World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ALASKA: Under Cover

What were the Japs doing in their newly won footholds in the western Aleutians, the bleak little islands of Attu and Kiska? If the U.S. Army & Navy knew, they did not say. So the only news was from the Tokyo radio, and that was positively insulting. The Jap broadcasts said that Attu and Kiska had been renamed Atsuta and Narukam; that vegetable seeds and potatoes had been shipped in and that "this alone reveals that our action was not meant to be merely temporary"; that Japanese Navy headquarters had sent congratulations to the unnamed "supreme commander of ground forces...

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