The Soldier's Relation to Foreign Policy

By First Lieutenant Riley Sunderland (F.A.), A. U. S.
September 1943
Not to meddle in things political has long been the traditional, healthy attitude of soldiers in the English-speaking world, but for his country’s sake, and for the sake of his ...

Johnston Island

By Homer C. Votaw
September 1943
Ask the average citizen what he knows about Johnston Island and he will probably stare blankly, or at best cautiously venture that it is one of our smaller possessions “somewhere ...


By Commander J. M. Sheehan, U. S. Navy
September 1943
NANKING is the name by which Kiangning the chief city in the province of Kiangsi has been known for several centuries. The city . . is surrounded by a wall ...

The Navy's History Program

By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)
September 1943
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 ...

Those Not-So-Little Ships—The DE's

By Lieutenant Ashley Halsey, Jr., U. S. Naval Reserve
September 1943
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 ...

American Shipping in the Post-War Era

By Lieutenant Commander Arthur M. Tode, U. S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
September 1943
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 ...

Small Boat Experience

By Herbert Telsey, Quartermaster 2c, U. S. Naval Reserve
September 1943
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 ...

A New Diagram for a Universal Small-Area Plotting Sheet

By Lieutenant Commander J. L. Walsh, U. S. Naval Reserve
September 1943
THERE ARE in current use a number of types of printed small-area plotting sheets approximately like a Mercator plotting sheet, but described more accurately as based on the mid-latitude principle. ...

Navy Powder Goes on a Journey

By Commander C. B. Judge, U. S. Naval Reserve
September 1943
AN EPISODE OF THE WAR OF 1812 OPPORTUNITY to see action during war time is not always presented to a civilian, nor is it often possible for such a man ...

Discussions, Comments and Notes

September 1943
Motion Picture Training Films in the Navy (See page 933, July, 1943, Proceedings) Captain D. E. Cummings, U. S. Navy.—The article on “Motion Picture Training Films in the Navy” is ...

Book Reviews

September 1943
FIGHTING FLEETS. By Critchell Rimington. Completely revised and enlarged. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. New 1943 edition. 314 pages; 340 photographs and drawings. $4.50. Reviewed by Lieutenant Commander Robert ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
September 1943
SOUTHERN EUROPE Fall of Fascism.—Within a week of the meeting of Hitler and Mussolini at Verona on July 19, at which the Italian dictator failed to secure promises of adequate ...

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