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A History of the Navy in 100 Objects
A History of the Navy in 100 Objects

Object 64: John Paul Jones Presentation Sword

Why do midshipmen still carry swords on the parade field? What is the significance of such a seemingly-outdated weapon? Tune in to learn from former Naval Academy Superintendent, VADM Michael Miller, USN (Ret.) for his perspective on the weight of responsibility that comes with such a blade. We use John Paul Jones' presentation sword as an example.

Object 64 - John Paul Jones Presentation Sword

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