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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Dive bombers would plummet down on their prey and attempt to hole the flight
deck , or better , knock out the elevators that brought the planes up from the
hangar decks . Fighters would accompany the bombers and attempt to clear the
skies of ...
Even the local inhabitants thought the Japanese foolish to attempt so challenging
an undertaking . Meanwhile MacArthur had begun to commit the remaining
Australian forces to Port Moresby and the defense of New Guinea . The
The Kamikazes now began what was to be their greatest attempt of the war to
sink American warships . Their effort at Okinawa was named the Ten - Go
operation , the Heavenly Air Offensive . It was divided , roughly , into ten separate
series or ...
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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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