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Great issue reporting the "Battle of Los Angeles"...

Item # 665785

February 25, 1942

HERALD EXPRESS, Los Angeles, Feb. 25, 1942 

* Battle of Los Angeles
* World War II - WWII

Simply a nice issue for display on what is known as the "Battle of Los Angeles". The front page has as quite large & dramatic headline: "BATTLE ENEMY AIR RAIDERS OVER L. A." with a smaller banner heading noting: "Shrapnel Falls in Long Beach Streets" with subheads.
This event was a curious incident of World War II, the result of a rumored attack by the Japanese upon the coast of California. It was ultimately a false alarm attributed to a case of "war nerves" likely triggered by a lost weather balloon and exacerbated by stray flares and shell bursts from adjoining batteries.
Incomplete issue containing the front and back leafs of the 1st section only (Pages 1,2 & 15,16), minor wear at the margins, nice for display as such.

Category: World War II

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