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Alaska Highway completed

By International News Service

WASHINGTON -- The Japanese threat to Alaska and the northwest Pacific was definitely lessened today with the announcement by Secretary of War Stimson that the 1,671-mile Alaskan-Canadian highway is in operation and that munitions and other materials are moving forward.

"Trucks started to roll the entire 1,671-mile length of the Alcan highway this week, carrying munitions and materiel to troops in Alaska," Stimson revealed at his weekly press conference.

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The highway was completed in a record time of six months and runs from Dawson Creek, northwest of Edmonton, to Fairbanks, Alaska.

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