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Using KOCOA Military Terrain Analysis for the Assessment of Twentieth Century Battlefield Landscapes

Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, PO Box 789, Albury, NSW 2640, Australia
Heritage 2020, 3(3), 753-781; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage3030042
Received: 19 June 2020 / Revised: 8 July 2020 / Accepted: 9 July 2020 / Published: 13 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Archaeological Heritage)
Military terrain analysis serves as a tool to examine a battle commander’s view of a battlefield and permits to hindcast some of the rationale for actions taken. This can be augmented by physical evidence of the remains of the battle that still exist in the cultural landscape. In the case of World War II-era battlefields, such terrain analysis has to take into account the influence of aerial warfare—the interrelationship between attacking aircraft and the siting of anti-aircraft guns. This paper examines these issues using the case example of the Japanese WWII-era base on Kiska in the Aleutian Islands (Alaska). View Full-Text
Keywords: battlefield archaeology; military heritage; cultural landscapes battlefield archaeology; military heritage; cultural landscapes
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Spennemann, D.H. Using KOCOA Military Terrain Analysis for the Assessment of Twentieth Century Battlefield Landscapes. Heritage 2020, 3, 753-781.

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