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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Maps and Photographs Maps Japan ' s Attack on Pearl Harbor , December 7 ,
1941 Battleship Row , Pearl Harbor , 7 : 55 AM , December 7 , 1941 Japan ' s
Invasion of Luzon , the Philippines , December 10 – 24 , 1941 The Southwest
On December 2 fleet intelligence at Pearl Harbor learned that all Japanese naval
radio ship call designations had been changed , the second such change within
a month ; this was the first time in anyone ' s memory that two such changes had ...
After a brief struggle in which seventeen Americans and one Japanese soldier
lost their lives , Guam fell to Japan on December 12 , 1941 . Similarly , the
American garrison of 300 marines and civilian volunteers on Wake Island was
forced to ...
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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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