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Stepping stones to nowhere : the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, and American military strategy, 1867-1945

Author: Galen Roger Perras
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2003.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Galen Roger Perras
ISBN: 1591148367 9781591148364
OCLC Number: 53015264
Notes: Originally published: Vancouver : UBC Press, 2003.
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Waterloo, 1995.
Description: xiv, 274 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: One of our great strategic points : Alaskan defence, 1867-1934 --
He who holds Alaska will hold the world : Alaskan security, 1934-41 --
Entirely open to attack : Aleutian defence, December 1941 to June 1942 --
All commanders on minor fronts regard their own actions as highly important : July 1942 to January 1943 --
Total destruction is the only answer : westward to Attu --
A strong Alaska means a foot-loose fleet : Kiska's capture --
We have opened the door to Tokyo : plans to take the Kurile Ilsands, 1943-5 --
Stepping stones to nowhere.
Responsibility: Galen Roger Perras.

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