Foreign News: Neurologist's Jane's

In the wardrooms of His Majesty's ships last week after the barges brought out the Christmas mail was a heavy oblong new book for officers to look at—the 1933 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships. This compendium of the world's war boats is as useful in the Royal Navy as Who's Who is in a newspaper office. Not for many a year has any Jane edited Jane's. Since 1918 the man who has compiled photographs, diagrams, measurements of all the world's battleships has been Dr. Oscar Parkes, a London physician who pursues his studies of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

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 TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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