the present war, Hitler made his well- known reference to a “secret weapon,” he started a world-wide guessing game which lasted for a considerable period. Hardly anybody took that reference...

  • Britannia Has a Family
    By Donald Cowie

    The Roman Empire was very like the British, and fell. The collapse occurred when Rome itself was hard- pressed at the center and had to withdraw the protecting legions from the distant outposts. Will the British Empire, similarly...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Modern Submarine vs. Major Warship

    (See page 513, April, 1941, Proceedings)

    Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired). —Lieutenant Willingham’s article is excellent and timely. The purpose here is not to...

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