Proceedings Magazine - February 1944 Vol. 70/2/492

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If there is wisdom in the ancient injunc­tion “Know thine enemy,” then we should do all in our power to understand the Japanese. If there is sense in the theory that one of the...

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  • Japanese Sea Power
    By Commander J. F. Meigs, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    If there is wisdom in the ancient injunc­tion “Know thine enemy,” then we should do all in our power to understand the Japanese. If there is sense in the theory that one of the surest ways to find out how people may act in the...

  • Education Before War
    By Lieutenant Commander H. L. Sargent, U. S. Navy (Retired)
    The blueprint for victory in the next war has been drawn during the present hostilities. It is not from a preliminary sketch drawn in a committee room during peacetime, but from a pilot model, conceived during battle, born on July first of last...
  • Sea Power and the Italian Surrender
    By Admiral Sir Herbert Richmond, K.C.B.

    The Italian surrender, by altering the balance of sea power, affects the mili­tary situation in all the principal theaters of war from the North Sea to the most remote islands in the Pacific. It aug­ments the strength of the Allies, sea...

  • The Catamaran Expeditions
    By David Whittet Thomson

    In 1804 Napoleon’s boast, “Let us be masters of the Channel for six hours and we are masters of the world,” loomed over England like a thunderhead. And, in 1803, Robert Fulton had offered him a steamboat designed to tow troop...

  • Legal Assistance for Naval Personnel
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) Milton M. Ferrell, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Like every other division of the great and growing United States Navy, the legal branch of Uncle Sam’s “first line of defense” is expanding steadily under the pressure of wartime events. But unfortu­nately the expansion has...

  • The Watchmaker and the Scientist—An Almost Forgotten Controversy
    By Captain J. M. Sheehan, U. S. Navy

    Now there be some that are very inquisitive to have a way to get the longitude, but that is too tedious for seamen, since it requireth the deep knowledge of astronomy, wherefore I would not have any man think that...

  • Did They Forget to Dare?
    By Lieutenant Ashley Halsey, Jr., U. S. Naval Reserve

    One of the biggest enigmas of the war, until the final gong rang for Italy, was: “What has happened to the Italian Navy?” Was it hopelessly crippled at Taranto? Was it hoarding its strength for a show-down battle in home waters? Was...

  • Graphical Solution of Reduction to Meridian Problem
    By Lieutenant Commander Paul Miller, U. S. Navy (Retired), and Captain P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The problem of finding a correction to apply to the altitude of a heavenly body, taken within about 25 minutes of meridian passage, in order to find the meridian altitude of the body at the same place, is usually solved by the use of tables...

  • Triphibious Power
    By Commander J. C. Ten Eyck, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Land power has had its Jomini and its Clausewitz. Air power has had its Douhet and its Mitchell. Sea power has had its incomparable Mahan. Each of these and a host of lesser writers have made their contribution toward the use of their particular...

  • German Experiments with Remote Control During the Last War
    By A. E. Sokol

    German Experiments with Remote Control During the Last War

    By A. E. Sokol

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    U.S.S. Wasp

    Rear Admiral A. Farenholt (M.C.), U. S. Navy (Retired).Few names have been borne by our naval vessels with more honor and accomplishment than that of Wasp, and the new carrier of that name had...

  • Book Reviews

    War Wounds And Injuries. Edited by R. Maginot, E. G. Slesinger, and Ernest Fletcher. Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Co. 2d edition. 1943. 499 pages, illustrated. $8.50.

    Reviewed by...

  • Notes on International Affairs

    United States and Latin America

  • Professional Notes
  • Photographs & Illustrations

 
 

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