Monday, February 26, 2007

VADM Sims: proto-MilBlogger

Awhile back, Sid pointed the way towards a great quote from VADM Sims:
"After I had finished my tour as Naval Attache in Paris, 1897 to 1900, they would not let me come home. Anyway they sent me to the Kentucky on the way out [to the Asia Station]. I had never seen one of our battleships before. They were built while I was abroad. I was acquainted with the foreign ones. When I saw that battleship I was absolutely astounded. It is almost incredible that white men who have reached the present stage of civilization could have built a ship like that."
Yep, he would be blogg'n.

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