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View from the Quarterdeck: August 2016

This issue of IJNH continues the practice of offering two permanent columns.  One is designed to offer suggestions from our readers of potential titles you may wish to add to your own reading intentions.  The list is eclectic, including not … Continue reading

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Vol. 13, Issue 2: About the Authors

Beth Wolny Female Marines Guard the Embassies: An Experiment in Social Progress and Cultural Change Beth Wolny is a full-time PhD student in the History Department at George Mason University, who recently spent eighteen months as the Research and Assessments … Continue reading

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Female Marines Guard the Embassies: An Experiment in Social Progress and Cultural Change

Contents: Introduction Background General Louis H. Wilson, Jr. (26th Commandant, 1975-79) MSG Pilot Program General Robert H. Barrow (27th Commandant, 1979-1983) Reversals Conclusion Bibliography Beth M. Wolny Doctoral Candidate George Mason University Introduction On November 21, 1979, six Marines stood … Continue reading

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From Hopeless to Heroic: The Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

Contents: The Great Unknown The Popularity of the Polar Question America’s Second Attempt to Reach the North Pole “Abandon Ship!” Lives Were Lost, but the Logbooks Were Saved Impact—Yesterday and Today Appendix I Appendix II Appendix III Annotated Bibliography Flora … Continue reading

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Có Chí Thì Nên: Vietnamese Immigrants Explore a New Home in Minnesota After the Fall of Saigon

Contents: Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Bibliography Noah Hải Lâm Rice National History Day Có chí thì nên is a Vietnamese saying that means, “Where there is will, there is a way.” This describes the determination Vietnamese immigrants displayed … Continue reading

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The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake: Opening New Routes of Exploration and Exchange

Theo Sage-Martinson National History Day This summer I spent one week in London where I saw a recreation of Sir Francis Drake’s ship. When the school year began I thought of Drake immediately. I have always been interested in tall … Continue reading

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What Are They Reading? Vol. 2

Charles C. Chadbourn, III Editor, International Journal of Naval History This article is the second edition of our continuing series which allows readers of this journal who are interested in international naval history and related topics to share with colleagues … Continue reading

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Inside the Archives: Down Honolulu Way: The USO and The Navy in Hawaii 1942-1947

Michael Case Archivist USO Inside the Archives Editor: Dara Baker, U.S. Naval War College The USO (United Service Organizations) is an organization focused on providing support, programs, and entertainment to active duty service personnel and their families. With 2016 being … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – 21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for the Modern Era

Benjamin F. Armstrong, 21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for the Modern Era. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2015. 162 pp. Review By Joseph Moretz, PhD British Commission for Military History Arguably, Admiral William Sims achieved greatness and professional success … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Australian Submarines: A History

The following review appears courtesy of the Australian Naval Institute (ANI). It originally appeared 1 May 2016 in the review section of its online journal HERE. Michael White, Australian Submarines: A History, Second edition. St Kilda West: Australian Teachers of … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – 21st Century Knox: Influence, Sea Power, and History for the Modern Era

David Kohnen, ed., 21st Century Knox: Influence, Sea Power, and History for the Modern Era. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2016. 161 pp. Review by, Joseph Moretz, PhD British Commission for Military History Historians are not usually feted by a biography, … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – China as a Sea Power 1127-1368

Lo Jung-pang, Edited and with Commentary by Bruce A. Elleman, China as a Sea Power 1127-1368: A Preliminary Survey of the Maritime Expansion and Naval Exploits of the Chinese People During the Southern Song and Yuan Periods. Singapore: National University … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Navy

John Prados, Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Navy. New York: NAL Caliber, 2016. 400 pp. Review By Lt. Col. Courtney Short USA, PhD Department of History, United States Air Force Academy   In … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Very Special Intelligence: The Story of the Admiralty’s Operational Intelligence Centre 1939-1945

Patrick Beesly, Very Special Intelligence: The Story of the Admiralty’s Operational Intelligence Centre 1939-1945. Barnsley: Seaforth, 2015. 328 pp.  Review by Charles C. Kolb Independent Scholar (National Endowment for the Humanities, Ret.) In June 1939, just before the outbreak of … Continue reading

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Nature and Impact of Involvement of the Navy in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970

Contents: Introduction Nigerian Navy on the Eve of the Nigerian Civil War The Battle for Nigeria’s Coastal Areas:  Operational Responsibility and the Development of the Nigerian Navy Contribution of the Navy to the Defeat of Biafra Dr. William Abiodun Duyile … Continue reading

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