Notes from the Past

Movement of Ships Concealed

The U. S. Navy seems to be going into hiding.  A cover received the other day, postmarked June 22, reads simply "U. S. Navy," and the usual killer bar at the right are mute.  No name of the ship, no mention of its whereabouts, all previously so customary in peace times.  A war time precaution, no naval information can be gleaned from postmarks.
- George B. Sloane
Sloane's Column
July 12, 1941

Posted September 5, 1999

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