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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Lacking enough fuel to reach Chiang Kai - shek ' s lines , one plane turned
toward Vladivostok , where its crew was interned by the Russians , although they
were later allowed to escape via Iran and India . The remainder of the crews
At dusk that evening , Kurita turned westward . It looked as if the central part of
the battle had terminated . In fact , Kurita was pulling back to regroup and
intended to attempt to force the straits the next day . This should have been
evident to the ...
Washington named Douglas MacArthur to command it . Had he done so , his
reputation in postwar Japan would certainly not have been as positive as it
turned out to be . Early in the conflict the American military and civilian
establishment had ...
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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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