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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... air support , which his land - based aircraft would not be able to supply . Thus ,
Nimitz agreed to allow MacArthur to use his fast carrier fleet to provide the
necessary air cover , while the engineers and Seabees carved out air strips on
Despite an offensive in China that provided a direct land link with Indochina (
except that ultimately the rice had to be shipped by sea from Korea to one of the
home islands ) , little rice from southeast Asia reached Japan . Some farmers in ...
In May 1944 , the Japanese exploded the myth that they could not move at will in
China when they launched an offensive in southern China to gain a land route for
transporting the Indochinese rice crop to Japan and also to seize some 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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