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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Anti - Japanese sentiment persisted on the West Coast and even in Hawaii , the
most tolerant of American possessions , to such an extent that on America ' s
western seaboard Japanese were forbidden to buy or lease land in some ...
The Japanese had invaded the northern half early in their initial offensive ,
securing the coastal areas . The island , which the Australians regarded as
something of a colony , was inhabited by about 600 tribes and a very few white
the Australian Seventh and American Thirty - Second Infantry Divisions had
driven the Japanese back within their defensive positions around the coastal
villages of Gona and Buna . Their progress had stalled , however , because of a
lack of ...
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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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