A historical oddity

My earlier posting put me to thinking about World War II. One thing I noticed a while ago was a rather odd historical fact. Consider the following two statements:

1) No battles were fought within the United States during World War II.
2) There are two World War II battlefields within the United States.

Both these statements are true. Can anyone explain this odd quirk of history?


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