VIDEO: In Alaska, the 2nd Deadliest Battle of the Pacific | HistoryNet

VIDEO: In Alaska, the 2nd Deadliest Battle of the Pacific

3/18/2019 • Military History

The Battle of Attu in May of 1943 was the only land battle of World War II fought on incorporated U.S. territory. It was the second deadliest battle in the Pacific Theater, after Iwo Jima, due largely to a failed last-ditch banzai charge.

This video is adapted from the article “Aleutian Battleground” in the January 2019 print issue of Military History.



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