Book review: The Aleutians 1942-43

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16 April 2019
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This is book 333 in the Osprey Campaign series and tackles the same subject that we covered in our January issue.

Author: BRIAN HERDER

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans

 

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This is book 333 in the Osprey Campaign series and tackles the same subject that we covered in our January issue. It sets the scene and gives you the order of battle as the Japanese sought to occupy parts of Alaska. There are strategic maps and plenty of photos from the fighting, which took place in the bitter cold. There’s even room for a few double-page illustrations, which all helps to giver a flavour of what the fighting was about. It was the only time in WWII that American land was occupied by a foreign power, as the Japanese took control of Attu and Kiska Islands in the Bering Sea. Eventually the American’s retook the islands and secured the north Pacific sea routes.

 

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• Osprey Publishing

• 98 pages • Softcover • £14.99

 

As reviewed in The Armourer May 2019.

 

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