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Alcan Highway


"Alcan Highway" is a 2013 documentary film written and directed by Aleksi Salmenperä.

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Google previewHandling Life's Disappointments (2014)

by David O. Dykes

The Alcan Highway is a primitive road thatis often unpaved because of the damage that freezing temperatures can do to pavement.

Google previewWorld War II: the Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945 (2012)

by Norman Polmar, Thomas B. Allen

Alcan Highway The only occasion on which Albacores made torpedo attacks from carriers occurred in March 1941 when Albacores from the Formidable attacked the Italian fleet olf Cape Matapan. Albacores were used primarily as bombers ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environment and Society (2007)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by Paul Robbins

The Alcan Highway (Alaska-Canadian) runs from the United States through Canada to Alaska. It was built during World War II to provide a viable land route to provide protection to Alaska. Many American highways have been built for defense ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Arctic (2012)

by Mark Nuttall

The Alcan Highway connects Fairbanks by land with Canada and what Alaskans call “the lower 48” or “outside.” The climate is typically continental, with very cold winters and pleasantly warm summers. Several consecutive days or weeks of ...

Google previewThe Great Black Migration: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic (2014)

by Steven A. Reich

Black soldiers constructed the Alcan Highway through Alaska and the Canadian Northwest, while black WAACs sorted mail, drove trucks, and operated telephone switchboards. Tense conditions arose or were exacerbated by the rapid influx ...

Google previewBritannica Concise Encyclopedia (2008)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Alcan Highway See ALASKA HIGHWAY Alcatraz Island Rocky island in SAN FRANCISCO BAY, California, U.S. It has an area of 22 acres (9 hectares) and is located 1.5 mi (2 km) offshore from the city of SAN FRANCISCO. The site of the first ...

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