By David F. Winkler, Ph.D. NHF Staff Historian The Naval Historical Foundation saddened with the news of the passing of one of its Life Members – Admiral James “Ace” Lyons who departed this world on December 12th. Asked to discuss his recently published Oceans Ventured, Winning the Cold War at Sea, (Norton, 2018) NHF Board
What do Chesapeake Bay oysters, Barbary pirates, the “quasi-war” between U.S. and French ships, and the Vietnam boat people have in common? They were all winning entries in the Naval Historical Foundation’s (NHF) 2018 National History Day (NHD) “Teacher of Distinction” awards program. NHF will once again recognize outstanding history teachers by awarding its Teacher
The latest issue of Pull Together was just published. Pull Together Fall 2018
USN Battleship vs IJN Battleship: The Pacific 1942-44 By Mark Stille Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK (2017) Reviewed by Ed Calouro Mark Stille has succeeded in squeezing significant information into a limited number of pages. Stille is a retired USN commander and a graduate of and former faculty member at the Naval War College.
Doomed Before the Start: The Allied Intervention in Norway 1940 Volume 2 – Evacuation and Further Naval Operations By Niall Cherry, Helion & Company, Gliwice, Poland, (2017) Reviewed by Jeffrey Schultz The final volume in Niall Cherry’s Norway 1940 campaign study, this cautionary work continues from the Narvik evacuation until the final departures.
Episode Eight-From the Ashes There are several conclusions that one can reach as this well-conceived series concludes. Two are very important. First, it was truly the “Greatest Generation” that won a brutal war and made the world a better place in which to live. Second, and perhaps more closely