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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Konoye further obliged the military in November 1937 by proclaiming the Greater
East Asia Co - Prosperity Sphere , more commonly known in Japan itself as Dai
Nippon , meaning literally ( and much more simply ) “ greater Japan .
The Japanese and American submarine campaigns could scarcely show greater
diversity . The Japanese possessed decided advantages at the outset .
Specifically , their navy possessed the long - lance torpedo for submarine use .
But Stilwell now demanded that greater emphasis be given the Tenth Air Force ,
under Brigadier General Clayton Bissell , which had charge of bringing in
supplies from India . Stilwell asked Bissell to devote a greater percentage of
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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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