Let's Try a New Weapon

By Lieutenant (J.G.) Franklin D. Buckley, U. S. Navy
May 1941
Aviation has become a vital factor in modern warfare. To deny the truth of this statement would require shortsightedness of the highest order. The presumption that it is correct, combined ...

A Beginner's Outline of Strategy and Tactics

By Lieutenant Commander Ronald T. Strong, U. S. Naval Reserve
May 1941
“I have cull’d a garland of flowers,Mine only is the string that binds them.”The inquiring beginner in the study of strategy and tactics must struggle through long and tedious volumes ...

Anti-Submarine Measures Old and New

By Commander William A. Read, U. S. Naval Reserve
May 1941
UNRESTRICTED submarine attacks on merchant ships in the last war were responsible for the development of certain methods which, in combination, eventually reduced the losses of tonnage below the rate ...

The Insurance Problem for the Naval Officer

By Lieutenant M. W. Williamson, U. S. Navy
May 1941
EVERY naval officer has a life insurance problem and of that he becomes aware during his early career. How well and satisfactorily he solves this problem will determine his security ...


By Rear Admiral A. T. Beauregard, U. S. Navy
May 1941
Vicente Yañez Pinzon, a Spaniard who had commanded one of Columbus’ ships during that explorer’s first voyage, cruised in January, 1500, in the region of the mouth of the Amazon, ...

Prophet Blitzkrieg

By Don Glassman
May 1941
To those who believe that the techniques and weapons of a destructive Blitzkrieg were first conceived by Hitler’s militarists and inventors, there is a rude awakening to be found in ...

Historic Ships of the Navy—Montauk

By Robert W. Neeser
May 1941
The first Montauk was a single-turret ironclad of the third rate, built by contract during the Civil War. She was one of the vessels authorized by the Act of April ...

Book Reviews

May 1941
BOOK DEPARTMENTMembers of the Institute, both regular and associate, may save money by ordering books through its Book Department, which will supply any obtainable book. A discount of 10 per ...

Notes on International Affairs

May 1941
FROM MARCH 10 TO APRIL 10WAR IN THE BALKANSGermany Attacks Serbs and Greeks. —At dawn on April 6, before a final break in diplomatic relations, German forces in the Balkans ...

Professional Notes

May 1941
UNITED STATESGarand Rifle Best Chicago Tribune, March 16. —The United States Marine Corps today made public the results of competitive tests it conducted with the Garand, Johnson, and Winchester semiautomatic ...

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