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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Consequently , in March 1942 General Joseph Stilwell arrived in Chiang ' s
capital , Chungking , to serve as chief of staff of the Chinese Army . In effect he
was second in command , second only to Generalissimo Chiang himself . Stilwell
On one occasion , when informed of one of his general ' s incompetence , Chiang
turned his cane on the offending officer , apparently believing that a good public
thrashing would restore competence . Chiang evidently had a shortsighted view ...
Then Chiang revealed the depth of his own ignorance . The Allied leaders began
a discussion of Buccaneer , a planned amphibious operation against Burma ,
later canceled partly for lack of landing craft . Someone made mention of the ...
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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
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