The Only Land Battle Fought on U.S. soil in WWII (Strange Stories)

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    The Aleutian Islands Campaign was a military campaign led by U.S. and Canadian forces on the Islands of Attu and Kiska.
    It saw the only land battle fought on U.S. soil in World War two. .
    Apart from that, the invasion of the Kiska island known as Operation Cottage is remembered as one of the most bizarre actions in the entire war.

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  • Simple History
    Simple History  28 days ago +5620

    On the The Aleutian Islands campaign
    , the Canadian soldiers were issued with American M1 helmets to avoid friendly fire incidents..

    • Brody Brown
      Brody Brown 7 days ago

      I was wondering why they looked liked American soldiers

    • Thanos
      Thanos 10 days ago

      Simple History ok

    • Damian Grouse
      Damian Grouse 14 days ago

      Sean Niver Hockey helmets...⚡️

    • Aidan Uri
      Aidan Uri 15 days ago

      Ah okay, because I was like bruh that ain’t Canadian helmets

    • Rick 1776-1970
      Rick 1776-1970 15 days ago

      This is very strange , sounds like an experiment conducted by globalist controlling both sides for Rothschild cia or mossad.
      It was all controlled by deep state ,yes
      Really, this is ridiculous

  • Ben G Vegas
    Ben G Vegas 4 hours ago

    Wow killing each others with no enemy

  • matthew brian
    matthew brian Day ago

    It should also be mentioned that the 1st special service forces was a joint unit of Canadian and American troops.

  • matthew brian
    matthew brian Day ago

    Stupid battle... Idiots.

  • Adam Dadds
    Adam Dadds Day ago

    You’ve been kicked from the server for excessive friendly fire

  • MaChaiTea
    MaChaiTea Day ago

    This story is really funny

  • Hermes Yen
    Hermes Yen Day ago

    Trust is the foundation of every relationship. So is not killing each other.

  • Andy Serrano
    Andy Serrano Day ago

    Is this the new battlefield v map?

  • Hoplite 898
    Hoplite 898 Day ago

    Too many ads dude

  • xd slendy po and bendy veo

    Alaska: oof am shoot Canada lol | Canada: am will attack American and Alaska lol

  • xd slendy po and bendy veo

    Soldier: this is enemy?? | Government of canada: no

  • The Gray Guy
    The Gray Guy 2 days ago

    This is why we need to build a wall!.

  • DikoMan
    DikoMan 2 days ago

    F**k Raid Shadow Legends

  • Rhiannon Whitney
    Rhiannon Whitney 2 days ago

    The War of 1812 all over again, but this time, it's modern.

  • w h a t
    w h a t 3 days ago +2

    *Canadian sees American*

    Canadian: do u want to 1v1 me

  • Corbin Paddison
    Corbin Paddison 5 days ago

    Hello simple history, my great grandfather fought in the battle of Attu I was wondering was there ever a banzai charge. My grandfather had told me that he was involved in a bayonet charge when a Japanese soldier charged and stabbed his elbow. On his way back a grenade landed in front or beside of his Jeep and caused an explosion causing head trauma but not killing him. He fought with the Americans. I was wondering if this story is flawed and if any of it is inaccurate.

  • Mike Armbruster
    Mike Armbruster 5 days ago

    I" m sorry but with this picture looks like US vs Canada

  • Retail Warrior
    Retail Warrior 6 days ago

    If I recall correctly, some of the troops the US brought into the campaign had just gone through desert warfare training because they were supposed to go to the North African Theater.

  • GamingWithCarl YT
    GamingWithCarl YT 6 days ago +2

    The Battle Of Castle Itter: Friendly-fire Enabled
    The Battle Of Aleutian Islands: fRiEnDlY_FiRe EnAbLeD

  • Joás Fellipe
    Joás Fellipe 7 days ago

    What about Pearl Harbor? Is that a U.S soil?

  • Don farlan
    Don farlan 7 days ago

    They made a war where there was none

  • Jacob Black
    Jacob Black 7 days ago

    Whoo agrees that the Japanese were a Worty opponent!!

  • Ray _Blazin420_o
    Ray _Blazin420_o 7 days ago

    Anyone else getting fallout vibes ? Glad I stumbled on this but of history.

  • Wade Smith
    Wade Smith 8 days ago

    This was one of the most highly kept secret from the public in WW2

  • Marieta Hwang
    Marieta Hwang 9 days ago

    Im surprised they didnt get kicked out of the server

  • fitra helmi
    fitra helmi 9 days ago

    Austria: "Y" proud

  • Chris Arroyo
    Chris Arroyo 9 days ago

    Damn it Carl, stop shooting the Canadians!

  • Sir Arnie
    Sir Arnie 9 days ago

    From a very technical standpoint, wouldn't the Philippines be considered "US soil" as it still was under US administration when the Japanese attacked?
    It would be like if Puerto Rico was attacked. No one would say PR isn't US soil.

  • 다이나모
    다이나모 9 days ago
    Aleutian Islands campaign Japanese Military Song.

  • AztekWarrior27
    AztekWarrior27 9 days ago

    Wow, that was f*ed up

  • Urban Student Prepper

    This what happens when call of duty players become recruits.

  • Albert Thatcher
    Albert Thatcher 10 days ago

    313 casualties? And the Japanese still lost the island!
    Can you imagine outscoring your opponent 313-0 and you still lose?

  • Babette Dresdner
    Babette Dresdner 10 days ago

    Einfach geil 👊🏼💙

  • David Castro
    David Castro 10 days ago

    Get your facts straight. Alaska, Guam and the Philippines were all territories of the United States in 1941 that were captured by the Japanese after the attack on Pearl Harbor. So there was more then one land battle fought on U.S. soil. If you were to change the title to North American soil, then you would be correct. But since you say U.S. SOIL, you are dismissing the 1,700 American troops who died on Guam and the 15,000 that died in the Philippines to retake american soil captured by the Japanese.

  • McLaren Lamb
    McLaren Lamb 10 days ago

    Mission failed, we'll get em next time.

  • Mad Cow Rebel
    Mad Cow Rebel 10 days ago

    Why are the Canadians wearing US m1 helmets and not Canadian Mk2 helmets?

  • Mustard Bastard
    Mustard Bastard 10 days ago

    Americans freaking out when the fog starts speaking American

  • bigwolf 22346
    bigwolf 22346 10 days ago

    Well this was embarrassing

  • Francois Leveille
    Francois Leveille 10 days ago

    Not a single photo of the actual islands or what remains of the Japanese installations...

  • Jorge Rivas
    Jorge Rivas 11 days ago

    Canadian officer: Men, prepare your apologies with the bullets of your rifles

  • OldMan
    OldMan 11 days ago

    Really ?! Can't they shout out to each other before firing ?

  • Dylan Mcwhirter
    Dylan Mcwhirter 11 days ago

    I bet we killed more yanks then they killed of

  • Vain AO Craze
    Vain AO Craze 11 days ago

    28-4 Canadians . ehh

  • Azul 5772
    Azul 5772 11 days ago

    What about Pearl Harbor. I meannn technically ppl did fight the Japanese at Pearl Harbor

  • Allen Waters
    Allen Waters 11 days ago

    A royal cluster f**k

  • M 6
    M 6 11 days ago

    Professional narrator, animation looks like a 2 year old made it

  • Faustino Félix
    Faustino Félix 11 days ago

    There's a great book about the Aleutian Islands campaign called Ghosts in the Fog for anyone interested

  • Xavier Andrade
    Xavier Andrade 12 days ago

    Alaska was not a state then, so if you count it as a US soil you also have to count Guam and the Philippines that had a similar status to Alaska at the time.

  • Marko Red
    Marko Red 12 days ago +1

    Spanish civil war?

  • Bas Berger
    Bas Berger 12 days ago

    I think Hiroshima and Nagasaki are a bit more bizarre than this operation.
    Or maybe the internment of over 100.000 Japanese-Americans who didn't commit any crimes.

  • Deaths Reign
    Deaths Reign 12 days ago +1

    Ironic how they all had m1 helmets

  • Sausage Biscuit
    Sausage Biscuit 12 days ago +3

    I was just reading about this on a booked called: "Ghosts in the Fog" so the timing couldn't have been any better lmao

  • R Rockwell
    R Rockwell 12 days ago

    A WW ll Japanese submarine surfaced in Feb. 1942 at Santa Barbara, CA and fired at the beach. Nobody was injured. He did manage to displace some sand.

  • Starcade 85 talk radio
    Starcade 85 talk radio 12 days ago +1

    boise city, oklahoma was bombed during ww2 , look it up tomcats !

  • Meral Irkan
    Meral Irkan 12 days ago

    I already knew about the war but extra infos great

  • Thomas Conrow
    Thomas Conrow 12 days ago

    The flash panel shows Canadian soldier with the Maple Leaf flag patch on their uniforms. This flag was not adopted until 1965.

  • Internet Product
    Internet Product 12 days ago +4

    American and canadian soldiers when they saw anything moves:

    *So* *anyway* *we* *started* *blasting*

  • Prod. By Mas2x
    Prod. By Mas2x 12 days ago

    *gets kicked out the match for friendly fire*

  • Sammy Afe
    Sammy Afe 13 days ago

    Awesome! Thank you for covering our state's history! If you visit the Anchorage Veteran's museum you can see an authentic Japanese sword from the campaign

  • Chris Smith
    Chris Smith 13 days ago +1

    Makes sense why id never heard of this, interesting.