ARMY & NAVY: 40,000 Seamen

Last week off Gonaives, seaport of Haiti, the burning rays of a tropical sun shone on well-scrubbed decks and burnished brass and steel made rainbows in flying spray. More than 100 U. S. warships strung out in a long grey line against lazily heaving waves and the deep blue of the sky. Huge battleships, their flags flying, moved along like imperturbable swimming pyramids; slim grey destroyers cut through the water as precisely as a butcher's whirling knife slices cheese; ungainly plane and submarine tenders waddled past. The only sounds were the faint...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!