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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Hence his posting to sea duty as commander in chief of the combined fleet in
August of 1939 ; it would be almost impossible for any assassin , at least any
member of the army , to reach him . Not long after Yamamoto assumed this post ,
On February 1 , 1941 , he assumed the post of commander in chief , U . S . Fleet ,
which was a misnomer , and also his actual working title , Commander in Chief ,
Pacific Fleet ( CINCPAC ) . Here Kimmel for the first time in his career may have ...
Their pilots were probably even more exhausted than their American
counterparts , and the Japanese failed to anticipate that the United States would
substantially penetrate their JN – 25 fleet code cipher . ( Later they assumed that
the United ...
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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
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