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The Rise and Fall of the Austro-Hungarian Navy, 1900-1918

Stanley D. M. Carpenter Professor Emeritus, U.S. Naval War College At 1645 on 31 October 1918, onboard the flagship of the Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Navy, the red-white-red ensign of the Habsburg Navy fluttered down from the jackstaff.  Rear-Admiral (Kontre-Admiral) … Continue reading

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An Unatoned War Crime of the First World War: The Sinking of a Hospital Ship by U-86

Ulrich van der Heyden University of South Africa, Pretoria German War Crimes during the First World War?  Even a hundred years after the beginning of the First World War, 1  some segments of the German media still glorify submarine warfare … Continue reading

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Anglo-American Naval Relations, 1815 — 1837

John Rodgaard1  Captain, USN (Ret.) Words such as admiration, contempt, cooperation, and hostility might describe the Anglo-American naval relationship that followed The Napoleonic Wars. Yet, that relationship formed the framework for today’s Anglo-American naval partnership. Examining the Anglo-American naval relationship … Continue reading

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Kamikazes: Understanding the Men behind the Myths

Michael Anderson1 United States Army Officer In the western military tradition, the popular, common understanding of the Japanese kamikaze of the Second World War inspires images of lone, suicidal modern-day flying samurai knights devoid of empathy with a seemingly fanatical … Continue reading

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Neptune’s Commandments: Invented Traditions and the Formation of USS Alabama (BB-60) as an Imagined Community

By moving through and responding to USS Alabama (BB-60) as a place—not a space—Lindstrom and those of his shipmates who participated in the establishment of the ship as a memorial park, or in crossing the line hijinks as enlisted sailors decades before, arranged their worldviews into similar structured and meaningful “centers of felt value.” Continue reading

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Network Survivability in the Age of Great Power Competition

ENS Joseph P. BunyardUSNA 2020 Voices of Maritime History Prize Essay Executive Summary Question How can the United States Department of the Navy (DoN) continue to leverage its advantages in Network Centric Warfare (NCW) in a communications contested environment? Key … Continue reading

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The International Journal of Naval History Interest Group on Facebook

Chuck SteeleInternational Journal of Naval History From its inception, the International Journal of Naval History has endeavored to “provide a pre-eminent forum for works of naval history researched and written to demonstrable academic standards.” In a sense, the IJNH was … Continue reading

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The Pueblo Incident: Locating the “Hidden” Spy Ship

“Pueblo is Shifted by North Koreans: The North Korean moved the captured United States intelligence ship Pueblo from the port of Wonsan to another place, State Department officials said today.” 1 New York Times (AP)May 10, 1968 Bill StreiferFreelance Journalist … Continue reading

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The U.S. Navy and the Conquest of the Pacific by Lt. Cmdr. Charles H. Stockton

Contents: Introduction The Historical Context Stockton and Mahan Afterthoughts Kenneth C. Wenzer Independent Historian Introduction In 1513 Vasco Núñez de Balboa claimed the entire Pacific and all the shores washed by its waters for the Spanish Empire. Three hundred 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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Eyes of the Ospreys: An Analysis of RAF Coastal Command’s Operational Research Section in Counter-U-Boat Operations

Contents: Background on the Situation Courses of Action Taken Analysis of Results and Consequences Bibliography Timothy A. Walton Independent Scholar In his declaration of war, President Woodrow Wilson protested: “German submarine warfare against commerce is a warfare against mankind.” 1 … Continue reading

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Naval History and Heroes: The Influence of U.S. and British Navalism on Children’s Writing, 1895-1914

By Hazel Sheeky Bird Independent Scholar, Great Britain At the beginning of the twentieth century, a great number of navalist books were produced for children in Britain and America. 1  Navalism, namely the belief that sea power is integral to … Continue reading

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Learning to Fail: Lessons for the Twenty-First Century from the Pacific War

Brent Powers Lieutenant, U.S. Navy Introduction As the U.S. military finds itself several years into its rebalancing to the Pacific, with an unspoken focus on China, today’s naval officers would recognize the conditions that their pre-World War II forebears faced. … Continue reading

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The Warrior’s Influence Abroad: The American Civil War

By Howard J. Fuller University of Wolverhampton Quite simply, the Warrior altered the course of the American Civil War. This isn’t something that’s made its way into the history books—literally thousands of them, more and more, when it comes to … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Churchill Goes to War: Winston’s Wartime Journeys

Brian Lavery, Churchill Goes to War: Winston’s Wartime Journeys, Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 392 pp. Illustrations, photographs, notes, bibliography, index. Review by Timothy J. Demy U.S. Naval War College Brian Lavery’s name and works are well known to naval … Continue reading

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