The Battle of Manila Bay
Feuer, A. B., Sea Classics
May marks the 104th Anniversary of the epic battle that transformed the United States into a major seapower.
Under the guiding hand of Commodore George Dewey, a Navy that hadn't fought a major battle in more than thirty years gave the Spaniards a severe defeat in far distant Manila Bay.
The United States Navy investigation into the sinking of the battleship MAINE, on 15 February 1898, was a difficult undertaking. The nation's press had been inciting the American people with war hysteria headlines. It was almost impossible for the naval officers conducting the inquiry not to be influenced by public opinion, the enormity of the tragedy, and a thirst for revenge. …
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Publication information: Article title: The Battle of Manila Bay. Contributors: Feuer, A. B. - Author. Magazine title: Sea Classics. Volume: 35. Issue: 5 Publication date: May 2002. Page number: 26+. © Challenge Publications Inc. Mar 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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