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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His strike fleet alone boasted four flattops . ... battles would be to close to a range
of approximately 100 miles and fly off waves of bombers and fighters to destroy
the enemy ' s force while attempting to defend one ' s own from counter strikes .
As insurance that the American carriers would not be in the Midway area when
Nagumo launched his air strike against the atoll , Yamamoto ordered one final
force to American waters . A group of 15 I - class submarines were to patrol the ...
Nagumo had been in a quandary since he had received Tomonaga ' s request for
another strike . Initially , half of the remaining aircraft had been brought on deck ,
on two of his four carriers armed with torpedoes , and manned by the most ...
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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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From Pearl Harbor to Java
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