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Daily Question # 466 February 5, 2010

Posted by Chandrakant in Uncategorized.
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This  is  a  memorial  located  at  a  place  which  was  the  venue  of  the  only  land  battle  of  WW II  in  that  country . However , this  place  has  yet  another  distinction  which  is  the  result  of  an  ‘adjustment’  .

What  distinction ?

This  is  the  WW II  memorial  in  Attu  Island , USA .

In the north the International Date Line swings to the east through the Bering Strait  and then west past the Aleutian Islands  in order to keep Alaska (part of the USA ) and Russia, which are due north and south of each other in that region, on opposite sides of the line and in agreement with the date in the rest of those countries. As a result of this line-adjusting, the right to call itself “The Last Place on Earth” (that is, the latest place with regards to time) goes to the westernmost Aleutian Island of  Attu .

Fully  cracked  only  by  Shrey  Goyal . Am  giving  full  credits  to  Deepthi , Rithwik , Rajith  Ravi  and  Dr  Vijaynath  V as  well .

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1. Deepthi Mani - February 5, 2010

Attu island
Westernmost part of USA

2. Rithwik - February 5, 2010

The WWII peace memorial on Attu Island which was the site of the only World War II land battle on United States soil.This is the westernmost and largest island in the Near Islands group of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, making it the westernmost point of land relative to Alaska and the United States.

3. Shrey Goyal - February 5, 2010

Attu Island, the westernmost point

4. rajith ravi - February 5, 2010

Attu war memorial on Engineer Hill, the only land battle site in US.(Erected by japanese govt)

The weather on Attu is typical cloudy, rainy, and foggy. High winds occur occasionally. Five or six days a week are likely to be rainy, and there are only about eight or ten clear days a year. It is also known as Birding Paradise

In February, 2008, a group of American veterans led by John E. Jonas TSGT USAF (Ret.) began a petition to have the Japanese memorial removed or relocated from the island and replaced with two U.S. funded markers: one to the Japanese soldiers who died on the island and one to the Americans.

5. anil raghavan - February 6, 2010

battle of kohima?

6. DR.VIJAYNATH.V - February 6, 2010

attu war memorial in alaska.only battle in ww2 that has occured in USA.

7. Max - February 6, 2010

place – okinawa
adjustment – …. maximum no: of centenarians?


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