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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tained one light carrier , two battleships , eight heavy cruisers , two light cruisers ,
eleven destroyers , and twelve transports that ... Kondo ' s force also contained
various and sundry other support ships including two seaplane carriers and three
This time he found American carriers unprotected , unsuspecting , and just within
range of Yamato ' s big guns . Taffy Five , the designation for Rear Admiral Clifton
Sprague ' s jeep carrier force , was protecting the northern approaches to the ...
At nearly the same time that the two forces in the south were being reduced ,
Halsey ' s carriers caught up with Ozawa and his force . Meant from the beginning
to be live bait for the aggressive Halsey , Ozawa had sent most of his aircraft to ...
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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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