December 1956 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute
December 1956, Vol. No. 12, No. 12, Whole No. 646
Front Cover: HMS Dreadnought, 1906. Completing her trials just fifty years ago this month, the Dreadnought ushered in the era of the all-big-gun ship. The cover picture was prepared espedolly for the U. S. Naval Institute by Mr. George B. Keester after the painting by the English artist, Norman Wilkinson. For the story of the origin of the Dreadnought and her influence, see the articles beginning on pages 1309 and 1316 below.
THE OPERATORS (ENLISTED PRIZE ESSAY, 1956) 1255
By Chief Quartermaster William J. Stanley, U. S. Navy
NEEDED—A MILITARY STRATEGY OF MOBILITY 1263
By Edgar A. Parsons
THE LAW OF THE SEA AND THE NAVAL OFFICER 1271
By Commander R. C. Benitez, U. S. Navy, and Philip G. Yeager
HITLER VERSUS HIS GENERALS IN THE WEST 1281
By Captain Martin Blumenson, U. S. Army, and Major James Hodgson, U. S. Army Reserve
YD-171—HERCULES OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY 1289
By Ensign Vernon C. Honsinger, U. S. Navy
THE LOST MERCHANT FLEET OF JAPAN 1295
By Commander Stanley A. Wheeler, U. S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY YEARS OF NAVAL RECRUITING 1301
By Chief Journalist 0. S. Role, U. S. Navy
FISHER AND THE GENESIS OF THE Dreadnought 1309
By Arthur J. Marder
THE DREADNOUGHT ERA (PICTORIAL) 1316
By Frank Uhlig, Jr.
DISCUSSIONS, COMMENTS, NOTES 1329
Book REVIEWS 1333
I ' PROFESSIONAL NOTES 1343
A PAGE FROM THE OLD NAVY 1358
SECRETARY'S NOTES 1361
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