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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A more powerful naval transmitter nearby was available , but rather than admit
failure to the navy and risk further possible delay if that means failed as well , the
army message center sent the encrypted message as a telegram to General ...
At the last moment , early on the morning of June 4 , Genda discharged himself
from sick bay and participated in a conference that decided that as the Midway -
bound aircraft were launched , scout planes would also be sent aloft to seek out ...
Meant from the beginning to be live bait for the aggressive Halsey , Ozawa had
sent most of his aircraft to operate from shore facilities , and was unable to defend
his carriers against the determined American attack . In the engagement , Ozawa
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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
Coral Sea and Midway
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