Here Comes The Enemy (Page Four)
The United States Merchant Marine refers to the fleet of US civilian-owned merchant ships—operated by either the government or the private sector, that are engaged in commerce or transportation of goods and services in and out of the navigable waters of the United States. The Merchant Marine is responsible for transporting cargo and passengers during peace time. In time of war, the Merchant Marine is an auxiliary to the Navy, and can be called upon to deliver troops and supplies for the military.
Our captain readies the ship for an attack!
The Captain prepares for battle by keeping the civilians away from the guns!
German Dive Bombers Out Of The South
German Spy Is Caught On Board And Paraded In From Of The Passengers
Seems like a friendly sort of guy and in fact he
dances the jitterbug when not being held captive!
Espionage or spying involves an individual obtaining (i.e., using human intelligence HUMINT methods) information that is considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information. Espionage is inherently clandestine, as the legitimate holder of the information may change plans or take other countermeasures once it is known that the information is in unauthorized hands.
See clandestine HUMINT for the basic concepts of such information collection, and subordinate articles such as clandestine HUMINT operational techniques and clandestine HUMINT asset recruiting for discussions of the "tradecraft" used to collect this information. Secret agents and spies started in wars.
Incidents of espionage are well documented throughout history. The ancient writings of Chinese and Indian military strategists such as Sun-Tzu and Chanakya contain information on deception and subversion.
Chanakya's student Chandragupta Maurya, founder of the Maurya Empire, made use of assassinations, spies and secret agents, which are described in Chanakya's Arthasastra. The ancient Egyptians had a thoroughly developed system for the acquisition of intelligence, and the Hebrews used spies as well, as in the story of Rahab.
Feudal Japan often used ninja to gather intelligence. More recently, spies played a significant part in Elizabethan England (see Francis Walsingham). Many modern espionage methods were well established even then.
Did You Know? - The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt in the early 1930s. It was one of the first true modern fighters of the era, including such features as an all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. The Bf 109 was produced in greater quantities than any other fighter aircraft in history, with 30,573 units built alone during 1939-1945. Fighter production totalled 47% of all German aircraft production, and the Bf 109 accounted for 57% of all fighter types produced.
Our Anti-aircraft Gunners Were First Class!
The American's Come To The Rescue And Shoot The Germans Down!
Everybody wanted to get up close and see the action!
After The Performance They Did A Fly-By For The Ship!
Time To Eat A Bit Of Lunch!
OK, Back To The Aft Museum
"Museum? did I hear you say museum?"
She heard the "M" word!
John McCain's Father Was A US Navy Admiral In WWII
What was his opponent's family history? Sorry, it came out!
W6LV is their ham radio installation. I stopped by to talk
to them for a while and visit their old equipment.
We are back home
They will be in Catalina in an hour!
The LAFD greeted us with spray from their largest fire fighting ship!
The end of a beautiful day
We got a little push
We played it smart and waited until the crowds were gone!
Great view 360 degrees
We Went To The San Pedro Elks Lodge To View The Port From Above