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The "Battle of Los Angeles" during World War II...

Item # 701956

February 25, 1942


* Battle of Los Angeles - Air Raid
* Japanese airplane attack ? UFO's ?

The front page has a two column headline: "War in California: Intern Japs, Congressmen Demand; Sub Raider Is Still Loose" with subheads. (see images)
This is a report on what is known as the "Battle of Los Angeles".  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.
Complete with 26 pages, light toning at the margins, small library label near the top of the front page, some small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.

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