Starting in 1912, all Naval War College students researched and wrote a thesis paper. The three papers selected here address aspects of the "Great" War from the perspective of the "next generation" of American naval officers. All of these men experienced a curriculum at the Naval War College that drew on the lessons from WWI.
Weeks' paper, written during the height of the Cold War shows the long historical and strategic importance of the Dardanelles. Towers focused on the impact of aircraft, which only gained in importance through the 1930s, and Krause specifically focused on German naval strategy.