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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But Short held it in far more contempt than did the army commanders in Panama
or on the West Coast ( although not ... On February 1 , 1941 , he assumed the
post of commander in chief , U . S . Fleet , which was a misnomer , and also his ...
This is the primary danger when commanders divide their forces . ... Had the
United States chosen to name a single supreme commander in the Pacific ,
rather than relying on the considered opinion of divergent personalities , the
chance of ...
Also in October Vice Admiral Louis Mountbatten became Supreme Allied
Commander of the Southeast Asia Command . At first he operated out of Delhi
but later he moved his headquarters to the cooler city of Kandy , in central Ceylon
( now ...
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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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