Archive for '- Exploration'
The Summer 2010 issue of Prologue has just hit the shelves, and YouTube. While our award-winning magazine is packed with Ponzi schemes, prison themes, and polar dreams, we’ve added something extra for our online readers: the silver screen. Our hardworking writers have searched the motion picture holdings to find some footage related to three of [...]
Gen. J.J. Pershing at Paris with World Fliers. Left to right: Lieuts. Ogden, Arnold, Smith,Gen. Pershing, Lieuts. Wade, Nelson, Harding (US Air Force Pre-1954 Official Still Photography Collection) In 1924, a group of Americans were welcomed by thousands of Frenchmen in Paris on Bastille Day. There was no war, but General Pershing requested a meeting [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on July 14, 2010, under - Exploration, - World War I.
Tags: 1924 olympics, aerial flight, bastille day, Circumnavigation of the Globe, douglas world cruiser, first world flight, france, General Pershing, legion of honor, magellans of the sky, NARA, National archives and records administration, Prologue magazine
In the history of the United States Navy, no formal mutiny on the high seas has ever occurred, though one was narrowly averted on the storied decks of the USS Somers in 1842. Without a Naval academy to train future Naval officers, the USS Somers set out in 1842 with a crew of seaman in [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on May 4, 2010, under - Exploration.
Tags: annapolis, gansevoort, herman melville, history of midshipmen, naval mutiny, only mutiny in us history, philip spencer, raphael semmes, slidell mackenzie, somers, true story of billy budd