Alaska At War 1941 1945

Author: Fern Chandonnet
Editor: University of Alaska Press
ISBN: 1602231354
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Over the course of the past two hundred years, only one United States territory has experienced foreign occupation: Alaska. Available for the first time in paperback, Alaska at War brings readers face to face with the North Pacific front in World War II. Wide-ranging essays cover the war as seen by Alaskan eyes, including the Japanese invasion of the Attu and Kiska islands, the effects of the war on Aleutian Islanders, and the American campaign to recover occupied territory. Whether you’re a historian or a novice student interested in this pivotal period of American history, Alaska at War provides fascinating insight into the background, history, and cultural impact of war on the Alaskan homefront.

Stepping Stones To Nowhere

Author: Galen Roger Perras
Editor: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774809900
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The Aleutian Islands, a mostly forgotten portion of the United Stateson the southwest coast of Alaska, have often assumed a key role inAmerican military strategy. But for most Americans, prior to the SecondWorld War, the bleak and barren islands were of little interest. InStepping Stones to Nowhere, Galen Perras shows how that changed withthe Japanese occupation of the western Aleutians, which climaxed in thehorrendous battle for Attu. Perras reveals how this clash in the NorthPacific demonstrated serious problems with the way that Americancivilian and military decision makers sought to incite a globalconflict.

Modern Military Geography

Author: Francis Galgano
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136919805
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This book of contributed chapters by subject matter expertly provides an overview and analysis of salient contemporary and historical military subjects from the military geographer’s perspective. Factors of geography have had a compelling influence on battles and campaigns throughout history; however, geography and military affairs have gained heightened attention during the past two decades, and military geography is the discipline best situated to explain them. Hence, the premise of this book and its contents are founded on the principle that geographical knowledge of space, place, people, and scale provide essential insights into contemporary security issues and promotes the idea that such insight is critical to understanding and managing significant military problems at local, regional, and global scales.

City For Empire

Author: Preston Jones
Editor: University of Alaska Press
ISBN: 1602230854
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First settled in 1915, Anchorage, Alaska, was founded with the American empire in mind. During World War I, it served as a conduit through which coal could be shipped to the Pacific, where the US Navy was engaged with Japan. Decades later, during World War II, Anchorage became an equally important site for the defense of the mainland and the projection of American power. City for Empire tells the story of Anchorage's development in that period, focusing in particular on the international context of the city's early decades and its surprisingly diverse inhabitants. A thorough yet accessible read, City for Empire captures the history of this remarkable city.

The A To Z Of World War Ii

Author: Anne Sharp Wells
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810870266
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The A to Z of World War II: The War Against Japan traces the brutal conflict from Japan's seizure of Chinese territory in 1931, through the onset of war with the Western Allies in 1941, to the use of atomic weapons by the United States in 1945. It also addresses the aftermath of the war, including the formation of the United Nations and the American occupation of Japan. As the first of two volumes covering World War II, this volume concentrates on the war in Asia and the Pacific so the user benefits from the comprehensive explanations of the people, places, and events that shaped much of that region's 20th-century history.

Ghosts In The Fog

Author: Samantha Seiple
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545296544
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Presents an account of the World War II invasion of Alaska by the Japanese and is told from the viewpoints of American civilians who were captured on the Aleutian Islands.

World War Two In Alaska And Northwest Canada 1941 1945

Author: Stan Cohen
Editor: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780878426935
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"This book is a continuation of the Forgotten War series. Featuring all new material, its emphasis is on personal stories of the participants in the war in Alaska and Northwest Canada. Hundreds of black-and-white and color photos are included in chapters covering such topics as highway and pipeline construction, Lend-Lease to Russia, transportation, Dutch Harbor, aviation and naval activities, civilian contractors, the Kurils, The Battle of Attu, the American and Canadian occupation of Kiska, the Legacy of the War and much, much more. This book should interest anyone who lives or lived in the areas and also those who are interested in World War Two."--Provided by publisher.

World War Ii The Encyclopedia Of The War Years 1941 1945

Author: Norman Polmar
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486479625
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This authoritative and comprehensive survey features over 2,400 entries. Subjects range from battles, soldiers, and military activities to politics, culture, and the Holocaust. Enlivened by 85 illustrations, its panoramic perspective encompasses WWII's enduring influences on the American way of life. "A unique and valuable look at the war."—General James Doolittle

Combat Chronology 1941 1945

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Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428915435
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Feeding The Bear

Author: Hubert P. Van Tuyll
Editor: Praeger
ISBN:
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When the German army invaded Russia in June 1941, the United States' Lend-Lease system was already in place to aid friendly powers at war and thereby promote the defense of the U.S. van Tuyll studies the military impact of Lend-Lease on Russian efforts to repel and finally conquer the Nazi invaders. He uses a wealth of data from many sources including some from the substantial Military Mission files, declassified as recently as 1983, to assess the long-neglected issue of the actual impact of Lend-Lease aid on Soviet victory on the Eastern Front.