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- proper n. A major man-made canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
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- n. a ship canal 40 miles long across the Isthmus of Panama built by the United States (1904-1914)
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The eventuality (not yet improbable) has still to be faced of the Scharnhorst and Company coming through the Panama Canal to New York to release the mass of armed German liners ready to emerge into the Atlantic.
What could be a better garrotte in time of hostilities, or even crisis, against your main, openly stated capitalistic enemy than to be able to inhibit the Panama Canal or rock it a little?
But Roosevelt recognized also that on the completion of the Panama Canal we might be exposed to much international friction, and unless we were ready to defend the Canal and its approaches, a Foreign Power might easily do it great damage or wrest it from us, at least for a time.
He also asked whether “regulations of the Panama Canal Company permit passage of belligerent ships.”
Glenn and Armstrong got paired up in early June 1963 for jungle survival training, organized by the USAF Tropical Survival School, at Albrook AFB in the Panama Canal Zone.
Judy and I had arrived in Manila on July 20, 1940, after a delightful trip from New York City through the Panama Canal on the U.S. Army T.ansport Republic bound for S.n Francisco, and on the U.S.A.T. Grant via Hawaii, Guam and Manila.