Naval Lessons of the Great War: A Review of the Senate Naval Investigation of the Criticisms by Admiral Sims of the Policies and Methods of Josephus Daniels

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Doubleday, Page, 1921 - World War, 1914-1918 - 472 pages
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Page 35 - To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, everything that we are and everything that we have, with the pride of those who know that the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace which she has treasured. God helping her, she can do no other.
Page 235 - Operations * * * who shall, under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, be charged with the operations of the fleet and with the preparation and readiness of plans for its use in war.
Page 47 - That the President be, and he hereby is, further authorized to present, but not in the name of Congress, a Navy cross of appropriate design and a ribbon, together with a rosette or other device to be worn in lieu thereof, to any person who, while in the naval service of the United States, since the sixth...
Page 143 - Don't let the British pull the wool over your eyes; it is none of our business pulling their chestnuts out of %the fire. We would as soon fight the British as the Germans.
Page 370 - I know where the nest is and know that the nest is breeding hornets as fast as I can find them. I am willing for my part, and I know you are willing, because I know the stuff you are made of — I am willing to sacrifice half the navy Great Britain and we together have to crush that nest, because if we crush it, the war is won.
Page 151 - The Allies are very weak," cabled General Pershing, on the 2d of December, "and we must come to their relief this year, 1918. The year after may be too late. It is very doubtful if they can hold on until 1919 unless we give them a lot of support this year.
Page 441 - ... position at all times to fall back on our Main Fleet if it approached these waters. 3rd. Prepare the maximum number of supply and fuel ships and be prepared to support our heavy forces in case they are needed. 4th. Concentrate all naval construction on destroyers and light craft. Postpone construction of heavy craft and depend upon the fact which I believe to be true that regardless of any future developments we can always count upon the support of the British Navy.
Page 152 - It cannot be too emphatically declared that we should be prepared to take the field with at least four corps by June 30. In view of past performances with tonnage heretofore available such a project is impossible of...
Page 47 - That the President of the United States be, and he Is hereby, authorized to present, in the name of Congress, a medal of honor to any person who, while in the naval service of the United States, shall, in action involving actual conflict...
Page 438 - In the presence of the present submarine emergency they are helpless to the point of panic. Every plan we suggest they reject for some reason of prudence. " In my view this is not a time for prudence but for boldness, even at the cost of great losses.

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