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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... deadly hand - to - hand warfare , supplemented by the Americans ' extensive
use of flamethrowers . With the fall of Eniwetok the way was open for the
American advance to the Marianas . From the standpoint of the average
Japanese soldier ...
Fighting was hand to hand , especially after the five days it took the marines to
get beyond their beachheads . When the Americans had clearly triumphed , Saito
and Nagumo committed seppuku , ritual suicide , with the usual wartime twist of ...
The frequent rains - on occasion so heavy men literally could not see their hands
in front of their faces — had sometimes made hand - tohand fighting almost like
mud wrestling . In some cases Americans and Japanese had literally strangled ...
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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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