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 interest revived suddenly early in November of 1940 when the British
Mediterranean fleet executed a surprise dusk attack against the Italian fleet at
Taranto . The British utilized twenty - one old Swordfish biplanes flying from the
deck of ...
Two Dutch cruisers and two British destroyers were sunk . In a later action , one
American and one Austrian cruiser were also lost . On March 8 all of Java
capitulated to the Japanese . Burma , bordering on British India , suffered a
similar fate .
For the first time , British warships participated in an island - hopping campaign .
On the direct orders of Prime Minister Winston Churchill , the British Admiralty
had begun transferring capital ships from the Atlantic to the Pacific as of late ...
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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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