Report on China, 1950*

By Captain C. D. Smith, U. S. Naval Reserve (Inactive)
September 1950
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article is composed of personal "on the spot" observations made by the author, an American and a long time pilot in Chinese waters, in Shanghai at ...

Sea of Decision

By Commander Anthony Talerico, U.S. Navy
September 1950
The blue sea between Europe and Africa has always been an important crossroads between occidental and oriental peoples. The Mediterranean Sea has had a cyclical importance throughout the centuries. At ...

A Basis of Unity

By Eugene E. Wilson
September 1950
Army, Navy, and Air Force testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in 1949 revealed the fact that the Joint Chiefs of Staff had found themselves confronted with a grave ...

Flogging In The United States Navy

By Major Leo F. S. Horan, U. S. Marine Corps (Retired)
September 1950
Flogging men across their bare backs with a cat-of-nine-tails, while their hands were fastened above their heads and their legs spread apart and ankles tied to a grating, was lawfully ...

The Fifty Old Maids Come Through

By Ensign Howard Norman Kay, U. S. Navy
September 1950
In 1940 England was reeling. Pounded incessantly from the air, her great armies forced from their tenuous footholds on the continent, the Germans ready to launch their final offensive across ...

Do We Really Want Peace?

By Captain Walter L. Taylor, U. S. Navy (Retired)
September 1950
When the United Nations charter was adopted it was termed the “most solemn pact of peace in history” and men began to hope that at long last an effective new ...

John Elgar - America's First Iron Shipbuilder

By Commander Alexander Crosby Brown, U. S. Naval Reserve
September 1950
In view of recent Soviet claims to have invented everything important, it is significant to note that one particularly deserving American never received due recognition and today is virtually unknown ...

The Celestial Triangle - Solution by Slide Rule

By Lieutenant Commander Robert A. MacGregor, U.S. Naval Reserve (Inactive) and Commander Edwin A. Beito, U.S. Naval Reserve
September 1950
Any method of celestial navigation is basically a method of solving a problem in spherical trigonometry. The use of a slide rule (see Fig. 2), with re-arrangement of scales by ...

Why We Are Fighting In Korea*

Navy Public Relations News Letter
September 1950
Let’s review “by the numbers” what happened from about a year and a half after the Joint Commission was set up until the Soviet-trained North Koreans attacked the Republic of ...

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