Articles by Alan D. Zimm

 The "Achilles" opening the attack on the "Graf Spee" by Edward S. Annison

A Battle Badly Fought

By Alan D. Zimm
August 2019
The defeat of the Graf Spee in 1939 gave the British Admiralty a much-needed propaganda boost—but the heroic David-and-Goliath narrative so long accepted by history is fundamentally false.
Naval History and Heritage Command

Commander Fuchida's Decision

By Commander Alan D. Zimm, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2016
Commander Mitsuo Fuchida sat in the center seat of his Nakajima B5N2 Type 97 carrier attack bomber watching aircraft race off the Akagi’s bow into the predawn mist. The weather ...

Deterrence: Then and Now

By Commander Alan Zimm, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 1996
Military forces are supposed to fight and win wars, but an equally important function is to prevent wars. Increasingly, it has been realized that these functions are not separate and ...

The First Salvo

By Lieutenant Commander Alan D. Zimm, U. S. Navy
February 1985
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