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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In an attempt to regain air superiority in the Solomons and New Guinea , Admiral
Yamamoto had stripped the South Seas Fleet in Truk of its remaining planes and
pilots and sent them to Rabaul . He was not , however , able to supply Rabaul ...
On February 17 , 1944 , Mitscher ' s fast task force was used once again , this
time in a raid on the redoubtable Japanese garrison at Truk . Knowing that the
Japanese had a sizable force on the island , and that the true importance of Truk
From the runways on Tinian , the Japanese could venture as far south as Truk , or
, conversely , as far north as Tokyo . These runways were a primary target of the
Allied advance . Possession of them would place the Japanese home islands ...
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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
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