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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Lt . General Shojiro lida jumped off from the northern Malay Peninsula on
January 20 . The only British hope was the monsoon rains , which would begin in
late May . Iida quickly drove northward , as Burmese freely volunteered
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Life in Japan by late 1943 was even more squalid , largely because the U . S .
submarine campaign severed contact with the overseas empire . The Japanese
may have conquered the Eldorado of the South , but they never enjoyed its fruits
By the late summer of 1945 they roamed the streets of what remained of Japan at
will , preying upon the unwary by practicing cannibalism . Cities became
depopulated . Police restrictions notwithstanding , the populace sought refuge
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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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