ARMY & NAVY: Unterrified

Most important of the islands of Hawaii is Oahu on which Honolulu is situate. Eight miles to the west of the city, the land recedes in a sinuous curve and ten square miles of Pacific Ocean rolls in through a channel, mountain-flanked. This is Pearl Harbor where ships may ride, safe from storm, safe from hostile view. Behind it rises the impassable Koolau and Waianae mountains. As a naval base, it is unexcelled.

All for this the tropical tranquillity of Honolulu clerks and merchants has been rudely broken...

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