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UNITED NEWSREEL: "U.S. Completes Occupation of Attu Island"
 

 

 

This 1943 United Newsreel clip is one of the few reports of the Battle of Attu to reach the American public.

 

This clip is included in the documentary, "Red White Black & Blue". "Red White Black & Blue" is the first feature-length documentary to tell the story of the Battle of Attu, one of the bloodiest battles of World War II and the only invasion of the United States since the War of 1812.

 

 
   
  INVASION OF ATTU  
 

 

 

In 1943, after three weeks of costly fighting, Attu was taken by our forces to mark the first major American victory since Guadalcanal.

 
   
  Victory At Sea - Ep-11 (3) - The Magnetic North - HQ  
 

 

THE MAGNETIC NORTH

War from Murmansk to Alaska

Release Date: January 18, 1953 ... (Episode #11)

 

In the Magnetic North, the Germans and Japanese both try to attack the Allies in the farthest reaches of the Northern Hemisphere. First, the Germans attempt to destroy the convoys which are headed to Murmansk. The Germans are desperate to stop the supplies from reaching Russia. As the convoys enter the North Sea, the Luftwaffe is there to meet them with plenty of bombs. The German Navy hides in the Norweigian fjords and come out to surprise the convoys and still more bombings on the ships that still survive for the final leg into Russia. In the second part of the video, the Japanese surprise the Americans with the invasion and capture of Attu. But forces from Dutch Harbor reorganize and an amphibious raids land on the tiny island as the Marines eventually eliminate the Japanese invaders.

 
   
  Private Snafu in the Aleutians  
 

 

"Private Snafu" was a series of animated short films produced by and for the Armed Forces during World War Two. This episode was written by Theodor "Dr Seuss" Geisel and directed by Chuck Jones.

 

This film is featured in the documentary "Red White Black & Blue". "Red White Black & Blue" is the first feature-length documentary to tell the story of the Battle of Attu, one of the bloodiest battles of World War II and the only invasion of the United States since the War of 1812.

 
   
  INDEPENDENT LENS | Red White Black & Blue | PBS  
 

 

In 1942, 3,000 Japanese troops invaded the Aleutian Island of Attu in Alaska, the only invasion of American soil since the War of 1812. Sixty years later, two U.S. soldiers who fought on the remote island journey back to one of the worst battles of World War II, where they relive the 19-day combat that the American government kept secret.

 

 

 
   
  Allied troops invade Kiska island in the Aleutians  
 

 

August 15, 1943: Over 34,000 American and Canadian troops land on Kiska island to find that the Japanese have fled.

This clip is from the digital multimedia version of Ordinary Heroes: Six Stars in the Window. )(www.sixstarsinthewindow.com).