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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Tokyo was holding the fourteenth part until morning . The document was a
recapitulation of recent Japanese - American trade relations and was evidently
going to reach a negative conclusion in its still missing final section . Kramer
decided to ...
Hawaii was then almost exclusively a playground of the wealthy , no small
number of whom had private planes that could and did produce blips that
morning . A little before 6 : 00 AM Nagumo turned his carriers into the wind and
began the ...
On the morning of May 7 , 1942 , the two forces spotted one another almost
simultaneously . A Japanese scout plane sighted what it reported to be an aircraft
carrier and escort that was in reality the oiler Neosho and destroyer Sims .
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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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