battle of Midway




 
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May 7th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 

Topic: battle of Midway


"Our citizens can now rejoice that a momentous victory is in the making. Perhaps we will be forgiven if we claim we are about midway to our objective."
Admiral Chester Nimitz - June 1942
May 7th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 

Topic: Why a ship is always referred to as a "she".


Excellent one. This would be his complete phrase [After the Battle of Midway, CINCCAP Communiqué No. 3, (6 June 1942)]:

"Through the skill and devotion to duty of their armed forces of all branches in the Midway area our citizens can now rejoice that a momentous victory is in the making.
It was on a Sunday just six months ago that the Japanese made their peace‑time attack on our fleet and army activities on Oahu. At that time they created heavy damage, it is true, but their act aroused the grim determination of our citizenry to avenge such treachery, and it raised, not lowered, the morale of our fighting men.
Pearl Harbor has now been partially avenged. Vengeance will not be complete until Japanese sea power has been reduced to impotence. We have made substantial progress in that direction. Perhaps we will be forgiven if we claim we are about midway to our objective!".

Oh hey and hear this other one:

When asked why a ship is always referred to as a "she" (13 February 1940), as quoted in The New York Times (15 February 1940), he replied: "Because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder".
Admiral Chester Nimitz
May 7th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
Great ones, IG
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