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 marines thought very poorly of this decision , however , and some opined
aloud they believed Fletcher wished to add a fourth color to the American flag .
His decision delayed the landing of much - needed supplies and probably cost ...
Immediate surrender was the only means to assure that Japan would live on as a
unified nation after the conflict . When the emperor finished speaking , the
decision had been made . Many of those assembled left in tears . The official
Hirohito stated simply but very firmly that all present had already agreed to a
surrender decision ; it displeased him that a second meeting was necessary to
enforce the decision . As soon as the meeting terminated , Togo rushed to 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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