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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To placate Admiral King , a separate force of two heavy cruisers , three light
cruisers , and thirteen destroyers under the command of Rear Admiral Robert
Theobald was sent north to protect Dutch Harbor in the Aleutians , which
Rochefort ' s ...
Early on the morning of August 9 , 1942 , the Japanese sent a force of five heavy
cruisers , two light cruisers , and a destroyer under Rear Admiral Gunichi Mikawa
to engage the American forces at Guadalcanal and destroy their transport and ...
Ozawa commanded Japan ' s four remaining carriers , two battleships , three
cruisers , and eight destroyers . But he reputedly had only 116 operative aircraft ,
flown by inexperienced aviators , and divided among his carriers , although
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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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