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Author Name:    COHEN, Stan

Title:   Forgotten War : A Pictorial History of World War II in Alaska and Northwestern Canada. 3d pr pb.

Publisher:    Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1982, 

Seller ID:   38230

COHEN, Stan. The Forgotten War : A Pictorial History of World War II in Alaska and Northwestern Canada. Missoula, Mont.: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., (February 1982). Third Printing. Pp 260. 4to, ill. card covers. Chapters : 1. North Country Defenses 1867-1941; 2. Northwest Staging Route; 3. The Alaska Highway; 4. The Canol Project; 5. Lend-Lease to Russia; 6. Transportation Systems; 7. Towns and Airfields; 8. North Country at War; 9. Aleutian Island Defenses; 10. Dutch Harbor; 11. Adak; 12. Amchitka; 13. The Navy at War; 14. The Air Force at War; 15. The Battle of Attu; 16. The Kiska Occupation; 17. Legacy of the War. "The Battle of Attu was the second most costly battle as per troops involved in the Pacific Theater for the United States during the war. The Battle of Attu was the first amphibious island invasion by the U. S. Army in World War II. The first bombing of the Japanesehomeland by land based Navy bombers was from the Aleutian Islands. More th an one billion dollars was spent on construction projects in Alaska and northwestern Canada by the U. S. Government in World War II. The Alaska-Highway-Canol Project was the largest overseas construction project during the war. The first invasion of U. S. Soil since the War of 1812 happened in the Aleutian Islands in 1942. The first Japanese Zero captured intact in the warwas on Atkun Island in July 1942. The longest continuous telephone line in the world was strung from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Edmonton, Alberta, along t he Alaska Highway. The Battle of the Komandorskis in March 1943 was the longest continuous gunnery battle in modern naval history."- from the rear cover. Name, slightly rubbed, spine crease, else very good. 30.00


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