Army & Navy - OPERATIONS: Out of the Darkness

"Both in Europe and in the Pacific, long roads still lie ahead. But we are now fully entered on those roads, fortified with unity, power and experience, imbued with confidence and determined to travel far and fast to victory."

With this flourish, Admiral Ernest Joseph King this week wound up his first report of the war — a 50,000-word document comparable to George Marshall's report on the Army (TIME, Sept. 13).

The Navy, Ernie King could now say, was in good shape, with plenty of good equipment (2,500,000 tons of combat ships already). Now...

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