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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Superior aircraft and close support tactics had given them a decided advantage
over their industrially backward foe . At sea as well , the Japanese had advanced
. By 1941 they boasted one of the most modern and capable striking forces in ...
The first ran dangerously close to shore and threatened the fleet with the
possibility of running aground . The second was quite safe but required a great
deal of time , and the Japanese were not that patient . The final option was the
The operational tactic employed in sea battles would be to close to a range of
approximately 100 miles and fly off waves of bombers and fighters to destroy the
enemy ' s force while attempting to defend one ' s own from counter strikes .
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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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