A Book Review - Ghosts in the Fog: the Untold Story of Alaska’s WWII Invasion
July 17, 2012
Seventy years ago, on June 7, 1942, the Japanese army invaded the Aleutian Islands. Three days later, the U.S. government denied that it ever happened. In fact, the battle lasted until August 1943. During that time, the Aleuts (the indigenous people of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska) were evacuated from their home islands and placed in "ghost towns," usually former mining camps near the Alaskan mainland. Other Aleuts, Americans, and soldiers were captured by the Japanese and sent to prisoner of war camps in Japan. Of the U.S. fighting forces, many died in combat.
Ghosts in the Fog tells the remarkable story of the battle for the Aleutian Islands. The author Samantha Seiple provides a detailed account of the battle for control and creates an excellent narrative describing the struggles of all sides involved. It’s a part of World War II history that has finally been brought to light.
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