... for the worst, the Commodore caused the ships constantly to be kept in perfect readiness, and the crews to be drilled as thoroughly as they are in time of active war. He was prepared, also, to meet the Japanese on their own ground, and exhibit toward...
Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and ... - Sivu 266
tekijä(t) Matthew Calbraith Perry, Lambert Lilly - 1856 - 624 sivua
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