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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To placate Admiral King , a separate force of two heavy cruisers , three light
cruisers , and thirteen destroyers under the command of Rear Admiral Robert
Theobald was sent north to protect Dutch Harbor in the Aleutians , which
Rochefort ' s ...
Vice Admiral Jisaburo Ozawa had promptly executed Toyoda ' s plan to destroy
American air and naval power . Utilizing all of Japan ' s remaining available
carrier strength , he marshalled a force that included five heavy and four light
Although none of the participants realized it until it was over , this was the
greatest naval battle in history . No less than 282 ships were engaged , and
nearly 190 , 000 sailors . The United States lost one light carrier , two escort
carriers , two ...
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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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