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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... no more aircraft . Of the 180 - odd aircraft comprising the first wave , only one
was lost in launch . The second wave , launched soon after the first , had no
casualities . Nagumo now had 351 aircraft speeding toward Pearl , about ninety ...
and faster than the old Lexington , Yorktown , and Hornet , although it could carry
only half the aircraft of the Essex class . Finally , the escort , or jeep , carriers ,
constructed partially of plywood , were lighter still and provided efficient , rapid ...
The aircraft loss rate became about 6 percent , as opposed to the 5 percent that
had been considered the greatest acceptable loss figure . Further , bombing from
an altitude of 30 , 000 feet frequently placed the bombers in or near the jet ...
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Never look back: a history of World War II in the PacificUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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