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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Some officers actually subscribed to both schools of thought , and debate
between them at first seemed routine . By early 1936 , however , the Kodo felt
they had lost ground . They attempted to redress the balance by staging an
insurrection in ...
Nagumo , who had sortied from the Inland Sea on May 27 , seemed little happier
over the upcoming Midway operation than he had been when he sailed for Pearl
Harbor six months before . But unlike the Pearl operation , he was embarked on ...
Life was not always pleasant , but the sacrifices probably seemed worthwhile .
Life in Japan by late 1943 was even more squalid , largely because the U . S .
submarine campaign severed contact with the overseas empire . The Japanese
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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
Planning Operation Hawaii
From Pearl Harbor to Java
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