Never Look Back: A History of World War II in the Pacific
50 years ago, Japan attacked Pearl Harbour and brought a reluctant America into World War II. Armed with fresh materials, which have become available only in the last decade, Renzi and Roehrs take a critical look at the decisive Japanese-American episodes in "The Great Pacific War". Unlike standard histories of World War II, "Never Look Back" includes the Japanese perspective, bringing to light challenging facts: in "Operation Flying Elephant" the Japanese attempted to cause forest fires in the American West by releasing hydrogen-filled balloons. When Americans of Japanese ancestry were interned during the conflict, word reached Japan of their plight and resulted in even greater mistreatment of American POWs in Japan. It is argued that Japan did not surrender because of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki or because of the conventional firebombing or because of the US submarine campaign, but because the USSR entered the war.
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The Japanese were unable to sustain losses at this rate , and so the Allies were
able to establish air superiority by mid ... bombers would soften up the intended
landing sight and provide sufficient cover for the Allied troops to come ashore .
The idea was that a fleet of thousands of aircraft would deliberately crash land
into Allied warships . Theoretically , the plan could have resulted in the sinking of
the entire active Allied battle navy . Known officially as the Special Attack Corps ...
Allied veterans who participated in campaigns there consider that they have long
been ignored . In truth , their real complaint may be that the fighting in the CBI
theater was not decisive in defeating the Japanese . The theater was at the end
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Although presented as a history of the Pacific War from the Japanese point of view and a work that should provide new insights for Americans, this book by late historian Renzi fails to offer any new ... Read full review
Planning Operation Hawaii
From Pearl Harbor to Java
Coral Sea and Midway
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