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The Aleutian Campaign of World War II
The Library Of Congress Veteran's History Project has collocated the stories and documents of American service members who served in the Aleutians during World War II. Click on the link to read a Folklife today blog post about the campaign Click on the image to connect to these resources.
Commemorative areas in Alaska related to World War II
Books available for download
Aleutian Islands by
Call Number: D 114.7/5:AL 2
Publication Date: 1992
Provides one in a series of 40 illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns in which U.S. Army troops participated during the war. Each brochure describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major American units involved, and analyzes the impact of the campaign on future operations.
Attu Boy by
Call Number: I 29.2:AT 8/2/2012-2
Publication Date: 2012-04-30
Nick Golodoff was a six year old when the peaceful life of his remote Aleutian village was interrupted by an invasion by the Japanese army on May 7, 1942. As soldiers poured into Attu on foot, shooting, Nick hid in his neighbors' barabara, or sod house.
The Japanese occupied Attu for two months before taking the Unangan occupants of the village to Otaru, a city on Hokkaido. Over the next three years nearly half the Attuans died of disease and starvation, among them Nick's father, brother and sister. Nick's memoir tells, through a child's eyes, the story of that extraordinary and tragic experience, and reflects on his life in Atka after World War II.
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