Proceedings Magazine - July 1943 Vol. 69/7/485

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A cursory study of world politics tends to make one realize the complexity of the various factors which can influence the policies of a nation. Some of these influences will be noted to be within...



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  • National and Naval Policies
    By Commander Isaiah Olch, U. S. Navy

    A cursory study of world politics tends to make one realize the complexity of the various factors which can influence the policies of a nation. Some of these influences will be noted to be within the control of some nations, while on the other...

  • Motion Picture Training Films in the Navy
    By Lieutenant William Exton, Jr., U. S. Naval Reserve

    TODAY THE U. S. Navy is spending millions of dollars on and for training films. There are scores of commissioned officers devoting their time exclusively to various aspects of the development and application of films to naval purposes. The motion...

  • The Patrol Plane Controversy
    By Lieutenant E. M. Morgan, U. S. Navy

    Since the outbreak of the war, and its "proof by fire" of the many types of service aircraft, and related theories concerning their uses, a great many disputes have arisen involving the application of the lessons learned. Few of these...

  • Recipe for Survival
    By Lieutenant Commander William C. Chambliss, U. S. Naval Reserve

    “. . . And after a couple of hours, a destroyer picked us up."

    Thus ends the story of many a survivor of one of those most unfortunate incidents of maritime warfare whose gloomy result is the striking of some ship's name...

  • The Commodore Comes Back
    By Charles J. Zinn

    On April 9, 1943, President Roosevelt affixed his signature to an act of Congress by which there is restored to the active list of the United States Navy its most picturesque and colorful grade—the commodore.

  • Navigating North of Sixty
    By Commander J. C. Lester, U. S. Navy

    BEFORE THE present war, the average navigator seldom visited the high latitudes and rare indeed was the naval officer who had crossed the Arctic Circle. Since the arrival of U. S. troops in Iceland in 1941 this situation has radically changed and...

  • Japan's Capital Ships
    By William H. Morgan

    IT IS PERHAPS a nearly forgotten fact that of all the principal units in Togo's battle line on May 27, 1905, when he met the Russian Baltic Fleet at Tsushima, not one had been built in Japan. Mikasa the Admiral's flagship, ...

  • Prisoners’ Parcels
    By Robert Park MacHatton
    With the sailing from Philadelphia March 10 of the SS. Caritas I, bound for Marseilles, a house flag new to the transatlantic service began the return lap of its first round trip over the turbulent waters separating Europe from America.
  • Sea Power and the Growth of Japanese Imperialism
    By James K. Eyre, Jr.

    Today the United States is engaged in a gigantic struggle with the Japanese Empire in the Pacific. Since the enemy’s treacherous attack of December 7, 1941, this armed conflict has been hard-fought with heavy casualties on both sides....

  • Helicopters for the Navy?
    By J. R. Fredland

    In 1908, hardly six years after the Wright brothers’ first flights at Kitty Hawk, Igor Sikorsky was already experimenting with a helicopter. Certain obvious advantages of a rotor plane that could ascend or descend vertically and hover...

  • Book Reviews

    Destroyer from America.

    By John Fernald.

    New York: The Macmillan Co. 1942. 155 pages. $1.75.

    Reviewed by Lieutenant Commander Robert A. Cook, U. S. Navy (Retired)...

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