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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The initial invasion took place two hours before the air raid on Pearl Harbor .
Originally the schedules were to coincide , but Yamamoto argued that adherence
to this timetable , to which he had initially agreed , would force his Pearl Harbor
From the euphoria of the first six months of the conflict , Japan was now on the
verge of an Allied invasion . Fittingly , had the Japanese known it , the Pentagon
plan for the invasion was code - named Downfall . It envisioned a conflict that ...
Tadamichi , 167 Kurita , Rear Adm . Takeo , 108 – 11 Kuroshima , Capt . Kameto ,
29 , 30 Kurusu , Saburo , 18 - 19 , 22 Kusaka , Rear Adm . Ryunosuke , 31
Kwajalein Atoll , 96 MacArthur , Gen . Douglas , 57 , 79 , 80 , 88 , 176 invasion 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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