Pacific Historic Parks Bookstore

Alaska at War 1941-1945: The Forgotten War Remembered

Edited by Fern Chandonnet

In the last two hundred years, only one U.S. territory has experienced foreign occupation: Alaska in World War II. Now available for the first time in paperback, Alaska at War brings readers face to face with World War II in the North Pacific. Wide-ranging essays cover the Japanese invasion of the islands of Attu and Kiska, the effects of the war on Aleutian Islanders, the role of minorities in the northern conflict, and the American campaign to recover the occupied Aleutians. Contributions also address the effects of the war on film, race relations, and the construction of the Alaska Highway. Additional chapters tackle the Lend-Lease program and how to preserve historic sites in the challenging environment of Alaska.

Whether you’re a historian or just want to know more about this pivotal period in American history, Alaska at War will provide you with the stories and background to understand how Alaska’s citizens and soldiers endured foreign invasion.

Contributors include Brian Garfield, author of The Thousand-Mile War; Dean C. Allard on the navy in the North Pacific; Stephen W. Haycox on the effects of war on the home front; and Ray Hudson and Dean Kohlhoff on the Aleut experience.

Soft cover. 474 pages. Book measures approximately 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches.

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)

★ Read Product Reviews

Let customers speak for us

615 reviews
99%
(607)
1%
(4)
0%
(1)
0%
(3)
0%
(0)
Perfect

Everything was perfect. My husband is a Veteran and enjoyed this gift very much. Thank you.

Enjoyed the book I always like reading real history.
One of the cups was completely destroyed, sent you an email when received got no reply, not happy on this
Got no geek patch or black tears.
What I did get intact (book & 1 cup) proved to be quite expensive…………

Loved it so much we bought it twice

My parents brought this shirt back as a souvenir for my 4 year old daughter. She wore it constantly until the day she discovered scissors 😭. She cut it up and was so proud of herself until I freaked out, then we both cried… I would usually take this opportunity to teach a lesson about scissors and say “sorry, you’re SOL.” But this gift was so loved and I felt she learned her lesson when she realized she had ruined it rather than improving it.

Great quality sticker

I bought it to put with my photo book and keepsakes from my trip to visit this incredible memorial.

Great coin

Just a beautiful tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor on that fateful December 7th.