Offered for sale are Five 1950’s United States Naval Institute Proceedings Magazines. This Magazine was first published in the 1870”s and it is one of the oldest continuously published magazines in the United States. The Magazine is written by active duty, retired military, civilians, plus articles written by the Secretaries of Defense from every branch of the service. The stories and fantastic photos cover our battles in WWI, WWII, and the current Korean War which is raging on as these Five Naval Magazines were being published. The Naval Institute has collected over 450,000 photos since their first issue which they now use to go along with the great stories found in every Magazine.
Each magazine has over one hundred pages. The magazines are numbered with Page One starting in the January Issue of a certain year and finished with page 1420 in the December Issue of the same year. There are at least 70 stories in these 5 Magazines that you'll find quite interesting with a number of them that focus on the Korean War that started in 1950. Listed below is each magazine and its condition:
1. Dated March 1951, Volume 77, Number 3. The cover shows the U.S.S. Saratoga, Brooklyn Navy Yard, in 1888. Stories include---National Security and Military Policy—The First Uncensored Japanese Account—The Genesis and the Passing of the “Open Door”—1,000 Submarines-Fact or Fiction—Naval Power and the American Destiny—and more. **Covers: Good- condition. There are four small and a few tiny brown spots on the spine of the front cover, three tiny tears along the spine, some soiling to the back cover, and light wear to the front and back covers. The front and back covers are not attached to the inside pages. **Inside Pages: Good- condition. There are three brown spots on the first two and the last three inside pages, and gray stains near the spine edge of quite a few of the inside pages.
2. April 1951, Volume 77, Number 4. The cover shows a photo of the U.S.S. Minneapolis at anchor in the Delaware River. Stories include---Risky Rescue—The Jets Come of Age—The Guam Story—Czar’s Communism—Lead Kindly Light—and more. **Covers: Good Condition. Minor wear and a 1” tear along the spine, 3 tiny tan dots and 2 tiny lines on front, and very light water marks along spine on back.**Inside pages: Good condition. Brown spots and light brown stains on the first 4 inside pages, and light tan stains along the spine edge of the last five inside pages.
3. June 1952, Volume 78, Number 6. The cover features an artist’s rendition of the Battle of Midway in 1942. Stories include---Why Japan’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Failed—Journey Into The Unknown-The Problem of Alliances—The Birth of The Navy’s Night Fighters—Are The Lessons of History No Longer Valid?—and more. **Covers: Good- condition. There is a light blue stain on the top half of the spine edge of the front cover, a ¾” tan spot at the bottom edge of the front cover, light wear to the front and back covers. **Inside Pages: Very good condition.
4. July 1952, Volume 78, Number 7. The cover features a artist’s rendition of a Fourteenth Century Naval Action. Stories include---Franklin Delano Roosevelt: A Disciple of Admiral Mahan—Rambline In The “Ramapo”—The Masters of War—Bougainville Rendezvous—The History of the Prevention of Fouling—and more. **Covers: Good- condition. There is some soiling along the spine and minor soiling to the front and back covers, a tiny tan spot on the front cover, three vertical light blue lines on the back cover(these might be from the printing), and crease marks at the bottom left corner of the back cover.**Inside pages: Very good condition.
5. December 1954, Volume 80, Number 12. The cover features an artist’s rendition of Commodore Thomas Macdonough from 1783 through 1825. Stories include---The River War in Indochina—In Hoc Signo---Victory!—A Naval Lesson of the Korean Conflict—Plymouth Colony Beachhead—Okinawa: A Key to the Western Pacific—and more. **Covers: Fair condition. There are water marks on the left side of the front cover and on the spine, three tiny tears along the spine, a 1” tear at the top of the spine, light soiling to the front cover, the word “complete” is written in pencil near the top edge of the front cover, a crease mark at the bottom right front corner, edge wear to the front cover, and the picture is worn off of two areas on the back cover(please see photo of this magazine). **Inside pages: Good condition. There are light water stains on the first three inside pages and the last 5 inside pages.
Teachers---These Five A United States Naval Institute Proceedings Magazines make a great teaching tool. A neat gift or birthday present to give to the sailor in your family. God Bless Our Vets!!!
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