NAVY DEPARTMENT COMMUNIQUÉS
AND PERTINENT PRESS RELEASES
DECEMBER 10, 1941
MARCH 5, 1943
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1943
March 23, 1943.
This publication contains the first 300 communiqués issued by the Navy Department during the Second World War. The first is dated December 10, 1941; the last March 5, 1943. There are also included certain press releases, such as the Secretary of the Navy's statement on Pearl Harbor dated December 15, 1941, which it is felt are of outstanding historical importance.
It will be noted that the communiqués are reprinted serially and that the press releases have been interpolated in their proper chronologic places. Where not otherwise stated all these documents were given to the press for "immediate release."