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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Next , army engineers and navy Seabees would build air strips or repair existing
facilities to allow aircraft to operate from them on advance missions against future
assault locations . This procedure was then repeated . By March 1944 the Allies ...
Even by its own standards , the army practiced brutality on its enlisted personnel .
Corporal punishment was common . Striking of enlisted men was actually
encouraged in the course of maintaining routine discipline . The number of
deaths in ...
Ashore , the Japanese Thirty - Second Army , under Lt . General Mitsuru Ushijima
, prepared his 130 , 000 men , mostly Manchurian veterans , to meet the
Americans . He also conducted extensive propaganda among the island ' s
nearly half ...
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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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