Ghosts in the Fog

Ghosts in the Fog

The Untold Story of Alaska's WWII Invasion

Book - 2011
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"Ghosts in the fog is the first narrative nonfiction book for young adults to tell the riveting story of how the Japanese invaded and occupied the Aleutian Islands in Alaska during World War II. This fascinating little-known piece of American history is told from the point of view of the American civilians who were captured and taken prisoner, along with the American and Japanese soldiers who fought in one of the bloodiest battles of hand-to-hand combat during the war."
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780545296540
Branch Call Number: Ju 940.5428 Sei


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LibrarySquare Jan 30, 2016

Did you know that Japan invaded Alaska in World War II? Probably not, because the United States government asked all service men to never talk about it and kept the government records classified. About five months after the Pearl Harbor attack on May 14, 1941, the Japanese invaded and occupied the Aleutian Islands. The U.S. Navy publicly denied the invasion and the bloody hand-to-hand fighting that took place, but the USA put US citizens and Native Alaskans into dilapidated fish warehouses and deplorable interment camps. These people lost their homes and livelihood...their lives were changed forever. This forgotten U.S. war is not forgotten in Japan, for each year Japanese commemorate those who died in the Aleutian Island. Come meet Etta Jones, a school teacher and POW, the Kiska weather team and Sherman Smith, a soldier, along with others caught in the grasp of the war. Discover how one man’s enemies is now his dear friend. An extensive thirteen page bibliography leads readers to more information. YALSA 2012 Nominee for Excellence in Nonfiction for YA


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