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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Lacking enough fuel to reach Chiang Kai - shek ' s lines , one plane turned
toward Vladivostok , where its crew was interned by the Russians , although they
were later allowed to escape via Iran and India . The remainder of the crews
A very rare photograph shows the carrier Franklin receiving a hit , her deck crew
gazing in both wonderment and fear and just beginning to react physically , as a
Japanese pilot crashes his plane high above , into her masts . The Franklin was ...
The B - 29 came equipped with pressurized crew stations for comfort at high
altitudes , ground - mapping radar , and remote - controlled gun turrets . The
number of aircrew on board fluctuated between ten and fourteen , depending
upon the ...
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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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