ARMY & NAVY: Glory & Disgrace


In Washington one day last week Assistant Secretary of the Navy Henry Latrobe Roosevelt and the U. S. Navy Band helped dedicate a tablet to the late, great Historian George Bancroft, who, as President Polk's Secretary of the Navy, defied Congress in 1845 by setting up without its authority a Naval School which became the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Next day Assistant Secretary Roosevelt motored over to Annapolis to help celebrate its goth anniversary of that event. From far & wide gathered thousands of old Navy men who...

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