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American Experience

The Army Corps of Engineers' Assignment

The job of building an Alaskan highway was assigned to the Army Corps of Engineers.

The Army Corps of Engineers' Assignment

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Environmental Obstacles

The Corps wanted finish the highway in a hurry, but progress was slowed by mud and muskeg.

Environmental Obstacles

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American Experience

Finishing the Alaska Highway

On October 25, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed the last gap of the highway.

Finishing the Alaska Highway

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Clearing the Way

Bulldozers cleared trees and dirt from a 60 to 90-foot swath for the Alaskan Highway.

Clearing the Way

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Arctic Challenges

By September, 1942 the Army Corps of Engineers had struck permafrost.

Arctic Challenges

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Cuba Newsreels: Queue of Asylum-Seekers, 1980

Cubans line up to have their passports stamped at the Peruvian Embassy.

Cuba Newsreels: Queue of Asylum-Seekers, 1980

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Cuba Newsreels: Castro Visits the U.S.S.R., 1972

Castro travels to the U.S.S.R. and meets with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.

Cuba Newsreels: Castro Visits the U.S.S.R., 1972

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Building the Alaska Highway Promo

In May of 1942, thousands of American soldiers began the building of the Alaska Highway.

Building the Alaska Highway Promo

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Trailer | The Fight | American Experience

Theirs was a rivalry that would draw American and Germany inching closer to war.

Trailer | The Fight | American Experience

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Chapter 1 | The Fight

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