Volume 58, Number 4 (2005) Autumn
An etching by James Gillray (1756–1815), considered the leading British caricaturist of the late eighteenth century: “Immortality— the Death of Admiral Lord Nelson—in the moment of Victory!—this Design for the Memorial intended by the City of London . . . humbly submitted to the . . . Lord Mayor.” It appeared on 23 December 1805, the day the body of Nelson, killed on 21 October at Trafalgar, was transferred from his flagship, HMS Victory, on its way to the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich, where it would lie in state. The veneration for the admiral evident even in this somewhat tongue-in-cheek image, and still strong in the United Kingdom today at the bicentennial of his death, has not been afforded by Americans to any of their own great naval leaders— for reasons, and with implications, explored in our lead article by James Holmes.
Come the Revolution—Transforming the Asia-Pacific’s Militaries
Richard A. Bitzinger
Maritime Terrorism in Southeast Asia—The Abu Sayyaf Threat
Rommel C. Banlaoi
Raeder versus Wegener—Conflict in German Naval Strategy
Kenneth P. Hansen
Intelligence and the National Security Strategist: Enduring Issues and Challenges
Jamison Jo Medby, Roger Z. George, and Robert D. Kline
Military Intervention: Cases in Context for the 21st Century
Richard Norton and William J. Lahneman
Spies for Nimitz: Joint Military Intelligence in the Pacific War
James J. Wirtz and Jeffrey M. Moore
Shaping American Military Capabilities Right after the Cold War
Joseph R. Cerami and Richard Lacquement Jr.
Naval Mutinies of the Twentieth Century: An International Perspective
Leonard F. Guttridge, Christopher M. Bell, and Bruce A. Elleman
Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail
Xavier K. Maruyama and Stephen R. Brown
Reprinted by permission of the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, through the kind assistance of its curator, Dr. Peter Harrington, and of the Naval War College’s Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History and Maritime History Department chairman, Dr. John B. Hattendorf. The Naval War College Museum, operated by the Maritime History Department, has planned an exhibit on the battle of Trafalgar, to be displayed October–December 2005.