TITLE

What We Learned…from the Battle of Attu

AUTHOR(S)
Harding, Stephen
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Military History;Feb/Mar2009, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the lessons learned from the Battle of Attu, the westernmost of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The area was occupied by some 1,200 men of the Japanese Army North Seas Detachment led by Major Matsutoshi Hozumi on June 7, 1942. The area was recaptured with substantial U.S. losses. Lessons from the battle include moving quickly, knowing the terrain, and using the right force.
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35963978

 

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