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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Stilwell also contended that Chennault carried not only supplies but contraband
in his aircraft , a charge that doubtless carried substantial truth , since bribery was
then the mainstay of bureaucratic existence in China . Anyone who wished to ...
... in the bombardment of the Japanese home islands . The B - 29 was capable of
carrying up to 20 , 000 lbs . of bombs , including the first nuclear weapons , while
the earlier B - 17 Flying Fortress would usually carry only 6 , 000 lbs . of bombs ...
bombs on a mission and lacked the ability to carry the new weapon . ... The range
of the B - 29 also greatly outdistanced that of the B - 17 : the B - 29 could carry the
war to the heart of the enemy at a round trip range of 3 , 250 statute miles ...
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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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