When Japan occupied America


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Military Illustrated - Past and Present
Vol. 179 (April 2003), p. 16-23


When the Japanese took the Aleutian Islands, they took a little piece of America. As part of Alaska, it was the only fragment of the American homeland occupied by the Japanese in World War Two. Mark Leigh tells the unusual story of the battle for this sub-arctic landscape and how it evolved out of the decisive conflict at Midway