Proceedings Magazine - April 1944 Vol. 70/4/494

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“All things are relative”

Naval strength cannot remain static if it is to retain strength. This is true of material. It...



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  • A Slide-Rule Formula for a Post-War Navy (Honorable Mention, 1944)
    By Lieutenant Ashley Halsey, Jr., U. S. Naval Reserve
    “All things are relative”

    Naval strength cannot remain static if it is to retain strength. This is true of material. It is equally true of dis­positions. To maintain...

  • Kings Point
    By Captain Giles C. Stedman, U. S. Naval Reserve

    The need of well-trained officers for the American Merchant Marine has long been axiomatic to most men engaged in the operation and construction of our merchant ships. Foreign nations discovered many years ago that a successful merchant fleet...

  • Industrial Reconversion in 1918 and 194?
    By Lieutenant Commander L. Rohe Walter, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Problems concerned with the reconver­sion from war to peace-time operation of the greatly expanded “Arsenal of Democracy”—now producing more than double the output of the pre-war years with half of this greatly expanded...

  • Semper Paratus
    By Lieutenant Commander R. T. Leary, U. S. Coast Guard Reserve

    Tucked neatly away in the archives of several nations is the history of a battle. A battle which took place on one of those remote and peaceful atolls of the Pacific that the havoc of war had not visited since the Microneseans drove the...

  • History While It's Hot
    By Commander William C. Chambliss, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Even in the homeland of my Southern ancestors, there is now general agree­ment that the North won the War between the States. But that universal ac­ceptance of what had long been regarded in many quarters as a debatable issue, is a...

  • Gunboat Saga
    By Lieutenant Commander W. B. Porter, U. S. Navy

    Much has been written about the Asiatic Fleet and its part in the be­ginnings of this war. Earlier articles, however, have dealt mainly with the gallant exploits of the destroyers and submarines, which exacted such a fearful toll from the...

  • Revolt at Night
    By Sergeant Hans R. Johansen, U. S. Marine Corps, Marine Corps Combat Correspondent with First Marines

    Rule through violence and force. Assassins’ bullets instead of votes. . Bloodshed in place of parliamentary debate. Those trends have marked the prog­ress of Japan since the turn of the century. Developing with Oriental subtlety, those...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Search for the Bodies

    (See page 11, January, 1944, Proceedings) Henry H. Porter.—I have just read “Search For The Bodies,” by Captain Damon E. Cummings, U. S. Navy. Appar­ently, as is natural in wartime, some people...

  • Book Reviews

    Ordeal by Battle. By Captain Cyril Falls, Military Correspondent of the London Times. New York: Oxford Uni­versity Press. 1943. 186 pages. $1.75.

    Reviewed by Professor Allan...

  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy

    United States and the War

  • Professional Notes
  • Photographs & Illustrations


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