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 youare 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.down the track. He said, aquot;Boy they lit up everything! They got out the Coleman lanterns, flashlights, candles, whatever they had.aquot; I think ... His aide-decamp got me out of there fast before Buckner could find out who I was. ... I had to get my field manual out and show them pictures of the guns so they could determine their nomenclature. ... (This is an edited transcript of a cassette audio tape made on 3 June 1993 in Durango, Colorado, ... Joseph M. May is enjoying an active retirement.
|Title||:||Alaska at War, 1941-1945|
|Publisher||:||University of Alaska Press - 2007-09-15|