Fighting Equipment of Army Divisions
Army Ordnance, September-October. —
Chicago Tribune, September 4. —With a rapidity which makes the easygoing natives hereabouts rub their eyes in amazement, the United States is fashioning these pleasure islands out in the Atlantic into a mighty Gibraltar. At the eastern end of this British colony, which figured in the swapping of destroyers for hemisphere defense bases, the United States Army is building a huge airfield from which bombers and patrol planes may operate far out to sea. In Great Sound to the west the American Navy has opened a fleet operating base and seaplane facilities. Without revealing any military secrets, the strategic value of Bermuda in the defense of the United States and the Panama Canal may readily be shown. Stretch a string along a map and it will be found that Bermuda is approximately 700 miles from eastern seaboard points all the way down the coast from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Charleston, South Carolina.