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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The Marine Corps , the navy ' s specially trained assault troops , were assigned to
lead the island hopping campaign as it reclaimed the vital islands of the Pacific .
In 1941 they did not possess any special sort of boat or craft that would allow ...
Several British advisers warned that the marines ' Higgins Boats would not be
able to cross the reef at high tide , as did a native , who risked his life to inform the
Americans that the tides would not permit an invasion the next day , November
Early on the morning of October 25 , Admiral J . B . Oldendorf ' s PT boat picket
line detected Nishimura ' s force attempting to navigate through Surigao Strait .
Oldendorf had his destroyers torpedo several Japanese ships , after which they ...
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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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