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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Lexington was on fire but was still afloat several hours after the attacks ceased .
Initially fire control teams were able to control the initial damage , but Lexington
suffered fatal damage when sparks from an electric generator motor , which had ...
LeMay then began systematic fire bombing of other cities as well as of the
remaining portions of the greater Tokyo - Yokohama area . Victims of the
American bombing raids , were , in LeMay ' s words , “ scorched and boiled and
baked to ...
But if the fire was too close or too intense , the stream would probably boil , and
anyone in it would die . The total number killed in the fire bombings is unknown ,
but the most recent count puts the number at over two million , which is much ...
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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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