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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When Hull noted that Nomura and Kurusu often seemed to voice less belligerent
language than their instructions apparently ordered , he assumed that they were
following a policy of deliberate duplicity . Thus , Hull fell victim to inaccurate ...
Had Washington known the true quality of the Japanese military on the Asian
mainland after Pearl Harbor , the United States might have been less inclined to
tolerate Chiang ' s blackmail . In October 1944 , Roosevelt caved in to pressure ...
They honeycombed the island with bunkers , emplacements , and machine gun
nests , all well camouflaged . Many of the Japanese emplacements where
impenetrable even to direct naval gunfire . Iwo ' s defenders had no less than
three air ...
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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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