Proceedings Magazine - September 1943 Vol. 69/9/487

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“Non Sum Qualis Eram”


TWO OR THREE years ago, when the writer of this was an apprentice at his civilian trade of newspaper reporting, as he...



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    “Non Sum Qualis Eram”


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  • The Navy's History Program
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    The current revival of interest in naval history is a natural accompaniment of this greatest of all wars. Participants in the conflict instinctively compare it with similar epochs of the past, and they have every right to expect that events of...

  • Those Not-So-Little Ships—The DE's
    By Lieutenant Ashley Halsey, Jr., U. S. Naval Reserve

    A NUMBER of nice people in a drawing room got into conversation recently on the subject of the Navy and the anti-submarine campaign. One remarked: "Oh, it must be terrible on those tiny little escort vessels, the new ones." Others...

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    POST-WAR planning for the future of American sea power with special reference to the Merchant Marine has, for some time, occupied the attention of responsible officials in Washington as well as leaders of the maritime industry. The importance of...

  • Small Boat Experience
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    IT WOULD be interesting to know how many times the phrase “small boat experience” has been pronounced in recruiting offices, district headquarters, and other high places since the beginning of the present emergency.

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  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Motion Picture Training Films in the Navy

    (See page 933, July, 1943, Proceedings)

  • Book Reviews


    By Critchell Rimington. Completely revised and enlarged.

    New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. New 1943 edition. 314 pages; 340 photographs and drawings. $4.50...

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    Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy


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