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Dr. Michael J. Crawford: Retirement Remarks

Dr. Michael J. Crawford Senior Historian Naval History and Heritage Command On this occasion of my retirement after almost thirty-six years as a navy historian, I want to talk with you about two subjects dear to my heart: me and … Continue reading

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The Decisive Blow: the Anglo-French Naval Campaign of 1759

Contents: Origins of British Naval Supremacy The Battles Consequences Economic Effects Colonial Repercussions Bibliography Kevin J. Delamer U.S. Naval War College The Seven Years’ War was a global conflict, conducted between 1756 and 1763, on a scale unlike any previous … Continue reading

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The First Class at RAF No. 31 Radio School: August to September, 1941

Contents: In the Wilds of Ontario BCATP and the Aerodrome of Democracy A Desperate Measure No. 31 Radio School Launches Drinking from the Radar Fire Hose Life at at the School After the First Class’ Graduation Epilogue Bibliography Paul Renard … Continue reading

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Why There Was No Privateering in the Spanish-American War

Contents: Introduction The Declaration of Paris and the “Barbarous Warfare” of Privateering The Righteous Victim: Spain’s Contradictory Diplomacy over Privateering Professionals and Privateers: American Naval Strategy in the War with Spain Honor for want of a Ship: Spanish Naval Strategy … 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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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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From Fleet Exercise to Fast Carrier Task Force: The Development of Multicarrier Formations

Contents: The Bureau of Aviation and Pre-war Developments The UK and Japan: Influence on the US and Alternative Approaches to Carrier Formations Doctrine Applied and Early Wartime Lessons: 1941-1943 PAC 10 and the Fast Carriers Task Force 58 and the … Continue reading

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The Treatment of Survivors and Prisoners of War, at Sea and Ashore

Contents: Background Sinking and Capture USNOB Argentia Boston “Fiery Furnace” at Fort Hunt Reunion Dr. Philip K Lundeberg Curator Emeritus of Naval History, Smithsonian Institution Background On the eve of POW/MIA remembrance day, we may seek deeper understanding by beginning … Continue reading

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History of the Navy Laboratory System

Contents: Development of the Bureaus Changing the Organization The Director of Navy Laboratories (DNL) Changing the Processes Decline of the DNL References Robert V. Gates, Ph.D. U.S. Naval War College Abstract: The role of the federal government in science and … Continue reading

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The First Naval War College Plan Against Spain by Lt. Cmdr. Charles H. Stockton

Contents: Introduction The Historical Setting Stockton’s West Indies’ Strategy and the War Plan The Legacy of the Stockton War Plan Endnotes Kenneth C. Wenzer 1 Naval History and Heritage Command Introduction In a message to Congress on March 8, 1880 … Continue reading

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A Navy of Foreigners, Mercenaries, and Amateurs: Naval Enlistment in the Spanish-American War

Contents: The State of the Navy Encouraging Enlistment Naval Militias Conclusion Daniel Roberts Naval History and Heritage Command In April of 1898, the former Spanish Minister of Marine José María Beránger y Ruiz de Apodaca was confident that the Spanish … Continue reading

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Alfred and Theodore Go to Hawai’i: The Value of Hawai’i in the Maritime Strategic Thought of Alfred Thayer Mahan

Contents: Introduction Mahanian Maritime Theory Pertaining to the Value of Hawai’i (1892-1895) Theodore Roosevelt and Domestic Perceptions of the Annexation of Hawai’i – The Short Story Conclusion Bibliography By Ambjörn L. Adomeit 1 Candidate (Civilian), Master of Arts in War … Continue reading

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